The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Boston bombing victims one month later, Cleveland kidnapping case, Angelina Jolie's announcement, Texas tornadoes, hero tattoo
May 16th, 2013
06:38 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Boston bombing victims one month later, Cleveland kidnapping case, Angelina Jolie's announcement, Texas tornadoes, hero tattoo

What everyone’s talking about:
This week marks the one month anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds more. Among the wounded was Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dance teacher who lost part of her left leg. She has agreed to let AC360° follow her journey back to the dance floor. Adrianne spoke candidly with Anderson about her hardest struggles in the recovery process, including a recent fall that made the amputation seem more real to her. Adrianne jokes that she was “not behaving” when she hopped from her bed to grab something from her closet, but lost her balance. “It definitely woke me up and made me realize that I need to take a little bit better care of myself and slow down.” She is determined to dance again and reminded Anderson of his promise to be her student when she’s ready.

Today we learned a fascinating new detail about the Boston bombings investigation. In a note left on the boat in Watertown, Mass. where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured by police, he wrote that the bombings were payback for U.S. wars in Muslim lands. Details have also emerged about the manhunt for the suspect and his brother. CNN’s Drew Griffin returned to Watertown to investigate what really happened during the shootout between the Boston police and the Tsarnaev brothers.

A horrifying picture is emerging about what allegedly happened inside Ariel Castro's Cleveland house. A family friend of one of the victims said that the man accused of kidnapping the three women abused all of them, but used Michelle Knight as his main “punching bag.” Knight was 21 when she vanished in 2002. CNN’s Randi Kaye looked into why she wasn't on law enforcement's radar. And in an AC360° exclusive, photographs of Castro’s cluttered backyard show chains, barbed wire, and a tarp among other things.

Angelina Jolie revealed she had a double mastectomy in her New York Times’ Op-Ed earlier this week. She wrote: "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could." Inspired by Jolie’s words, CNN’s Zoraida Sambolin spoke out about her recent breast cancer diagnosis and her plans to go through the same procedure. Read Zoraida’s Op-Ed for more on her decision and how she shared the news with her children.

Today’s Scoop: 
At least six people are dead and dozens injured after 13 tornadoes struck North Texas late Wednesday night. We’ll have the latest on the search for missing people and the devastating damage caused by the storm. Randi Kaye is live from Texas at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Looking ahead: 
"Back to Boston: Moments of Impact" looks at the iconic still photographs that show what happened at the Boston Marathon bombings. The horror, and the heroism. Watch the Anderson Cooper 360 special report at 10 p.m. ET Friday.

Just for laughs:
Yes, we’ve seen strange uses of tattoos before, but this man’s Charles Ramsey tattoo might be the most unique we’ve seen yet on the RidicuList!

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