He was an addict and a drug dealer profiting off of a business that destroys so many life. But he is living a much different life today. Things only turned around when a dog came into his life. Tom Foreman has his American Journey.
Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford has made plenty of headlines over the last few months. He famously admitted to smoking crack, made vulgar comments to reporters and there is a string of bizarre videos of him posted on-line. Toronto Star Reporter Robyn Doolittle goes in-depth into Rob Ford's life in her new book "Crazy Town."
There is a lot at stake for both parties as they try to win over women voters. Republicans are seeking to reverse a hefty gender gap in the last election, while Democrats are trying to maintain their advantage. Now a new attack by Rand Paul targeting Bill Clinton has both sides talking. Anderson discussed all of this with California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke and GOP consultant Margaret Hoover.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald's reporting on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden broke the story of the NSA's mass surveillance programs. Critics including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers have suggested Greenwald's actions may have been criminal. Greenwald lives in Brazil and has not been back to the U.S. since the story broke. But he talks to Anderson about why that might change.
The world held its collective breath as news broke today of a hijacking attempt targeting Sochi. Luckily no one was hurt. But fears remain that terrorists could try to bring down a plane using explosives disguised as toothpaste or cosmetics. Ivan Watson is in Sochi with the latest on the security situation there.
Anderson discussed the procedures in place to deal with a hijacking on a U.S. carrier with former air marshal Darelle Joiner.
Prosecutors say Michael Dunn shot and killed an unarmed black teen, after an argument over loud music. But Dunn's lawyers argue that he opened fire in self-defense because the teens were armed and the police failed to find the weapon because they botched the investigation. Tory Dunnan was in court today and has the latest.
For the first time, we are seeing video from inside a Florida movie theater that captured the shooting death of a 43-year old father. It was shown in court during a bond hearing for the 71-year old gunman Curtis Reeves. He's a retired police officer and his lawyers say he opened fire in self-defense. Martin Savidge breaks down what's on the tape.
Anderson discussed all of this with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.
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