June 18th, 2014
10:55 PM ET

Are some countries better off with dictators than democracy?

Editor's Note: This report contains images that some people may find disturbing.

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.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Iraq • ISIS • Randi Kaye
June 17th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

Can Iraq's Prime Minister hold his country together?

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.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Iraq • ISIS • Nuri Al-Maliki • Randi Kaye
June 16th, 2014
10:40 PM ET

Where did ISIS' money come from?

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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June 12th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Letters shed light on Bowe Bergdahl's time as a Taliban prisoner

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.

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June 9th, 2014
11:35 PM ET

What is reparative therapy?

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.

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June 9th, 2014
11:25 PM ET

Police point to lack of sleep in the Tracy Morgan crash

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.

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June 4th, 2014
11:13 PM ET

Will the Bergdahl backlash prevent other Americans from coming home?

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."

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Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Randi Kaye
June 3rd, 2014
11:54 PM ET

Striking deals for freedom

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.

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May 30th, 2014
11:15 PM ET

She fought against sex trafficking, but did Somaly Mam fake her life story?

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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May 29th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

What happened to Brad Pitt on the red carpet?

Tomorrow 25-year-old Vitalii Sediuk is set to face a judge in Los Angeles. He's accused of hitting Brad Pitt while on a Hollywood red carpet. What happened? Who is this guy? Randi Kaye has the latest.

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