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December 16th, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Training to end a hostage standoff

It wasn’t just the lives of the hostages on the line during the raid on the Sydney cafe. The police risked their own lives in the dangerous operation. The decision when to launch a raid, pull the trigger or even when to just sit tight has so much riding on it. Martin Savidge got a firsthand look at the training that goes into this type of an operation at a private security firm in North Carolina.
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December 16th, 2014
11:33 PM ET

Bradley Stone manhunt ends, search for a motive begins

Former Marine Bradley Stone was wanted in the shootings of his ex-wife and five of her relatives. The manhunt ended when police found his body and say he apparently died of self-inflicted wounds. Several communities in Pennsylvania are asking how this could have happened. Jason Carroll has the latest.
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December 16th, 2014
11:21 PM ET

How the Pakistan school massacre unfolded

At least 145 people died in today’s massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Most of the victims were children, some as young as 12-years-old. It was the work of the Pakistani Taliban. Anderson looks at how they committed such a brutal atrocity.

Christiane Amanpour has spoken with Pakistan’s Defense Minister about today's tragedy and his country’s relationship with the Taliban.

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December 16th, 2014
11:05 PM ET

Tonight’s RidicuList is interrupted by a call from Anderson’s mom

Anderson thought he was just going to read a RidicuList about a pair of brothers who received a call from their mother on-air while they bickered about politics on C-Span. The AC360 team wasn’t going to let Anderson off that easy.
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December 12th, 2014
11:41 PM ET

"Boys came and knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son" – Samaria Rice

As part of an exclusive interview featuring four mothers mourning lost sons, on Friday Samaria Rice recounted the way in which she learned of her child's death.

"Two more boys came and knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son twice in the stomach," she told Anderson Cooper. "I was still in disbelief until I actually seen my son laying on the ground. And the police was surrounding him."

On Friday, 12-year-old Tamir Rice's death was ruled a homicide.

Watch the above clip, as Samaria Rice explains why she feels video from that day, and audio of Tamir's screaming sister, needs to be seen and heard by the world.

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December 12th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

"My son’s race and the color of his skin had a lot to do with why he was shot and killed"

In a CNN exclusive interview, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper welcomed four women, all of whom are mothers grieving for a lost son.

Though the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice were different, there existed one constant: in each case the victim was a black male, and perceived to be a threat.

Asked if things might have been different were her son white, and Sybrina Fulton didn't hesitate:

"It’s an easy question for us, I think absolutely my son’s race and the color of his skin had a lot to do with why he was shot and killed," said Trayvon Martin's mom.

Watch the above clip for more of Fulton's response, as well as the answer from Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria.

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December 12th, 2014
10:42 PM ET

Did Eric Garner's race cost him his life? His mom believes it did

Connected by similar tragedies, on Friday the mothers of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice found themselves together in one room, all talking with Anderson Cooper.

Each of the four women is grieving over a lost son, and though the specifics in each instance varied, certain similarities did exist. And one of those similarities was race.

"If Eric Garner was a white man, in Suffolk County doing the same thing that he was doing – even if he would have been caught selling cigarettes that day – they would have given him a summons," said Garner's mother, Gwen Carr. "He wouldn’t have lost his life that day. I believe that 100 percent."

Watch the above clip as Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, explains what she thinks needs to happen for police profiling and racial bias to change.

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December 11th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

GM crash survivor exonerated 

Candice Anderson spent years believing that she was responsible for her boyfriend’s death. He was killed when her car crashed into a tree back in 2004. Ms. Anderson ended up pleading guilty to criminal negligent homicide, making her a convicted felon. This year, GM recalled her car along with millions of other vehicles for an ignition switch defect. It came out that GM had known about the defect when Ms. Anderson was pleading guilty, but didn’t tell her. Now a Texas court overturned her conviction and her record was cleared. Poppy Harlow has the update.
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December 11th, 2014
09:55 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: Retracing Jessica Chambers final hours

The murder of Jessica Chambers has devastated a small town in Mississippi. The 19-year-old was attacked and burned alive. Police say they are following leads, but have made no arrests. The local District Attorney says he doesn’t “anticipate any in the near future.” Local residents refused to speak with Martin Savidge on camera, admitting they are scared. He has the latest on this tragic case.
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December 11th, 2014
09:51 PM ET

How CIA Director Brennan defends the agency after the torture report

The report on torture released by the Senate Intelligence Committee has shaken the CIA. It moved Director John Brennan to speak today. He laid out a very carefully-worded and sometimes contradictory version of the truth as he sees it. Barbara Starr takes an up close look at Brennan’s defense.

Glenn Carle and Gary Berntsen are former CIA officers and they have very different opinions on the issue of torture.

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