Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. The bullet didn't hit him, and no one was hurt. Now an appeals court ruled the judge mishandled the jury instructions, and granted Alexander a new trial. Gary Tuchman is the only reporter to interview Marissa Alexander on-camera from jail, and has her story.
A former teacher who admitted to raping his then-14-year-old student walked out of jail in Montana today, after serving only a month. The case is not only drawing outrage because of the light sentence, but also for comments the judge made about the victim. He suggested she was partly to blame, because in his opinion, she seemed "older than her chronological age." The judge later apologized, but now the convicted rapist is a free man. CNN's Kyung Lah has the latest.
Lawmakers are scrambling to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown this Tuesday. But there is another budget battle looming, the debt ceiling needs to be increased by mid-October. President Obama is resisting calls from Republican leaders in the House to work out a compromise, saying he refuses to negotiate over America's ability to pay its bills. Dana Bash has the latest.
California legislators grilled bureaucrats today as a result of a year-long investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting. The hearings centered on allegations of fraud in California's drug rehab program, which receives millions in tax dollars every year. Our investigation found fraud so egregious that as a result, 174 drug rehab locations were suspended, with some even shutdown. CNN's Drew Griffin has the latest.
New York's Attorney General is cracking down on false online reviews, settling cases with 19 companies so far after a sting operation. What does that mean for the millions of people who rely on sites like Yelp, Cityseach, and Trip Advisor? Frank Bruni, who is a former New York Times restaurant critic weighs in.
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