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Iraq is dealing with a crisis that threatens to tear the country apart. As dictators across the Middle East fall, many of those nations are now descending into chaos. This is raising the uncomfortable question: are dictators needed to keep a tight lid on disorder? Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
Nuri Al-Maliki spent decades in exile before the fall of Saddam Hussein. Since taking office in 2006, Prime Minister Maliki has enjoyed the praise and support of both President Bush and President Obama. Now he is in the middle of a crisis that could tear Iraq apart. Randi Kaye has his story.
Anderson looks into how Prime Minister Maliki's actions are motivating Sunni groups to back ISIS. He spoke with Ken Pollack, a Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, along with James Jeffrey, a former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.
ISIS is one of the world's most dangerous terror groups and it is possibly the richest. ISIS is cutting a deadly trail across Iraq and cashing in at the same time. Randi Kaye reports on how ISIS amassed hundreds of millions of dollars.
Bowe Bergdahl's return to the U.S. marks a significant step in his reintegration after spending five years as a Taliban prisoner. We are now learning more about the time he spent in captivity. The Daily Best says they have two letters Sgt. Bergdahl sent home while he was being held. The Daily Beast says the letters came from sources in touch with the Taliban and that U.S. and western officials confirmed their authenticity. Randi Kaye reports.
Over the weekend, the Texas Republican Party endorsed the controversial practice of reparative therapy. It purports to turn gay people straight, and it has been debunked and condemned by the American Psychological Association, along with other leading health organizations. Randi Kaye got an up close look at the harmful impact reparative therapy could have on patients.
Police say they don't believe alcohol played a role in the accident that left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition and killed his friend. Authorities say the tractor trailer driver who is charged in the crash did not sleep for more than 24 hours before the accident. Morgan's publicist says he is showing signs of improvement, but will likely be hospitalized for several weeks. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the deadly crash.
While news of Bowe Bergdahl's release may have initially given hope to families of other Americans who are being held overseas, the backlash is giving some reason to worry. Randi Kaye takes a look at their stories.
Warren Weinstein's daughter Alisa has spent years campaigning for her father's release. She tells Anderson that she finds the idea that Sgt. Bergdahl is more worthy of freedom to be "insulting."
The Obama administration is defending itself against accusations of negotiating with terrorists after striking a deal for Bowe Bergdahl's freedom. The U.S. has been engaging in prisoner exchanges since the Revolutionary War. Randi Kaye takes a close look at previous deals to bring captured Americans home.
As a prominent activist working against sex trafficking, Somaly Mam has spoken at the White House, movie stars rallied around her and she raised millions of dollars for charity. Mam and her work have been featured in countless news stories, including on AC360. Much of that coverage centered on her own story of being sold into slavery as a child. Now, Mam is accused of making up her life story, and the stories of others who claimed to be victims as well. Randi Kaye has the latest.
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