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Tonight on AC360: A Texas family's story of survival
Photo credit: Brett Brown
April 4th, 2012
05:08 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: A Texas family's story of survival

As we turned the corner into the Forney, Texas neighborhood, we stopped and spoke with a family who was talking outside their home. Brett Brown told us how he stood on top of his truck and focused his iPhone on the massive tornado heading straight for the area he calls home. Brown says he has seen countless tornado videos on television over the years, but nothing compares to actually witnessing it firsthand.

As the tornado hit Crosby Elementary school, the school his children attend two blocks away, you can hear the concern in Brown's voice. He shouts at his family to head indoors and take cover in the bathtub.

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Filed under: Tornadoes • Weather
April 4th, 2012
03:01 PM ET

Kids on Race: Davionne, 6, views interracial friendships negatively

Editor's note: Tune in to AC360° tonight for the next part of the special series at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

This week, CNN is going in-depth as part of the AC360 special "Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture." Soledad teamed up with Anderson for the project, talking to some children who had some provocative opinions on race.

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Soledad profiles Davionne, a 6-year-old African-American boy who struck researchers with his overwhelmingly negative opinions on interracial friendships.

There was no question about how he felt on mixed friendships. He told the tester that kids can’t play together if they’re not the same color.

“"Why can’t you play together if you don’t have the same skin?"” the tester asks.

"“Cause your mom might not want you to play with that friend,"” Davionne replies.

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Filed under: Kids on Race • Race in America
April 4th, 2012
09:01 AM ET

Raw Politics: Romney's focus shifts to fall fight

While Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich can sustain their bare-bones insurgent campaigns long enough to fight through the spring, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have already moved on to the next battlefield.

Earlier on Tuesday, less than a day after his campaign released a tough anti-Romney attack ad labeling him as the candidate of Big Oil interests, Obama criticized the former Massachusetts governor by name for the first time this year, taking a swipe at his support for Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan.

Romney himself has turned up the heat in recent days, telling voters the president is personally responsible for high gas prices. After his decisive victories in the Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia primaries, Romney fired back Tuesday night in a speech that didn't mention any of his Republican rivals.

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