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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.
What does your signature say about you? A new exhibit looks at how everyone from presidents to pop stars signed some of their most noteworthy documents. Check it out with Tom Foreman.
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.
Security cameras were rolling as al Qaeda linked militants stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall. The siege would last just over two days, claim 71 lives and leave hundreds wounded. Tonight Anderson speaks with director Dan Reed about his new documentary "Terror at the Mall." It tells the inside story of the attack through footage assembled from more than 100 surveillance cameras, along with new interviews from survivors and rescuers.
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Why wasn't Floyd Mayweather's career damaged by his record of domestic violence? Anderson discussed this with legal analyst Sunny Hostin and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner.
Questions are mounting about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the Ray Rice case. The latest news is only adding fuel to calls for him to resign. ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' reports that sources tell them that back in June, Ray Rice told Goodell that he punched his then-fiance in that Atlantic City elevator. Gary Tuchman has an up close look at Goodell's time as commissioner.
When her son, journalist James Foley, was kidnapped in Syria by ISIS, Diane Foley, along with the rest of her family, became tireless advocates for his safe return. For 21 months, they showed strength and grace, even as they learned the very worst happened to him.
Diane Foley spoke exclusively to Anderson Cooper about the son she loved and the James Foley Legacy Foundation. She also candidly discussed her belief that the U.S. government did not do enough to bring James and Steven Sotloff home safely.
She explained the situation saying:
'Jim was killed in the most horrific way. He was sacrificed because of a lack of coordination, lack of communication, and a lack of prioritization.'
We invited the White House to provide someone to comment on Diane Foley's assertions, but they declined. However, during an interview with National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Wolf Blitzer asked about it. You can watch her response, along with Anderson's conversation with Dan O'Shea, a former hostage negotiator at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and Maajid Nawaz, a former jihadi recruiter.
President Obama's speech on ISIS set off some pretty intense fireworks on AC360. Senator John McCain lit into CNN's new Senior Political Commentator Jay Carney over the president's policies in Iraq and Syria. This confrontation nearly didn't happen. The two were not scheduled to be on the show at the same time, but Senator McCain took aim at Carney who was still sitting on set and that triggered the heated confrontation. Anderson looked at both of their arguments with Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger and political commentator Peter Beinart.