Captain Derek Herrera was shot in the back and paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan. Today the U.S. Marine stood and walked to receive his Bronze Star. He did it with the help of a robotic device never before used by an American. Kyung Lah has his inspiring story.
Rebekah DeMartino has endured 17 surgeries on her leg since she was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. The 27-year-old made the decision to have it amputated this week. She posted a breakup letter on Facebook, wishing her leg the best, but saying she would be cutting it out of her life for good. Anderson spoke with Rebekah and you won't soon forget her courage, positivity and sense of humor.
Anthony Bourdain travels to Paraguay for the latest episode of “Parts Unknown.” He discovers not only some amazing food but also a family secret. He sat down to discuss it with Anderson.
It is a side-effect of cancer that is often overlooked: social isolation. It wasn't ignored by Len Forkas when his son Matt was battling leukemia at the age of nine. To help him fight the loneliness, he used a web cam to reconnect his son to his friends at school. Today, both Len and Matt are using their charity HopeCam to help kids fighting cancer stay connected. Randi Kaye has their story.
Opening a new restaurant is tough even in the best of circumstances, let alone in the middle of raging street protests. Ed Lavandera introduces us to Charles Davis who opened the Ferguson Burger Bar the day before Michael Brown was killed and kept it open through all of the chaos that followed.
The violence in Ferguson is just the latest eruption of racial tension in the U.S. For some, it is bringing back memories that date back decades. AC360 is taking a look back at some of the most striking images from the civil rights movement of the 1960's through the protests that followed the shooting of Michael Brown.
John Walsh's new show 'The Hunt' premiers on CNN this Sunday. It's the latest chapter for a man who as the host of 'America's Most Wanted' is credited with helping law enforcement capture more than 1,200 fugitives and locating more than 60 missing children. Anderson looks back at the murder of Walsh's son Adam that started his journey and changed the way crimes against children are investigated and punished.
John Walsh explains to Anderson why he decided to 'saddle back up' for 'The Hunt.'
It's been years since one New York woman left her town filled with poverty and violence in Honduras to emigrate to United States. She hasn't seen her parents for nearly two decades - until now. CNN's Rosa Flores reports on their reunion.
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