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September 15th, 2014
10:52 PM ET

Vikings clear Adrian Peterson to return to the field

Adrian Peterson will be back on the field, playing with the Vikings next weekend. The decision comes just days after he was benched following his indictment on a felony child abuse charge. Peterson released a statement on the way he punished his son, saying in part:

"The way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man..."

He is talking about a style of parenting that millions of Americans will recognize. It is also a style of parenting that's at the center of a national debate over what constitutes abuse. Ed Lavandera takes a closer look at the Peterson case.


NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley weighed into the controversy surrounding Adrian Peterson saying:

"I'm from the south. Whipping is…we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances. We have to be careful letting people dictate how we..you know treat their children."

 Anderson discussed all of this with children's advocate Areeva Martin, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

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August 22nd, 2014
10:42 PM ET

American Journey: Starting a business amid the chaos in Ferguson

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.

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August 21st, 2014
10:58 PM ET

Kids in Ferguson dealing with chaos

Children living in Ferguson were supposed to return to school this week. Instead, they have been dealing with curfews, marches, looting and violence. Ed Lavandera looks at what life has been like for some of Ferguson's youngest residents.

George Howell visits a shelter in Ferguson lending a helping hand to those in need.

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Filed under: Ed Lavandera • Ferguson • George Howell • Michael Brown
August 19th, 2014
09:11 PM ET

The last 24 hours in Ferguson

For a while it seemed like the violence that has been plaguing Ferguson may have calmed down. But at around 11pm, tensions reached a boiling point. Ed Lavandera looks at the events that brought Ferguson to this point.

Anderson discussed the show of force in Ferguson with Police Captain Ron Johnson. He says he is concerned about the safety of the public and the police officers.

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Filed under: Ed Lavandera • Ferguson • Michael Brown
July 16th, 2014
11:20 PM ET

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to regular duty... now what?

A military spokesman says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back to being just another soldier in the U.S. Army, six weeks after being released by his Taliban captors. Bergdahl has returned to regular duty, but he's still the focus of a military investigation. Ed Lavandera has the latest.

Attorney Eugene Fidell is now representing Sergeant Bergdahl. He tells Anderson that Bergdahl is grateful to President Obama for saving his life.

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July 8th, 2014
10:20 PM ET

What led to the immigration crisis?

There are no easy answers when it comes to ending America's immigration crisis. There is little certainty about what will happen to the flood of unaccompanied children flooding across the border. Ed Lavandera looks at what's happening to the children in limbo.

Why it is so difficult to repeal the law that allows these children to apply for asylum? Anderson discusses this with Dan Restrepo, who was President Obama's top advisor on Latin American affairs and Senior Political Analyst David Gergen.


Filed under: David Gergen • Ed Lavandera • Immigration
June 6th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Bergdahl's hometown cancels celebration

The 8,000 residents of Hailey, Idaho waited five years to welcome Bowe Bergdahl home. A public celebration was supposed to be their way of showing that they never forgot about him. But with the backlash against Bergdahl growing ugly, those plans have been scrapped. Ed Lavandera is there with the latest.

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April 30th, 2014
10:31 PM ET

Gulf Coast gets hit by massive flooding 

Rescuers along the Gulf coast are using watercraft normally used to patrol beaches to reach stranded flood victims. Storms caused massive flooding for parts of the region, with some areas setting new records. Ed Lavandera has the latest.

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April 28th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

New twisters touch down a day after tornadoes kill 16 people 

It's a one-two punch of deadly and destructive weather. New twisters touch down less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma. At least 14 were killed in Arkansas, and officials fear the death toll will rise as crews dig through debris. The twisters ripped roofs off of homes, tossed cars like toys and tore down power lines. Anderson takes a look at the destruction.

Martin Savidge reports from Tupelo, Mississippi just after a twister leveled a busy section of the city and Ed Lavandera has the latest from hard hit Mayflower, Arkansas.

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April 3rd, 2014
09:19 PM ET

Doctor who treated Fort Hood Victims: We are not just concerned about their physical state, but also their emotional state

Ivan Lopez took three lives before taking his own. He also wounded 16 others. Some of them were rushed to Scott and White Memorial Hospital. Dr. Matthew Davis is the Director of Trauma there, and he treated some of the shooting victims.  Dr. Davis also treated the victims after the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. He spoke to John Berman about his team's response to the shooting.

Ed Lavandera has more information on the surviving Fort Hood victims.

 

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