[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/04/nkorea.clinton/art.clinton.il.afp.gi.jpg caption="Former President Clinton meets Tuesday with North Korea leader Kim Jong Il."]
Forget about 12 years of hard labor. American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are heading home tonight aboard a private plane with former President Bill Clinton. Mr. Clinton helped win their release from North Korea. Just what was his role? We'll have that for you.
Also tonight, a Boston police officer claims his civil rights have been violated after being suspended for using a racial slur to describe black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Officer Justin Barrett claims he's the victim. He says comments by the mayor and police commissioner have damaged his reputation. Do you agree? You'll hear Officer Barrett's side of the story.
And, the Mason murders 40 years later. Tonight we continue our week-long report on one of the shocking crimes of the 20th century. You may recall Charles Manson and his so-called family killed seven people. We'll look at the killers then and now. Should they be freed?
Join us for these stories, plus the shot of the day and more starting at 10pm ET.
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