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December 11th, 2014
10:14 PM ET

The story behind 'Dinosaur 13'

It’s a legal battle 67 million years in the making. The dinosaur named ‘Sue’ who is on display at a Chicago museum was found in 1990. Two years later, the FBI and National Guard seized the skeleton. The fight over that T-Rex is documented in the film 'Dinosaur 13.' John Berman spoke with Peter Larson, a paleontologist on the team that found ‘Sue,’ along with his ex-wife Kristen Donnan. Together they wrote a book about the experience.

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December 7th, 2014
05:23 PM ET

The 5 most inspiring reasons to watch CNN Heroes: An All Starr tribute

1) Fans of soccer – or make that football outside of the U.S – will be moved by Oscar nominated filmmaker and CNN Inside Man host Morgan Spurlock as he relates the gift that 2014 CNN Hero Jon Burns brings to thousands of children across the globe through his non-profit, Lionsraw.

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2) The words “When you hit the ground, you find your wings…” from the song “Prizefighter” take on special significance during three-time Grammy Award-winning country music artist Trisha Yearwood’s dynamic performance. Watch for a compilation of stirring images.

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3) Sometimes laughter is the best medicine, and renowned actor/playwright John Leguizamo (Fugly) will captivate viewers through humor as he introduces the story of CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes and his success in savings at-risk children through his non-profit organization “Los Patojos” (the Little Ones).

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4) Proving that people of all ages can truly make a difference,  actor and recording star Nick Jonas – who was joined by Quvenzhané Wallis, star of the highly anticipated musical film Annie, actor and recording star Nick Jonas and The Walking Dead star Tyler James Williams – reveals a 2014 “Young Wonder” and a special story.

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5) In a showstopping moment, CNN 2014 Hero Arthur Bloom and the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior band with lead vocalist, Tim Donley, join Grammy winning singer Sheryl Crow for an indelible rendition of “A Wide River to Cross.”

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December 2nd, 2014
10:54 PM ET

Did Michael Brown's stepfather incite a riot in Ferguson?

They were words uttered in anger after learning that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. Now, the teen's stepfather may face criminal charges for screaming "Burn this b***h down!" just as a night of violence was starting to erupt. Jason Carroll was steps away when those words rang out and he described the scene to Anderson.

How difficult would this type of case be to prosecute? Anderson discussed that with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Danny Cevallos.


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November 26th, 2014
11:28 PM ET

Michael Brown's father: He's a murderer 

Two days ago, the Ferguson grand jury made its decision. Yesterday, Officer Wilson spoke out in an interview about shooting Michael Brown. Now, Brown's parents are responding to all of it in a conversation with CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin, along with their attorney Benjamin Crump. Here is just some of what Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. had to say:

Michael Brown Sr. questioned Darren Wilson's testimony:
"I don't believe any of those words were exchanged at all."

Leslie McSpadden responded to the surveillance video of their son just before the shooting:
"You cannot judge him from an 18 second video. We've known him for 18 years."

Michael Brown Sr. addressed the violence in Ferguson:
"The ones looting and rioting they are doing it on their own agenda."

Leslie McSpadden defended her husband after his tirade following the grand jury's decision:
"Emotions were taking over him... He was speaking out in anger."

Michael Brown's parents say the parents of Trayvon Martin reached out to them shortly after the shooting. Michael Brown Sr. says he received advice from Martin, along with other men who lost sons telling him to "stay positive and to keep my head, keep my chin high." John Berman spoke with Trayvon Martin's father Tracy.

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November 13th, 2014
10:09 PM ET

Ebola patient in Sierra Leone expected to arrive at Nebraska hospital this weekend

The Nebraska Medical Center is one of four hospitals in the U.S. specially equipped to treat Ebola patents. Doctors there are awaiting the arrival of a surgeon who is suffering from Ebola. He is a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the United States. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen has the latest on his case.


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November 6th, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Breaking the Navy SEAL's code of silence

Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill is stepping out of the shadows to take credit for firing the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden. He first told his story anonymously to Esquire Magazine in 2013. Now Mr. O'Neill has gone public in an interview with the Washington Post. That decision is a breach of the SEALs' code of honor. Former Navy SEAL Jonathan Gilliam tells Anderson that O'Nell now has a bigger bullseye on his back than Bin Laden.

Brian Todd takes a closer look at O'Neill's claims.

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October 30th, 2014
01:57 AM ET

Actress in viral 'catcall' video receiving rape threats

Imagine receiving incessant harassment for simply walking down the street. The advocacy group Hollaback says it happens to women every day. In a video calling attention to the problem of 'catcalling,' an actor name Shoshana Roberts walked around New York City for ten hours behind a filmmaker with a camera hidden in his backpack. In an interview with Anderson, Roberts says she was harassed more than a hundred times that day and ever since the video went viral with more than 40,000 comments - she is now receiving rape threats.

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October 28th, 2014
11:43 PM ET

Girl allegedly rape after being used as "bait"

The family of a special needs student at a school in Madison County, Alabama is suing over an incident that happened nearly five years ago, but is still affecting the young woman, devastating her life. The girl, 14-years-old at the time, was allegedly used as 'bait' to catch an accused sexual predator, who was also a student at the school.

Teen used as bait in rape case: 'I was set up'

A legal brief in the case says a teacher's aide encouraged the girl to go with the boy into the bathroom, so teachers could catch him in the act. Only no teachers came to the rescue, and the girl was allegedly raped. The teacher's aide has since been forced to resign, but there have been no repercussions for the school administrators who allegedly knew about the plan or for the alleged rapist, beyond a few days suspension. CNN's Victor Blackwell speaks to the alleged rape victim who says she feels like she was set up by her teachers.

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October 23rd, 2014
11:11 PM ET

Video shows Ottawa gunman storming Parliament Building

Anderson Cooper looks at the security camera video that captured the Ottawa shooting suspect driving away from the War Memorial. The suspect was also recorded arriving at the Parliament building and running inside moments before bullets rang out. Anderson also looks at the starkly different event that went on there today,  the standing ovation for Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers who shot and killed the gunman.

Sergent-at-Arms Vickers was hailed as a hero when he returned to Parliament today. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was their to paying tribute.


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October 16th, 2014
09:06 PM ET

People exposed to Thomas Duncan are being asked to sign this document

Each person at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan is being given this document to sign. It is a court order from the state of Texas and it includes measures to not go into large public places or travel. IMG_9889


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