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September 17th, 2014
11:20 PM ET

Is a fugitive suspected cop killer living out a war simulation?

Police are searching for the suspect in the ambush of two Pennsylvania State Troopers. They say Eric Frein killed Byson Dickson and seriously wounded Alex Douglass. Now we are learning Frein belongs to a military simulation group that reenacts battles from the Cold War.  There are fears that he is using 'survivalist' skills to act out one of those battles in real life. Jason Carroll has the latest on the manhunt.

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September 16th, 2014
10:17 PM ET

Suspected cop killer on the loose, inside the search for the 'survivalist' fugitive

31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein is the prime suspect in an ambush that left one Pennsylvania State Trooper dead and left another seriously injured. Frein is on the run and believed to be armed and dangerous. Police also describe him as a survivalist who is ideally suited to life in the wild. Jason Carroll has the latest on the search.

Where does a manhunt like this start? Anderson asked former LAPD psychologist Kris Mohandie and former FBI Deputy Director Tom Fuentes.

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August 28th, 2014
11:54 PM ET

American jihadis' roots in Minnesota

U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence officials are working to verify the identity of a second American killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria. A family friend spoke to CNN and identified him as Abdirahmaan Muhumed. An anti-ISIS group already identified another American fighting for the terror group as Douglas McCain from Minnesota.

We are now learning that McCain's high school friend Troy Kastigar was killed fighting for an extremist group back in 2009. Jason Carroll spoke to Kastigar's mother. It is the first time she is speaking on television and said she believes the two were manipulated.

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August 27th, 2014
11:43 PM ET

Report: Second American killed in Syria fighting for ISIS

An anti-ISIS group now says there was a second American killed fighting in Syria. The group that released photos of Douglas McCain's passport and his remains made the claim without providing any identification or evidence. U.S. officials estimate that dozens of Americans have tried to join ISIS. What would make them want to travel to Syria, pick up a weapon and fight for a group like that? Jason Carroll looks at the stories of other American jihadis.

Maajid Nawaz was once a member of a militant Muslim group. Today he is the author of "RADICAL: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism." Anderson spoke to him about how groups like ISIS recruit westerners.

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Filed under: ISIS • Jason Carroll • Maajid Nawaz • Syria
August 22nd, 2014
10:33 PM ET

Who is rallying in support of Officer Darren Wilson?

You may not see many supporters of Officer Wilson on the streets of Ferguson. Online, however, his backers have already raised more than $230,000 on his behalf. Jason Carroll looks at who is supporting the police officer at the center of this very divisive case.

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August 20th, 2014
12:05 AM ET

Ferguson residents living in fear

The world is watching Ferguson. For those who live there, the protests have meant missing work, sending children to relatives and living in fear. Jason Carroll speaks to residents who live uncomfortably close to the violence.

Anderson spoke with two community leaders who are both part of the protest movement, along with the effort to keep it peaceful. Bishop Zachariah Davis of the Greater Harvest Church and Pastor Robert White of the Peace of Mind Church of Happiness discussed their mission in Ferguson.

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August 15th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Jason Carroll on "who was Michael Brown"

Reporting from the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, CNN's Jason Carroll profiles 18-year-old Michael Brown, the young man shot and killed by a local police officer nearly a week ago.

In his story, Carroll presents two distinct and opposing descriptions.

In one case, friends and family members describe the teen they knew as "Big Mike" to be a gentle giant, someone whose large build was matched only by an even bigger heart.

However, surveillance video from a nearby convenience store depicts Brown as an aggressive petty thief, one who shoplifted a package of cigars on the morning of his death.

For a balanced look at the teen that was Michael Brown, watch Carroll's report above.

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July 29th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

The price of air safety

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is renewing discussions of installing missile defense systems on airliners. This technology costs about the same price as an in-flight entertainment system. Are airlines and passengers willing to pay for this protection? Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

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July 7th, 2014
11:23 PM ET

Mother's demeanor before and after her son's death in a hot SUV raises questions

Authorities are taking a close look at the actions of Leanna Harris. Her husband Justin is facing murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their 22-month-old son Cooper.  Now some are asking whether she will also be arrested. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin, Paul Callan and Mark Geragos look at whether Leanna Harris' statements may have incriminated her.

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June 24th, 2014
12:12 AM ET

"I think Jerry was found guilty before he ever went to trial" – Dottie Sandusky to Jason Carroll

Almost exactly two years since Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse of young boys, CNN's Jason Carroll sits down with Dottie Sandusky for a face to face interview.

Having been married to the former Penn State assistant football coach for 37 years, Dottie Sandusky remains unwavering in her support of her husband, telling Carroll "he's always been truthful to me."

"I know who he is, I know he is," says Sandusky, insisting she never once suspected her husband of any improper behavior.

According to Dottie Sandusky, the 70-year-old man is in a cell 23 hours per day, Monday through Friday, and 24 hours per day on the weekend. "I try to cheer him up," she says of the couple's visits, "but usually he cheers me up instead of me cheering him up."

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