June 30th, 2014
11:46 PM ET

Supreme Court birth control ruling sparks debate

The Supreme Court struck down the requirement that family-owned companies pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees. It was a 5-4 decision that divided the court along ideological lines. Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger joins CNN's John Berman to discuss what the decision means for Obamacare and the administration.

Filed under: Obamacare • Supreme Court • True Politics
June 30th, 2014
11:11 PM ET

Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas after missing teens found dead

Israel launches airstrikes targeting Hamas targets in Gaza after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank. The teens, one with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship were kidnapped earlier this month from a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. CNN's John Berman speaks with Ben Wedeman about what's happening on the ground in the West Bank.

Filed under: Ben Wedeman • Hamas • Israel
June 30th, 2014
10:44 PM ET

Police: Mother of Georgia toddler also researched child deaths in hot cars

A judge will determine this week whether there's enough evidence to keep in jail a man whose son died in a hot SUV. Justin Harris is charged with murder and second-degree cruelty. Georgia police say that Harris and his wife, Leanna, told them that they conducted Internet searches on how hot a car needed to get to kill a child. CNN's Martin Savidge has more on the investigation.

June 30th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

$25 million settlement in veterans charity case

The New York State Attorney General  has  reached a nearly $25 million settlement with one of the nation's biggest direct-mail companies. AC360's Drew Griffin has been reporting on the national charity Quadriga Art and the veterans foundation since the fall of 2010, broadcasting a series of reports that showed the charity sending practically all of the millions it raised back to Quadriga as payment for the direct-mail campaign. Almost none of the cash left over went to veterans, the CNN investigation found. Griffin has the exclusive details.

For more on the story, CLICK HERE.

Update: Drew Griffin clarified his remarks about donations:

June 27th, 2014
11:29 PM ET

800 meters and 8 months pregnant? Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the risks of racing at 32 weeks

Running 800 meters is tough enough. But doing so while eight months pregnant? Such was the goal of Alysia Montaño, a five-time national champion who took to the track Thursday for the US Track and Field Championships in California.

Though Montaño's time of 2:32 landed her in dead last, the pace was roughly equivalent to a very impressive five minute mile. But while extraordinary, was such an ambition safe for the unborn baby and the soon to be first-time mother?

On Friday night Anderson Cooper asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his professional analysis and conclusions.

Watch the above video as the CNN Chief Medical Correspondent explains why the half mile race may have been okay for Montaño, but not necessarily everyone else.

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June 27th, 2014
10:59 PM ET

Member of the wrongfully convicted "Central Park Five": "There's an indelible scar that was placed on us"

As part of a day which saw the City of New York approve a $40 million civil rights settlement, on Friday evening "Anderson Cooper 360" welcomed two of the men who will benefit from the ruling.

But despite forthcoming funds, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam are still struggling to trust the notion that their days of being falsely tied to a 1989 beating and rape are over.

"I felt like someway, somehow the city was going to just pull this rug from under our feet, and say 'Oops. Sorry,'" said Santana, one of the members of the "Central Park Five," a group of youths wrongfully convicted and imprisoned a quarter century ago. "It still hasn't sunk in that this is finally over."

For Salaam, no ruling, settlement, or amount of money can repair reputations that remain forever ruined:

"There's an indelible scar that was placed on us, and that scar hasn't been removed just because we've come to this point."

Click the above video for more of Anderson Cooper's interview with two members of the infamous "Central Park Five," a group of minority teens ostracized by their community, and placed behind bars for a crime they didn't commit.

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June 27th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Sebastian Junger on making "Korengal": "I want people to understand combat"

On Friday evening author Sebastian Junger joined "Anderson Cooper 360" for a primetime interview, during which he detailed the making of his new film, a documentary entitled "Korengal."

Named after one of the most dangerous valleys in Afghanistan, "Korengal" is the follow up to "Restrepo," the Academy Award nominated film that Junger made with his colleague, the late Tim Hetherington.

Though Hetherington was killed in Libya two years ago, Junger revealed to Anderson Cooper that he often felt his friend's presence in the editing room, as he worked on the sequel he says they'd always planned to make together.

Watch the above clip, as Junger tells the host that part of his reason for making his latest documentary centered around a desire to help people understand combat. And, for more on "Korengal," visit the films website.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Sebastian Junger
June 27th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Using technology to prevent tragedy: Gary Tuchman runs a test in Texas

The grisly death of Georgia's Cooper Harris is sadly not an anomaly. Last year alone, more than 40 children died as a result of being left alone in a hot car.

But might these tragedies be preventable? Could technology be tapped into so as to guard against forgetfulness, and combat negligence?

Gary Tuchman traveled to Texas to test car seat monitors that claim to save kids from being left inside sweltering vehicles.

Watch the above video as the CNN correspondent tried out the device with the help of a parking lot, an SUV, and a reluctant six-month-old.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gary Tuchman
June 27th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Who is Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia father who fatally left his toddler in a hot car

More than a week since a toddler died after being left inside a vehicle on a hot Georgia day, questions still remain as to the circumstances of that fateful day.

At the center of the investigation is Justin Ross Harris, the father of the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris.

After traveling to Alabama to interview those that knew Harris earlier in his life, on Friday evening CNN's Nick Valencia profiled the man that is charged with the murder of his own son.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Martin Savidge
June 27th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

360 Web Exclusive: An interview with Jonathan Moore, the attorney for three of the “Central Park Five”

Just hours after a $40 million civil rights settlement was approved by the City of New York, on Friday Anderson Cooper welcomed Jonathan Moore, the attorney for three of the “Central Park Five,” as part a web exclusive interview.

In 1989, the five men were wrongfully convicted in the horrific beating and rape of a white female jogger in Central Park. Each served at least seven years in prison, with the lengthiest term reaching 13 years.

Watch the above web exclusive, as Cooper asks Moore to discuss the details of a case that put five minority teenagers behind bars, as well as the steps that led to their settlement.

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