What could justify the invasion of Crimea? NYU professor of Russian studies Stephen Cohen points to NATO's expansion and tells Anderson that "Putin had little choice" but to invade. The Brookings Institute's Fiona Hill suggests the possibility of Ukraine signing a major trade agreement with the European Union actually played a larger role.
Spike Lee's films often get the country talking about tough issues like race, sex and religion. During an event at Brooklyn's Pratt University, he argued that New York is just one of the cities being transformed by people with high incomes moving into traditionally lower-income neighborhoods. His remarks have spurred new national debate over gentrification. Lee told Anderson "you cannot deny race plays a part."
Jordan Davis was close with his aunt Lori St. Pierre. They used to spend their summers together. Ms. St. Pierre weighed in on the Michael Dunn verdict saying she is confident "justice will be served and laws will be changed." Ms. St. Pierre also spoke about the nephew she lost, telling Anderson about his love of life, music and dancing.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer just finished speaking to federal investigators about her allegations that New Jersey’s lieutenant governor withheld Sandy relief money as political payback. Only on AC360, Mayor Zimmer reveals the letters she says back up her case. She also answers Anderson's questions about why she did not go public with her accusations before news of the bridge scandal broke.
Click here to view Mayor Zimmer's letter from April
Click here to view Mayor Zimmer's letter from May
Watch part two of Anderson's interview with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer:
It was the vacation from hell for thousands of passengers stuck on-board the Carnival Triumph. A fire knocked out the ship's power, which meant no air conditioning, no lights, little food and water… and no flushing toilets. Conditions were so bad it was nicknamed "The Poop Cruise." Now CNN has learned that the ship set sail with only four of six generators operating and knew of a generator fire hazard across its fleet of ships. Investigative Correstpondent Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.
U2 singer Bono spent years working with Nelson Mandela to help end apartheid and spread freedom. Bono spoke to Anderson about his friend, and says Mandela "represents the fist turning into the handshake."
AC360 is live in Johannesburg tonight. In an exclusive interview, Anderson speaks with Bono about Nelson Mandela's legacy. Bono explains Mandela refused to hate "because he believed love would do a better job."
Watch a preview now, see the full interview tonight on AC360 8p / 10p on CNN.
An extremely tough week for Mayor Rob Ford ends with Toronto's City Council voting to take away some of his power. Ford has been making worldwide headlines since confessing to smoking crack. Lewd remarks he made Thursdayonly added to his growing list of problems. Throughout it all, his brother, Councilor Doug Ford has been one of his most fervent defenders. Tonight he spoke with CNN's Bill Weir.
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