The Chinese government pulled the plug on CNN's feed inside their country when AC360 aired David McKenzie's report on the crackdown on Christians in Eastern China. Christian leaders there are facing the worst persecution in decades. It features exclusive video of police clashing with church members.
Ray Rice has lost major sponsorships, but the NFL still has plenty of money coming in from advertisers. Now, one ad campaign geared toward women is getting publicity for all the wrong reasons. Alexandra Field has the story.
David Haines is the third Western captive to be executed on video by ISIS. His family is dealing with an unimaginable tragedy. His brother Mike is speaking out about David's motivation to be an aid worker. Nic Robertson has the latest.
ISIS' videos show horrifying acts of brutality carried out in Syria and Iraq. Those graphic images have many people wondering whether ISIS could launch an attack on U.S. soil. Anderson looked at ISIS' capabilities with CNN Political commentator Peter Beinart and retired Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling.
Ray Rice landed in a diversion program that helped him avoid jail time for abusing his wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Shaneen Allen was not so lucky. She was carrying her gun that was licensed in Pennsylvania when she was pulled over in New Jersey. She did not realize the license didn't transfer across state lines and was arrested on the spot. She now faces the possibility of more than 11 years in prison. The same prosecutor who agreed to put Ray Rice in his diversion program had already said no to Shaneen Allen. Randi Kaye has the story.
Adrian Peterson will be back on the field, playing with the Vikings next weekend. The decision comes just days after he was benched following his indictment on a felony child abuse charge. Peterson released a statement on the way he punished his son, saying in part:
"The way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man..."
He is talking about a style of parenting that millions of Americans will recognize. It is also a style of parenting that's at the center of a national debate over what constitutes abuse. Ed Lavandera takes a closer look at the Peterson case.
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley weighed into the controversy surrounding Adrian Peterson saying:
"I'm from the south. Whipping is…we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances. We have to be careful letting people dictate how we..you know treat their children."
Anderson discussed all of this with children's advocate Areeva Martin, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Diane Foley spoke exclusively with Anderson Cooper about the kidnapping and murder of her son, journalist James Foley. She put the blame squarely on ISIS, but she also said that she felt "our country let Jim down." She also spoke to Anderson about her son’s time in captivity, the handling of an e-mail demanding an impossible random, the release of Bowe Bergdahl and the launch of the James Foley Legacy Fund and Foundation.
Justice Correspondent Pam Brown reports on the government's response to Diane Foley's allegations.
The recent shooting death of an Arizona gun instructor has put a spotlight on children at shooting ranges. The man who was killed was a father of four. His children suffered a tremendous loss, yet they have reached out with compassion to the young girl who killed their father. Randi Kaye has the story.
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One year ago al Qaeda-linked militants attacked Kenya's Westgate Mall. During the two-day rampage they killed 71 people and injured hundreds of others. There were more than 100 security cameras rolling. Director Dan Reed used that video to retell the frightening story of the attack in his new documentary "Terror at the Mall." He told Anderson this was the most videoed attack in history.
Watch a clip of "Terror at the Mall" below, the film premieres on HBO this Monday.
On the same day the NFL officially filed Ray Rice's suspension from the league, we learn that a Texas sheriff filed a warrant for the arrest of Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson. He was indicted on a felony count of injury to a child and will not be on the field this weekend. What does this mean for the league as it struggles with a serious image problem? Anderson spoke with CNN Sports' Rachel Nichols and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
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