December 11th, 2013
09:54 PM ET

Honoring the Children: Newtown one year later

Editor's note: You can watch this documentary on CNN December 14 at 7 pm E.T.

This Saturday marks the first anniversary of the day that changed life forever in the community of Newtown Connecticut. On December 14th 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire, killing 26 people including 20 children. CNN is broadcasting a special report called "Honoring the Children: Newtown one year later" which examines the legacies left behind by three of the first-graders who died.

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December 11th, 2013
09:52 PM ET

Newlywed murder trial: "Jordan has a surprise for me"

Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson were married for just eight days when she pushed him and he fell off a cliff at Glacier National Park. She is now on trial for his murder. Graham's lawyers say she pushed Johnson in self defense. Now a friend of Johnson's testified he turned down a golf outing on the day of his death because "Jordan said she has a surprise for me." Kyung Lah has the latest.

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December 11th, 2013
09:50 PM ET

Chilling new video of Asiana crash

Newly released video shows Asiana Flight 214 skidding down the runway in San Francisco after hitting a seawall. Three people died in the crash. Now a new report from the N.T.S.B. finds the pilots had warnings that the plane was descending too fast in the minutes before the crash. Rene Marsh has the latest.

Anderson discussed these latest revelations with Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.


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December 11th, 2013
09:30 PM ET

Teen drunk driver uses "affluenza" defense after deadly crash

Outrage after a 16-year old drunk driver escapes jail time for killing four people last June. At the time of the crash Ethan Couch's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit and he was speeding. The teen was facing four counts of manslaughter and up to 20 years behind bars. But a judge sentenced him to ten years of probation after his lawyers argued that he was a victim of his family's wealth. An expert witness they put on the stand termed it "affluenza," and the judge bought the argument. Randi Kaye has the story.

Eric Boyles' wife and daughter were killed by the car Ethan Couch was driving. This is the first time he is speaking publicly about what happened.

Anderson discussed this case with Dr. Drew Pinsky along with CNN Legal Analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin.

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December 11th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Outrage over fake sign language interpreter at Mandela's memorial

The deaf community in South Africa is calling it a travesty, and it played out in plain sight during Nelson Mandela's memorial service. The sign language interpreter on the stage for the whole four hours translated the words of all the speakers into gestures that by all accounts were just plain gibberish. Brian Todd has the story.

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