Dr. Sanjay Gupta is making headlines with his new documentary "Weed." In the year he spent working on it, he changed his opinion of the drug and its medical uses. Tonight he talks about the patients it helped and marijuana's potential to help others.
A gunman holds three bank employees hostage in St. Joseph, Louisiana. Several hours after the standoff began, Anderson spoke with Colonel Michael Edmonson, the head of the Louisiana State Police. He confirmed the suspect lives in the area and discussed what he is telling the families of those being held inside.
Reporting the news is hard work. It takes smarts, tenacity and sometimes laser-like focus. But upstaging an intrepid reporter doesn't require any of that. Generally it doesn't even require clothes. You need some style, some finesse, and a willingness to show some skin to make it onto tonight's RidicuList.
It was the 200th tip that paid off for U.S. Marshals searching for Hannah Anderson. It first led them to James DiMaggio's car and then to the campsite where he was holding Hannah. U.S. Marshal Steve Jurman describes what it took to bring Hannah home to her father.
The number of anti-gay attacks in Russia is on the rise. Those speaking out for gay rights are being routinely beaten as police look on - sometimes by the police themselves. Now Russia's leaders claim a new law is not targeting gays. But people around the world find it so discriminatory, there is talk of boycotting the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. CNN's Phil Black has the latest from Moscow.
Greg Louganis suffered through two Olympic boycotts during his career as an Olympic diver. There is talk of a new boycott over a law targeting gays in Russia. But Louganis explains to Anderson why he does not want to see that happen during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and what he does want to see instead.
While some debate whether an Olympic boycott is an appropriate response to the wave of anti-gay violence in Russia, some say that does not go far enough. Former White House senior adviser Richard Socarides compared what is going on ahead of the Sochi games to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Anderson spoke with with Socarides about what should happen next.
We are learning more about the intercepted al Qaeda messages that triggered the closure of 19 U.S. Embassies around the world, and a string of drone attacks. Intelligence sources tell CNN, American code breakers recognized words they believed signaled an attack was imminent. Anderson discussed this latest information with national security analysts Fran Townsend and Peter Bergen and former senior CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd.
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