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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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June 4th, 2014
11:33 PM ET

Does Sgt. Bergdahl's childhood shed light on his actions in Afghanistan?

The reason why Sergeant Bergdahl walked away from his base in Afghanistan remains a mystery. His upbringing may hold some clues. His childhood was not conventional, and neither was his path to the military. George Howell takes an up close look.

David Sedney got to know Sgt. Bergdahl's family. He was the Pentagon's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. In that job, he briefed Sergeant Bergdahl's family on the fate of their son.

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June 2nd, 2014
11:39 PM ET

Questions surround the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

For five years, Bowe Bergdahl was America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan. Now that he has been released, there are serious practical, political and constitutional questions being raised.

We know Bergdahl left his base, but did he abandon his unit? Some who served with him are questioning his actions and intentions that night. Some fellow soldiers are even calling Bergdahl a traitor. Intensifying that anger is the loss of six American soldiers, killed while there was an intense search for him.

Some lawmakers are questioning whether the Obama administration broke the law by releasing five Gitmo detainees without the approval of Congress? Does this deal signal the Obama administration is willing to negotiate with terrorists?

Sergeant Bergdahl will be heading home. For now, he is at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. For Berghdal, the process of reintegration is just beginning. Those who stood vigil for five years are still waiting to embrace him again.

 

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March 26th, 2014
12:16 AM ET

Rescuers race to find victims after Washington landslide

It has been days since rescuers in rural Washington pulled any survivors from the deadly landslide. A chunk of mountain gave way and took just seconds to turn a town into a massive debris field. Up to 24 people are dead and there are many more who are reported missing. Gary Tuchman has the latest from Darrington, Washington.

Some landslide survivors waiting for word on their loved ones have already resigned themselves to the worst. George Howell has the story.

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February 4th, 2014
12:08 AM ET

Escaped murderer is back in custody

A multi-state manhunt ends with convicted murderer Michael David Elliot back in custody. He broke out of a Michigan prison and was captured in Indiana. While he was on the run, he allegedly carjacked a woman's Jeep and took her hostage. That woman managed to help police by calling 911. George Howell has the latest on Elliot's capture.

 

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January 14th, 2014
01:05 AM ET

Court hearing for toddler in "thug" video

Child protective services stepped in after the video of a toddler swearing and using racially and sexually offensive words went viral. The agency removed the child and three other minors from the home, including the boy's 17-year-old mother.There was a court hearing today in the case. George Howell has the latest.

Anderson discussed this with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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October 28th, 2013
09:45 PM ET

Inmates on the loose in Oklahoma: How they broke out

There is a massive manhunt going on right now for two escaped inmates, who broke out of a county jail in Oklahoma. They were part of a gang of four whose escape sounds like it was ripped straight from a Hollywood blockbuster. George Howell has their story.

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October 22nd, 2013
10:12 PM ET

Who is the young girl known as "Maria"?

An American couple is one of ten families around the world who say they have new hope of finding a missing child, after seeing a picture of "Maria." She is the little girl found living in a Roma community in Greece, who authorities believe was kidnapped. This discovery is raising questions about a nearly identical case in Ireland. George Howell is looking into both.

Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin's daughter Lisa disappeared two years ago from her Missouri home. Age progression images show a striking resemblance to "Maria." Lisa Irwin's parents spoke to AC360 about the disappearance.
For more information on the search for "Baby Lisa" http://findlisairwin.com

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