December 18th, 2013
10:15 PM ET

More legal problems for teen drunk driver in "affluenza" case

16-year old drunk driver Ethan Couch killed four people. He was sentenced to probation rather than prison after his lawyer argued he was a victim of "affluenza"; the idea being his wealthy parents had so completely indulged his prior bad behavior, he was incapable of taking responsibility for his actions. In other words, the “spoiled brat”defense. Now, Couch may have to mount a new defense. He is the focus of a new legal effort. Ed Lavandera has the latest.

Anderson discussed all this with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: "Affluenza" • Ed Lavandera
December 18th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

Uproar surrounds Indian diplomat's arrest

Allegations of exploitation of a domestic worker led to the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. U.S. prosecutors say she paid her housekeeper $3.31 per hour and falsified visa documents. But it was her treatment by authorities that's adding to massive show of outrage in India. People are burning the American flag in the streets and Indian security forces are no longer protecting the American Embassy in New Delhi. Deborah Feyerick has the latest.

CNN International's Mallika Kapur has the story from New Delhi.

What does all this mean? Anderson discussed this with Seema Sirohi of the Indian Council on Global Relations and Assam Chhabra who writes a column for the Mumbai Mirror newspaper.

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Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • India
December 18th, 2013
10:10 PM ET

What it's like to instantly become a lottery millionaire

Two people are holding Mega Millions lottery tickets with all six correct numbers in the massive $648-million drawing. One winner has stepped forward, the holder of the other ticket remains a mystery. Winning a multi-million dollarjackpot is a life changing event. Anderson spoke to two previous lottery winners with very different experiences. Ricardo Cerezo won nearly five million dollars and Terry Dill won more than three and a half million dollars when he was just 18 years old.

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Filed under: 360° Radar
December 18th, 2013
10:08 PM ET

White House report calls for new limits to NSA spying

There’s a new call for setting stricter limits on the NSA's mass-surveillance program. This time it's coming from the panel appointed by the White House to help restore public confidence. In it's report the panel says the NSA should no longer maintain massive databases of phone records on each and every American. This comes after Monday's ruling by a federal judge that this type of spying likely violates the Fourth Amendment. Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto has the latest.

Anderson discusses all of this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Snowden story, and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


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Filed under: Glenn Greenwald • Jeffrey Toobin • Jim Sciutto • NSA
December 18th, 2013
10:05 PM ET

RidicuList: Anderson Cooper beat by fake newsman in on-line popularity ranking

A company looked at the most talked about news anchors on social media. Anderson came in a respectable number two, but guess who took the number one spot.

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Filed under: The RidicuList