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August 26th, 2014
10:19 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: What's inside the Inspector General's report on the VA?

A scathing report has just been released on the VA facilities in Phoenix. The study looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans had quote 'clinically significant' delays in care, and six of them died. The report says investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays. Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin broke this story and has been Keeping Them Honest from the beginning. He has been going through the report and its disturbing findings.

Click here for more of CNN's reporting on this story.

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Filed under: CNN Investigations • Drew Griffin • VA Investigation • Veterans
August 25th, 2014
11:40 PM ET

Michael Brown's cousin: This is not just a burial… it's the beginning of a movement

Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects to Michael Brown today. His family remembered him as a big guy with a kind and gentle soul. Anderson discussed today's service and the message it is sending with Michael Brown's cousin Eric Davis along with Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump.

AC360 takes a look back at the most moving moments from Michael Brown's funeral.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown
August 25th, 2014
11:34 PM ET

Who is Officer Darren Wilson?

Today's funeral for Michael Brown was all about remembering a life cut short. But now new details are emerging about the Darren Wilson, the police officer who fired the fatal shots. Ted Rowlands looks at Wilson's personal and professional life.

Anderson discussed the support Officer WIlson is receiving from the law enforcement community with Neil Bruntrager. He is the General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association.


Filed under: Ferguson • Officer Darren Wilson • Ted Rowlands
August 25th, 2014
11:27 PM ET

Inside a community nearly leveled after the Napa earthquake

California's wine country was rocked by the region's strongest earthquake in 25 years. For one Napa community, it wasn't the shaking that destroyed several homes, it was the flames from what's believed to be a broken gas line. Gary Tuchman meets some of the residents who are still figuring out how to pick up the pieces.

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Filed under: Earthquakes • Gary Tuchman
August 25th, 2014
11:18 PM ET

Kidnapped American journalist Peter Theo Curtis is released, days after the murder of James Foley

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis is free, after being held for nearly two years by Muslim extremists in Syria. His release by the militant group the Nusra Front came as a surprise, just days after the execution of fellow American journalist James Foley by ISIS. Miguel Marquez has more about Curtis' ordeal.

Syria says it is ready to accept U.S. airstrikes to help stop ISIS, as long as certain conditions are met. The Muslim extremist group seized a key Syrian air base. But is it even possible that the U.S. would cooperate with the Assad regime? Anderson discussed this situation with CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend and Lieutenant General Mark Hertling who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq from 2007-2009.

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Filed under: James Foley • Miguel Marquez • Syria
August 25th, 2014
11:07 PM ET

Does Missouri law protect Officer Wilson from prosecution?

The fact that there is, so far, no decision on whether Officer Wilson will face criminal charges is fueling outrage for some in Ferguson. The grand jury is not expected to reach a decision  until October. Deborah Feyerick looks into how Missouri's law spells out when police officers are allowed to use lethal force.

Anderson discussed the next steps in this complicated case CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Sunny Hostin
August 22nd, 2014
10:42 PM ET

American Journey: Starting a business amid the chaos in Ferguson

Opening a new restaurant is tough even in the best of circumstances, let alone in the middle of raging street protests. Ed Lavandera introduces us to Charles Davis who opened the Ferguson Burger Bar the day before Michael Brown was killed and kept it open through all of the chaos that followed.

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Filed under: American Journey • Ed Lavandera • Ferguson
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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Filed under: Ferguson • Jason Carroll • Michael Brown
August 22nd, 2014
10:24 PM ET

Journalist James Foley's brother Michael shares his memories with Anderson Cooper

James Foley's death at the hands of ISIS terrorists in Syria was brutal and horrifying. The American journalist put himself in harm’s way frequently over the course of his career. He was committed to helping those less fortunate and shining a light on the stories that many other journalists were unable to tell.

His brother Michael spoke to Anderson. They discussed James' career, how his family is coping with his death, and how he would like to see his brother's legacy carried on.

Click here if you would like to help the James Foley Scholarship Fund.

What would it take to free the three other Americans that ISIS is holding captive and threatening to kill? Anderson discussed the situation with former Navy SEAL Daniel O'Shea. He's also the former coordinator at the U.S. Embassy's Hostage Working Group in Baghdad.

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Filed under: James Foley
August 22nd, 2014
10:07 PM ET

St. Louis County Police Officer suspended over ugly rant

Officer Dan Page was seen on CNN pushing Don Lemon during protests in Ferguson. But it is a different video of Officer Page that led to him being relieved of duty. A speech he made several months ago is filled with ugly statements about gays, affirmative action, women, and President Obama. Don Lemon looks at some of the most incendiary statements.

Anderson looks at ugly comments Officer Page made about President Obama and discussed the fallout with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, and George Zimmerman's former attorney, Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Don Lemon • Ferguson • Mark Geragos • Mark O'Mara • Sunny Hostin
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