What would you do if you found out you had a terminal illness? How would you spend your remaining days? For one high school English teacher, the answer was to set off on a quest that ended up being even more gratifying than he ever expected.Tom Foreman has the story of his American Journey.
The idea of exorcisms in this day and age certainly sounds strange and unusual, but they do happen. If you are thinking of scenes out of movies, maybe instead you should be thinking about video conferencing on Skype. At least one reverend is conducting exorcisms on-line. Gary Tuchman got a first hand look.
While much of the country is dealing with truly miserable weather, surfers are flocking to a beach just south of San Francisco and Hawaii's North Shore for some of the biggest waves seen there in a decade. So what is it like to surf waves reaching over 50 feet high? Anderson spoke with professional surfer Laird Hamilton.
He was once one of the Republican party's rising stars.There was even talk of Bob McDonnell running for the White House. But today, the former Virginia Governor and his wife are charged with taking gifts from a local businessman in exchange for using the governor's position to help his company. According to the indictment, they accepted:
–A silver Rolex, engraved with "71st Governor of Virginia."
–Two sets of golf clubs.
–Two gold Oscar de la Renta dresses.
–Two Armani dresses and matching jacket.
- Louis Vuitton shoes, wallet and purse.
- Also, a 50-thousand dollar loan and a 15-thousand dollar wedding gift for the McDonnell's daughter.
The big question is whether their actions add up to corruption. Joe Johns has the latest.
John Berman discussed the case with Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
With just days to go before the Super Bowl, news broke today that the NFL is fining Richard Sherman nearly $8,000 for his actions at the end of the NFC Championship Game. But it's the finish of that game that has everyone talking. Rachel Nichols spoke to Richard Sherman and told John Berman "it's fascinating to watch the wave of reaction to Richard Sherman."
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is talking about America's plan if terrorists make good on threats to attack the Sochi Winter Games. Already we've seen bombings, threats of more bombings, the manhunt for possible female black widow bombers, and a flood of security forces into the troubled region where the games will take place. Nick Paton-Walsh has the latest.
Ed Lavandera was in court today when a Texas judge ordered Marlise Munoz to be removed from life support. She is brain-dead and her family says she never wanted to be kept on machines like this. But because she is pregnant, the hospital has kept her on a ventilator.
John Berman discussed this with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos, along with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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