The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens just weeks ago, helped escalate already simmering tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants. While speaking to Anderson Cooper last night, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev blamed Hamas for their deaths. On the same program, Mouin Rabbani, a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies cast doubt on that claim and pointed out that Israel has provided no evidence that these killings were the work of Hamas. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the murders and the fallout.
Nearly eight years ago former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London after being poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope. On his deathbed Litvinenko put the blame on Vladimir Putin. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the case that may now find justice.
The crash of Flight 17 is not the first time Russia has denied responsibility for shooting down an airliner. In 1983 hundreds of people were killed in the crash of Korea Airlines Flight 007. Randi Kaye takes a look at the parallels between the two tragedies.
While much of the world is blaming pro-Russian rebels for the downing of Flight 17, many Russians are hearing a much different story. The Russian media is circulating conspiracy theories, attempting to rewrite history and sometimes just ignoring the crash altogether.
Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is not the first plane to be shot out of the sky. While it may seem especially rare, Randi Kaye reports that this type of tragedy has occurred far too often.
The fact that Cassidy Stay is alive is a miracle. She was shot in the head and left for dead during a massacre that claimed the lives of six members of her family. Despite all of that, Cassidy managed to alert authorities and save other relatives who were allegedly the gunman's next targets. Randi Kaye has her story.
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After traveling thousands of miles, many illegal immigrants reach the U.S. with nowhere to go. They are arriving by the busload at receiving centers across the Southwest. Frustrated residents are making their voices heard and in many cases forcing the immigrants to go elsewhere. Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tells Anderson that both Republicans and Democrats need to 'stop the political football.'
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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.
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