Right now, three Americans are heading back to the U.S. after being rescued from the jungles of Colombia. It's safe to say this is a day Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell will never forget. The U.S. military contractors were held by FARC rebels for more than 5 years. Tonight, they're free men. 12 other hostages are also out of captivity, including Ingrid Betancourt. She was kidnapped while running for Colombian president more than four years ago. The military operation to rescue all of them is something you'd see in a movie. (paging James Bond 007!!) It was a bold hoax that proved to work. Tonight on 360° we'll show you how it all went down and bring you stories of survival. Imagine being held hostage for years and years, away from your family. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this incredible story.
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GOP presidential candidate John McCain was in Colombia today to talk free trade. But what's making headlines is his campaign shake-up. A different senior adviser is taking over day-to-day operations. The new campaign manger helped get Bush 43 elected. Why the change? Is the McCain camp worried it can't compete against Obama? We'll have the raw politics.
And, the manhunt for the fugitive Wall Street swindler is over. Remember Samuel Israel? He's the one who cops say faked his suicide instead of showing up at a federal prison to do time for investment-adviser fraud and other charges. Wait till you hear how Israel was put back in handcuffs. It's just another wild twist to this bizarre case.
All that and more tonight on 360°. Join us at 10pm ET.
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