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December 4th, 2013
12:20 AM ET

Did a professor help plan the murder of her alleged rapist?

A college professor is behind bars in connection with a murder nearly 20 years ago. She was a college student in California at the time. Today she teaches at a Swiss university and lives there with her husband and daughter. Stephanie Elam looks at the twists and turns that landed her in custody back in the U.S.
This is a complicated case. Anderson discussed it with CNN Legal Analysts Danny Cevallos and Sunny Hostin.
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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Danny Cevallos • Stephanie Elam • Sunny Hostin
December 4th, 2013
12:18 AM ET

Are U.S. students lagging behind the rest of the world?

A new exam given to 15-year-olds around the world found American students scores were average in science and reading and below average in math. What's also troubling is America saw little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead. Anderson discussed what all of this means with Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS and Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World–and How They Got That Way." 

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Filed under: Education • Fareed Zakaria
December 4th, 2013
12:17 AM ET

Amazing underwater rescue caught on tape

It is a story of survival that is almost too hard to imagine. A man stuck on a sunken ship deep below the Atlantic, He lived for  days in an air pocket with just a can of soda to drink. He was rescued by a diver on a recovery mission, and that moment was captured on newly released video. Anderson takes a look at this amazing event.

 

Not only was this man's survival amazing, but the rescue was difficult. Anderson discussed all of this with former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb.

 
 
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December 4th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Was the Metro North engineer asleep at the controls?

Four people died when his train jumped the tracks. Now the Metro-North engineer's lawyer says he experienced a momentary loss of concentration. But was he asleep? Sleep specialist Micahel Breus joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss the situation.
December 4th, 2013
12:11 AM ET

Why are American students in 36th place?

When it comes to math, science and reading a new study finds students from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea scored the highest in each subject. American students were all the way down in 36th place. Why is that? What needs to be done to improve American education? Kahn Academy founder Sal Khan joins the AC360 Later panel.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Amy Holmes • Christiane Amanpour • Education • Hill Harper • Jeffrey Toobin
December 4th, 2013
12:10 AM ET

"Shopping while black" subpoena

New York retailers including Macy's and Barney's are being accused of stopping African American customers and accusing them of shoplifting and other crimes. Now the New York City Commission on Human Rights is slapping Macy's with a subpoena. The AC360 Later panel discusses the phenomenon nicknamed "shopping while black."
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Amy Holmes • Christiane Amanpour • Hill Harper • Jeffrey Toobin
December 4th, 2013
12:08 AM ET

Are men and women hardwired to be different?

A new study comparing brain scans found men and women are wired differently. Men have more neural connections from the front to back of their brains, while women have more wiring between the right and left hemispheres. Rutgers University biological anthropologist Helen Fisher joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss what all this means.

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