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There is new information on the cause of the circus accident in Rhode Island. An acrobatic rig fell to the ground. Several performers were seriously injured. At first, many spectators believed it was all part of the show. Gary Tuchman has the latest.
Sir Young was 18-years old when he raped a 14 year old girl. He could have spent decades behind bars, but a Texasjudge sentenced him to just 45-days, along with community service at a rape crisis center. While the judge's sentence sparked plenty of outrage, so did her comments about the victim. Randi Kaye has the story.
Anderson discussed this case with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin and Bobbie Villareal, Executive Director of the Dallas Rape Crisis Center, where Young was sentenced to work.
After two months of searching, thousands of hours in the air and millions of square miles of ocean examined, there is still no sign of wreckage from Flight 370. The man in charge of finding the missing plane says it is time to go back and take another look at all the data. That includes those pings, that may or may not be from Flight 370's black boxes. Anderson discussed all of this with CNN safety analyst David Soucie and former Transportation Department Inspector General Mary Schiavo.
This week marks one year since Cleveland kidnapping survivors Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped their captor. For Michelle Knight, it ended more than a decade of torture. She discussed her ordeal with Anderson. She detailed her kidnapping and described what it was like to adapt to what she described as "a decade of darkness."
For the first time in nearly three decades, the American Legion is calling on a public official to resign. It is America's largest veterans group, and the National Commander of the American Legion aimed a scathing op-ed at Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki. This follows Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin's reporting on allegations that dozens of vets died while waiting for care at a Phoenix VA Hospital. Drew spoke to a retired doctor who says that hospital kept separate sets of records to hide the long waits. Now there are new concerns that these alleged secret waiting lists may be more widespread than originally thought. Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.
The words are appalling, and they are sparking outrage around the world. A man who says he is a leader of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram is threatening to sell some 200 young Nigerian girls taken at gunpoint from their school. The U.S. State Department says the video appears to be legitimate. There is a worldwide campaign going on right now that’s working to secure their freedom. How did their ordeal begin? What if anything can be done to help them now? Vlad Duthiers reports from Nigeria.
Anderson discussed this tragic situation with Vlad Duthiers and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen.
It has been a year since the Cleveland kidnapping victims escaped their captor. Michelle Knight was held the longest and spent more than a decade enduring unimaginable torture. She just spoke to Anderson about her ordeal.
Michelle explains why she got into her captor’s car in the first place. She tells Anderson how she was duped by a promise of a new puppy to give to her young son after his dog had just died. Michelle also talks to Anderson about what it is like to adapt to life as a captive, and realize “that you’re powerless."
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