It was supposed to be a discussion about Bradley Manning, on the RT news network. But when it was time for openly gay American journalist James Kirchick to speak, he pulled out his rainbow suspenders and went on an epic tirade against Russia's new anti-gay law. RT is a Russian state sponsored news network, or as Kirchick called it, "a Kremlin funded propaganda network." One of the most astonishing parts of this incident? The show allowed it to go on for more than two minutes. Check out Anderson's conversation with James Kirchick.
John King takes a closer look at Kirchick appearance on RT:
Hollywood filmmakers couldn't have done it better if they tried. Video of a group of trees getting sucked into a swamp looks like it was taken from a big budget blockbuster. But it was shot on an iPhone by a Louisiana man, as a massive sinkhole got a whole lot bigger. John King spoke with the man who shot this incredible video about growing danger under the water.
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Pressure is mounting on the Assad regime, after the latest reports of a deadly chemical attack. Opposition groups say it killed more than 1,300 people. President Obama says the U.S. is still gathering information about what happened, but acknowledged, "this is clearly a big event of grave concern." It is raising serious questions about how his administration will respond. John King spoke with Senator John McCain who says the President has already "lost credibility" on ending the crisis in Syria.
Next week is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. For many, it will be a time to contemplate the state of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream. It comes as the nation is grappling with several sensative racial issue including stop-and-frisk laws, the Trayvon Martin case, and now the recent killing of college student Christopher Lane. John King spoke with Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracey Martin, along with their attorney Benjamin Crump.
We are learning more about the three teens accused of killing Australian college student Christopher Lane. Police say one suspect claims they did it out of boredom. But now there are indications at least one of them had possible gang ties. 360's Randi Kaye takes a closer look at suspect James Edwards.
As attention on the so called "boredom" killing of college student Christopher Lane grows, so do questions about the role of race. Some are already comparing it to killing of Trayvon Martin, and questioning why the media, and President Obama are not handling it the same way. Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, conservative blogger Crystal Wright, and B.E.T. editorial brand manager Michaela Angela Davis weigh in on the case.
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