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Tonight, we're taking another look at the controversial actions of Joe Horn. Back in November, the Texas man shot to death two men robbing his next door neighbor's house. That's even after a 911 dispatcher told him not to do it. Yesterday, as we told you on 360, a grand jury said Horn should NOT be prosecuted. They said he broke no laws. Yet, the legal decision has our nation divded ( just check out the reaction to this story in last night's Evening Buzz). Could this case set a dangerous precedent as some fear? We'll be looking at that tonight on 360.
Also, breaking news – manhunt over.
The search for a man suspected of killing at least 8 people over the last several days in Illinois and Missouri has ended. The victims included a child and a 93-year-old man. Tonight, we're on the scene with the latest developments. We're also looking at what would drive someone to go on a killing spree.
And, left for dead. A woman collapses in a hospital waiting room and what happens next?
Nothing. OK, well, not quite nothing. Almost everything that does happen, will make your blood boil. We're keeping them honest.
All that and more tonight on 360.
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Today, I spotted some stories that could actually affect your life:
And stories that make me go “hmm”…
Here’s a look at some of the stories on our radar for tomorrow:
RAW POLITICS: Sen. Obama will be in Colorado Springs and will be giving a speech in the morning. Sen. McCain is still in Cartagena, Colombia.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: Investment banker, science patron, self-made billionaire, philanthropist and former math teacher Jeffrey Epstein can add a new title to his résumé – convicted sex offender. The Manhattan moneyman appeared in a Florida courthouse where he pleaded guilty to soliciting an underage prostitute. This yet another example of the rich and powerful falling from grace. What drives them down this path and ultimately into the ground?
SOLAR POWER HEARING: Senate Commerce and Energy Committee holds a field hearing “to consider the value and examine the progress of electricity generation from concentrating solar power.”
UNLICENSED ABORTION ARREST: Scheduled date of arraignment for Bertha Pinedo Bugarin in San Diego, accused of posing as a doctor to perform abortions.
WORLD'S LONGEST CHAIN OF SHOES ATTEMPT: The National Geographic Kids magazine will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the world's longest chain of shoes. The shoes than will be recycled through Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program.
FLAG STOMPING CASE: Scheduled date of hearing for Dan Luker, a former high school teacher charged with public mutilation of the U.S flag. Luker who teaches English as a second language is said to have be reacting to another teacher throwing a Mexican flag in the garbage.
DMX ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE: Scheduled date of court hearing for rapper DMX, aka Earl Simmons, accused of animal cruelty and drug possession.
White House Correspondent
If you're taking some well-deserved rest for the Fourth of July, you are probably getting at best a day or two off around the actual holiday itself. Only in Congress could a break for the "Fourth" become a vacation spanning more than a week.
The Democratic-run Congress shut down last Friday and is not returning to work until next Monday. Between now and then, the New York Times notes in a blistering editorial Tuesday, another 55,000 homes will sink into foreclosure.
Yet the Senate left town Friday without passing a long-awaited housing rescue bill that would allow homeowners on the edge to get new mortgages backed by the federal government. The catch is that the existing lending institution would have to agree to cut the existing mortgage balance down to 85 percent of the home's value.
Between Republican fundraising events, President Bush is in Little Rock today at a credit counseling agency and is expected to prod Congress to finish the legislation. But even if it did, the President has threatened to veto the current bill... FULL POST
Capitol Hill correspondent
Barack Obama’s people are spreading the good word – they’re not shy about being religious Democrats.
As part of an effort to reach religious voters, the Obama campaign is organizing small gatherings of religious voters, to talk about religion and values and how they should play out in politics and , of course, to convert new Obama supporters.
I attended one of these American Values house parties in Cincinnati last night. The attendees were Catholic; all except one were Democrats, and most were signed on as Obama supporters. Most people were acquaintances of the hostess, but strangers to one another.
You might think in this setting folks would be reluctant to share their religious views. Not at all. They had strong opinions and were ready to share them... FULL POST
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Dr. Lisa Boesky
Author, When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help–and What to Do About It
The disappearance of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett initially focused on who she met online, but now the investigation also includes her uncle (a registered sex offender) as a “person of interest.” One year ago, 19-year-old Donna Jou disappeared after going to a party with someone from Craigslist.
Thousands of children and teens are sexually assaulted by relatives each year. Every parent warns their kids about strangers—but unfortunately “Stranger Danger” does NOT seem to be effective for the dangers of the “Internet” or relatives…
Kids often don't realize they should view Internet friends as “strangers.” The Internet creates a false sense of intimacy, so if your daughter has been talking to someone online, she probably feels like she knows him. He's not going to be one of those people who would hurt her, right? The only problem is that if she is wrong, it can lead to tragic consequences.
Children would never consider their uncle, step-father, or cousin to be a “stranger.” Yet most male sex offenders have siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, many of whom are married with children. If kids hear mommy or daddy saying these people are okay, why would they have any concerns? Family = Safety right? Not always…The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior (especially when it comes to male sex offenders).
Some girls are more vulnerable to being preyed upon by Internet “friends." If they are desperate to connect, feel loved or cared about, or even hungry for flattery and attention FULL POST
David M. Reisner
AC360° Digital Producer
The candidates have been tackling election issues Americans care about… But there’s something else the candidates appear to care about: Location, location, location.
Seems the candidates are ‘taking issue’ with town names, and the issues they bring up…
Last week Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton traveled to Unity, New Hampshire to show a sign of … well… Unity. And Monday Sen. Obama stressed patriotism on his visit to Independence, Missouri…
Coincidences? Not a chance… So that got me thinking – I should put together a week-long itinerary for the candidates … to locations around the United States that would put their issues right on the map.
Let’s begin, shall we?
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