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President Obama has met with the presidents of both Afghanistan and Pakistan this week, as the growing threat from militants has made both countries top headaches for the White House. We’ll have a report from the region tonight on the latest. How will Richard Holbrooke - the White House special envoy to the region Ambassador known for his tough diplomacy under President Clinton - handle these two international hairballs?
And speaking of strife, what about Chicago? And no, I’m not talking about Drew Peterson’s arrest on charges that he killed his third wife. (And his fourth wife, you know, is still missing.) But here's what we're wondering: Why are more and more school age kids are getting killed in the Chicago area - at least 36 so far this year. And it seems no one has figured out a way to stop it.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with an emergency room doctor about what it's like to treat so many children who've been shot. And David Mattingly will report on why there are zillions of guns in the hands of teens. How does a 15-year-old kid get a gun, anyway?
And we'll talk with a former self-described street hustler who now hits the streets and gives kids ways to get out of a gang if they're stuck in one.
And finally a different kind of story about guns in America. The man who allegedly stalked and then gunned down a Wesleyan University student this week made his first court appearance today. We will dig deeper on this case - what happened, and why was she so vulnerable to him even after seeking an order of protection to keep him away from her.
Hope to see you on 360 tonight, and Happy Friday to the 360 community!
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