Despite the looting and destruction that went on in some parts of Ferguson, the vast majority of protesters were peaceful. Even in the areas that saw some of the worst property damage, there are stories of community members standing together to protect local businesses. Sara Sidner looks at examples of peaceful protesters taking on looters in Ferguson.
The FBI issued a nationwide bulletin to law enforcement warning of possible violence when the Ferguson grand jury's decision comes down on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. This came after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon activated the National Guard. Sara Sidner reports on signs that people in Ferguson are bracing for trouble.
Anderson discussed the National Guard deployment and other security measures with retired Lieutenant General Russell Honoré.
Calls for justice in Ferguson are growing louder. Leaked details about the shooting of Michael Brown are adding to tensions that have rocked the city for more than two months. Missouri's Governor announced plans to create a commission to examine the social and economic conditions fueling the outrage. Sara Sidner speaks to Pastor Osagyefo Ohuru Sekou, who has been arrested twice for protesting in Ferguson.
Could these leaks be a strategic attempt to soften the blow in the event that there is no indictment of Officer Wilson? Anderson asked CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara, along with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.
A police officer was shot in the arm during a violent and chaotic weekend in Ferguson. The officer says the suspect was aiming at his chest and the gun went off as he pushed the gun away from himself. Authorities say they do not believe the shooting was related to protests over the death of Michael Brown. Eight people were arrested when those protests turned violent. Sara Sidner has the latest.
It took the release of the elevator video for Ray Rice to lose his job. Boxer Floyd Mayweather has faced multiple domestic violence charges in the past, but that hasn't stopped him from raking in millions of dollars in the ring. Now Mayweather is speaking out in defense of Ray Rice. Sara Sidner has a closer look.
Why wasn't Floyd Mayweather's career damaged by his record of domestic violence? Anderson discussed this with legal analyst Sunny Hostin and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner.
A college football player sprains both his ankles jumping from a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. At least that's what USC cornerback Josh Shaw told his coach. It turns out not to be true and Shaw is now benched indefinitely. So how did he sprain his ankles? Sara Sidner has the latest.
Why would anyone tell a huge lie like this? Dan Ariely is a professor Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.
Sabar Mina is cloaked in a light green shawl tinged with dirt. She is holding an empty flour sack that she plans on filling with firewood.
Her eyes are soft and kind, but they bear the signs of exhaustion. There's a reason for that. Instead of going to school, the eight-year-old walks an hour to work.
All day long Sabar takes items back and forth between two of the most dangerous countries in the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Normally she smuggles flour from the Pakistan side where she is from. Pakistan has a ban on exporting food items to Afghanistan because of a spike in food prices, so flour is a hot commodity right now.
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