A jury in Texas found a man not guilty in the murder of a drunk driver who killed his sons. Local media reports say in 2012, 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. was intoxicated when he struck and killed David Barajas' sons. They were just 11 and 12, and helping to push the family's truck down a road near their home. Prosecutors say Barajas then shot and killed Banda. Anderson discussed this emotional case with former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin and Mark O'Mara, who is George Zimmerman's former attorney.
Officer Darren Wilson's actions are being closely scrutinized to determine whether his decision to shoot Michael Brown was justified. One lab is working to help train police officers for the moments like that when lives are on the line. Gary Tuchman visited the violence confrontation lab and even took part in one of the simulations.
Anderson discussed the impact of this sort of training with Neil Bruntrager, General Counsel of the St. Louis Police Officers Association and Phillip Abita Goff, Assistant Professor of social psychology at UCLA.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis said he had no idea how many people were thinking of him and working to secure his release. He briefly spoke to reporters after arriving back at his family's home. Miguel Marquez has the latest on Curtis' homecoming.
Investigative journalist David Rohde knows what it is like to return home after spending time as the hostage of a militant group. He escaped from his Taliban captors. Rohde spoke to Anderson about Curtis' homecoming.
An anti-ISIS group now says there was a second American killed fighting in Syria. The group that released photos of Douglas McCain's passport and his remains made the claim without providing any identification or evidence. U.S. officials estimate that dozens of Americans have tried to join ISIS. What would make them want to travel to Syria, pick up a weapon and fight for a group like that? Jason Carroll looks at the stories of other American jihadis.
Maajid Nawaz was once a member of a militant Muslim group. Today he is the author of "RADICAL: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism." Anderson spoke to him about how groups like ISIS recruit westerners.
There was no dashcam on Officer Wilson's car when he fired the fatal shots at Michael Brown. Some argue one of those cameras could have stopped the controversy surrounding the shooting. Randi Kaye looks at several incidents where dashcams were involved and found it is not always an open and shut case.
Are dashcams really a quick fix in cases like the Michael Brown shooting? Anderson discussed that question with Washington University law professor Neil Richards and CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos.
More than 1,400 people have died from Ebola across West Africa. In Liberia, some 70,000 people are quarantined in a neighborhood of the capital after rioters looted a treatment center claiming the virus was a government hoax. 120 healthcare workers have died of Ebola, and twice as many are infected. Now Dr. Thomas Frieden, the Director of the CDC, who's on the ground in Liberia is calling the outbreak an 'absolute emergency.' Anderson discussed the crisis with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
A man who lives near the spot where Michael Brown lost his life has come forward with what he says is an audio recording of Officer Wilson firing his gun. CNN cannot independently confirm that this is an actual recording of the shooting, but if it is authentic it could be a key piece of evidence. Ted Rowlands has what can be heard on this recording.
What could the recording mean for prosecutors, if Officer Wilson is charged in the shooting of Michael Brown? Anderson discussed it with CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin, along with audio forensic expert Frank Piazza.
You might know Hill Harper as one of the stars of the show 'Covert Affairs.' He just returned from a visit to Ferguson. He described an 'us against them' mentality when it comes to both the police force and young people living there.
How do you prepare for a reunion with a son who you believed you may never see again? Peter Theo Curtis was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Syria nearly two years ago. He was just freed through a deal brokered by Qatar. Today, his mother Nancy Curtis is preparing for his homecoming. She spoke to Anderson about the years of uncertainty and what it was like to speak to her son, whom she calls Theo, for the first time after his release.
A scathing report has just been released on the VA facilities in Phoenix. The study looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans had quote 'clinically significant' delays in care, and six of them died. The report says investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays. Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin broke this story and has been Keeping Them Honest from the beginning. He has been going through the report and its disturbing findings.
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