Mankind took another giant step in outer space today. A 220-pound lander that's about the size of a washing machine touched down on a comet 300-million miles from earth. The comet is just two-and-a-half miles wide and this accomplishment has been compared to catching a bullet. Anderson spoke to CNN Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien and Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' about the more than ten years of planning that went into today's landing.
We are learning more about the case against Chase Merritt, the main suspect in the McStay case. Merrit pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today in a Victorville, California courtroom. District Attorney Michael Ramos told Randi Kaye that they only started "putting pieces of the puzzle together" about six months ago.
Dr. Michael Baden is a former New York City medical examiner and one of the most high-profile experts in the forensics field. He was hired by Michael Brown's family to do a private autopsy after the teen was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. He is set to testify tomorrow in front of the grand jury. This comes as local authorities brace for the the response from protesters if there is no indictment against Officer Wilson. Jason Carroll takes a look at the forensic case.
Anderson discussed the evidence that we know about and the questions that remain about the case with CNN legal analysts Mark O'Mara and Sunny Hostin.
Two men survived every window washer's worst nightmare. Their scaffolding collapsed, leaving them dangling hundreds of feet above the streets of New York City. It happened outside the 68th floor of one of the world's most famous addresses, One World Trade Center. Anderson breaks down the FDNY's heroic efforts that saved these two men.
Viewers of AC360 will likely recognize Fouad Ajami. He was a frequent guest on the show and a Middle East scholar. He passed away last June.
A man I greatly admired, Fouad Ajami has died. He was a great intellect and was full of grace and compassion. It's been an honor to know him
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) June 22, 2014
Fouad's writings include some 400 essays on Arab and Islamic politics, US foreign policy, and contemporary international history. Today the Hoover Institution Press is releasing a collection of his essays in the book "This Arab Time."
We wanted to share one of those essays. Click here to read "The Making of Strangers - Muslims, Jews, and the Other 1492."
You can also watch some of Fouad's appearances on AC360:
Fouad Ajami on Mubarak
Fouad Ajami on the Syrian massacre
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