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January 14th, 2014
12:56 AM ET

Basketball star Charles Smith talks about North Korea trip with Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is facing a flood of criticism following his latest trip to North Korea. But what did the basketball players who accompanied him know about the trip, including who was paying for it? Charles Smith just returned from North Korea and spoke to Anderson about his experience.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Christiane Amanpour • Dan Savage • Dennis Rodman • Margaret Hoover • North Korea
January 14th, 2014
12:53 AM ET

Is the NSA's mass phone data collection keeping the country safe?

A new study from the non-partisan New America Foundation refutes claims by the government that the NSA's collection of phone records has foiled dozens of terror threats. The AC360 Later panel debates the impact that NSA spying really has on terrorism.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Christiane Amanpour • Dan Savage • Jeffrey Toobin • Margaret Hoover • NSA • PJ O'Rourke
January 14th, 2014
12:51 AM ET

Cursing toddler and teen mom placed in foster care

A debate is raging over a police union's decision to post a disturbing video of a toddler cursing while being egged on by adults. Authorities are taking serious action. They placed the boy and his 17-year-old mother in foster care. The AC360 panel weighs in.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Christiane Amanpour • Dan Savage • Margaret Hoover • PJ O'Rourke • Sunny Hostin
January 14th, 2014
12:49 AM ET

Does "16 and Pregnant" really help curb teen pregnancy?

A new study concludes that the MTV reality show "16 and Pregnant" has helped drive down the number of teen pregnancies in the U.S. Could a reality TV show really contribute to this trend? The AC360 Later panel debates.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Christiane Amanpour • Dan Savage • Margaret Hoover • PJ O'Rourke
January 14th, 2014
12:46 AM ET

Are childless couples really happier?

Researchers in Britain found childless couples are happier with their relationships than couples with kids. But they also found women without children were the least happy with their lives overall, while moms were happier than any other group. This set off a heated debate on AC360 Later.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Christiane Amanpour • Dan Savage • Margaret Hoover • PJ O'Rourke
December 9th, 2013
09:45 PM ET

South Africa is a nation mourning and celebrating Mandela

Nelson Mandela's memorial service will make history as one the largest gatherings of world leaders in decades. President Obama, former President George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton are traveling to South Africa together on Air Force One. But across South Africa, people are finding their own ways to honor Mandela's legacy. Anderson takes a look at some of the tributes.

Anderson talks to Christiane Amanpour and Briana Keilar about the plans for Mandela's memorial service.
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Filed under: Brianna Keilar • Christiane Amanpour • Nelson Mandela
December 4th, 2013
10:36 PM ET

Authorities release 911 recordings from Sandy Hook tragedy

It has been nearly a year since a gunman killed 20 children and six staffers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. Today, 911 recordings from those terrible moments were made public. They reveal ordinary people doing their best to save lives in the middle of the worst situation anyone can imagine. Deborah Feyerick has listened to all of the recordings and has the story.

There is no easy answer to the question of whether to play all, some, or none of the recordings. Anderson discussed this issue with Christiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Toobin and Dr. Drew Pinksy.

 

 

December 4th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Was the Metro North engineer asleep at the controls?

Four people died when his train jumped the tracks. Now the Metro-North engineer's lawyer says he experienced a momentary loss of concentration. But was he asleep? Sleep specialist Micahel Breus joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss the situation.
December 4th, 2013
12:11 AM ET

Why are American students in 36th place?

When it comes to math, science and reading a new study finds students from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea scored the highest in each subject. American students were all the way down in 36th place. Why is that? What needs to be done to improve American education? Kahn Academy founder Sal Khan joins the AC360 Later panel.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Amy Holmes • Christiane Amanpour • Education • Hill Harper • Jeffrey Toobin
December 4th, 2013
12:10 AM ET

"Shopping while black" subpoena

New York retailers including Macy's and Barney's are being accused of stopping African American customers and accusing them of shoplifting and other crimes. Now the New York City Commission on Human Rights is slapping Macy's with a subpoena. The AC360 Later panel discusses the phenomenon nicknamed "shopping while black."
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Amy Holmes • Christiane Amanpour • Hill Harper • Jeffrey Toobin
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