May 2nd, 2012
11:54 PM ET

China censors 'AC360' Chen coverage

Viewers in China were blocked from seeing Anderson Cooper's report on Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest.

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May 2nd, 2012
10:39 PM ET

'Jesus wouldn't preach that sermon'

Could a pastor who encourages parents to punch effeminate boys be held accountable, in court, if followers take his advice? And what does it say that a man in his position is advocating violence against kids? Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and the Rev. Dr. Cindi Love weigh in.

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Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Religion
May 2nd, 2012
10:35 PM ET

KTH: Do hazing charges fit the crime?

Thirteen are charged in connection with FAMU drummer Robert Champion's death, but none face manslaughter charges.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hazing • Keeping Them Honest
May 2nd, 2012
10:31 PM ET

KTH: Pastor encourages parents to punch boys

In his sermon, a North Carolina Pastor tells his followers to "punch" and "reign in" children who appear to be gay.

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May 2nd, 2012
10:27 PM ET

Possible link between athletes' suicides

Dr. Gupta says it's possible that past head trauma contributed to the apparent suicide of former NFL player Junior Seau.

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May 2nd, 2012
10:25 PM ET

Charges in alleged hazing death at FAMU

CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the charges against 13 people in the death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hazing
May 2nd, 2012
10:08 PM ET

FAMU hazing charges disappoint mom

Robert Champion's mother talks to Anderson Cooper about charges against thirteen people in connection with her son's beating death on a FAMU marching band bus.

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Filed under: 360° Interview • Crime & Punishment • Hazing
May 2nd, 2012
09:39 PM ET

RidicuList: Too tan mom

Anderson pales in comparison to tonight's RidicuList...literally.

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May 2nd, 2012
07:55 PM ET

Letters to the President #1199: 'Breaking China?'

Reporter's Note: Each day I write a letter to President Obama. Sometimes he responds. No, just kidding. He never does.

Dear Mr. President,

Glad you made it home safely from your big trip overseas. Did you pick up any souvenirs? My guess is no, since you seemed fairly busy and it’s not like you were in the Kabul airport killing time in the gift shop.

I imagine now you are involved in talks about what to do…or not do…about this Chinese dissident who wants to come to the United States. Tough call, I suppose. We certainly have a long history of harboring those who suffer abuses and injustice at the hands of their own governments, however, we also have some pretty important common interests with the Chinese which could most certainly be affected if we handle this situation badly.

Note that I am not saying what we should or should not do; merely that it is a delicate situation.

Part of the issue is, in a way, the very thing you addressed in Afghanistan. Even when other governments around the globe ask for our help, that doesn’t necessarily mean they want us calling the shots. They may want our military might, or our economic clout, or our powers of diplomatic persuasion, but they rarely want us to flat out tell them what to do. And those are our friends!

So I would not be surprised if China chafes a bit over this whole matter. Again, depending on how it is handled.

Anyway, good luck with that. Otherwise, what’s new? Seems like we never talk.


The AC360 Weekly Buzz: President in Afghanistan, OBL death anniversary, alleged hazing death charges, Junior Seau, Jimmy Kimmel
May 2nd, 2012
07:29 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz: President in Afghanistan, OBL death anniversary, alleged hazing death charges, Junior Seau, Jimmy Kimmel

What everyone’s talking about:

In an unnanounced visit, President Barack Obama traveled to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. The President gave the first TV address to the nation from a war zone on foreign soil, according to the White House. The president announced that he signed an agreement with Afghan president Hamid Karzai outlining cooperation between the two countries once U.S. troops withdraw at the end of 2014. Peter Bergen called the agreement an “important milestone.” CNN’s Fran Townsend and retired Maj. Gen. James Spider Marks weighed in on the conversation and discussed the ability to trust Afghan security forces: “We have no other choice, we need to have confidence in what they can achieve,” said Maj. Gen. Marks. Obama’s trip was his third to Afghanistan since taking office. Shortly after he left the country, a car bomb in Kabul killed at least seven people and wounded 17 others.


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