June 17th, 2013
11:42 PM ET

RidicuList: Pageant haters

Miss Utah’s flub takes the spotlight on the RidicuList, where nothing brings America together like a beauty pageant blunder.

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Filed under: The RidicuList
June 17th, 2013
11:37 PM ET

Female midshipman says Naval Academy classmates raped her

In a new development in an alleged sexual assault case at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Navy official tells CNN that the school's Superintendent, Vice Admiral Michael Miller, has ordered an Article 32 proceeding. Evidence will be presented at a hearing to a military legal officer who will determine if a court-martial is warranted.

A female midshipman claims three football players at the school raped her at an off-campus party in 2012 while she was heavily intoxicated. The woman, who was 20 at the time, chose not to be examined with a rape kit and didn't report the alleged crimes to authorities for eight months because she feared the backlash could turn violent. She was terrified of coming forward because, she says, she saw how other victims were treated.


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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Navy
June 17th, 2013
11:12 PM ET

What gangster hopes to get out of trial

Author and Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen says Whitey Bulger wants to preserve his self-serving narrative as a "benevolent wise guy." Bulger is charged in the deaths of 19 people.

Week two of the dramatic trial began with former hitman John Martorano testifying against Bulger, who was his close friend and partner in crime. The mobster told the court it broke his heart when he discovered Bulger was an FBI informant. He described in detail some of the murders he committed, which he says Bulger also plotted and participated in.

Cullen weighs in on Martorano's credibility as a witness and how Bulger reacted in the courtroom on Monday.

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June 17th, 2013
10:36 PM ET

Borger: Behind the slide in Obama's poll numbers

Since President Obama seems to be a reflective soul, he must be reflecting on the irony of his latest predicament: as the man who came into office promising to change everything and who instead seems to have let much of what he promised to fix only get worse.

First, the good news: Slowly but surely, the economy is coming back. And that's no small feat, given where it was in 2009.

Then, everything else: The constitutional scholar, civil libertarian and antiwar activist can't seem to wake up each day without some basic challenge to his political ecology. The confirmed presence of chemical weapons in Syria now makes some sort of escalation there inevitable, just as the war in Afghanistan winds down. (More military support for the rebels? No-fly zone?)


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Filed under: NSA • President Barack Obama • Raw Politics
June 17th, 2013
10:28 PM ET

Greenwald: Snowden wants to talk to public

The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald discusses why NSA leaker Edward Snowden took part in an online chat while in hiding on Monday, and why the 29-year-old believes the U.S. government may want to harm him. Greenwald tells Anderson Cooper that Snowden is reacting to accusations made about him and wants to answer questions about what he did and why he did it.

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Filed under: National Security • NSA
June 17th, 2013
10:19 PM ET

FBI digs for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

Information from an aging reputed mobster sparked the latest search for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in a field in Oakland Township, Michigan. He was last seen on July 30, 1975 outside a Detroit-area restaurant. A ret. Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI, John Anthony, spoke with Anderson Cooper about false leads in the past and what makes the most recent search for Hoffa different.

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Filed under: 360° Radar