December 16th, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Training to end a hostage standoff

It wasn’t just the lives of the hostages on the line during the raid on the Sydney cafe. The police risked their own lives in the dangerous operation. The decision when to launch a raid, pull the trigger or even when to just sit tight has so much riding on it. Martin Savidge got a firsthand look at the training that goes into this type of an operation at a private security firm in North Carolina.
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December 16th, 2014
11:33 PM ET

Bradley Stone manhunt ends, search for a motive begins

Former Marine Bradley Stone was wanted in the shootings of his ex-wife and five of her relatives. The manhunt ended when police found his body and say he apparently died of self-inflicted wounds. Several communities in Pennsylvania are asking how this could have happened. Jason Carroll has the latest.
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December 16th, 2014
11:21 PM ET

How the Pakistan school massacre unfolded

At least 145 people died in today’s massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Most of the victims were children, some as young as 12-years-old. It was the work of the Pakistani Taliban. Anderson looks at how they committed such a brutal atrocity.

Christiane Amanpour has spoken with Pakistan’s Defense Minister about today's tragedy and his country’s relationship with the Taliban.

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December 16th, 2014
11:05 PM ET

Tonight’s RidicuList is interrupted by a call from Anderson’s mom

Anderson thought he was just going to read a RidicuList about a pair of brothers who received a call from their mother on-air while they bickered about politics on C-Span. The AC360 team wasn’t going to let Anderson off that easy.
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December 16th, 2014
02:07 AM ET

Fmr. FBI interrogator Ali Soufan slams Cheney's defense of interrogation tactics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has made it clear that he thinks the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report is 'full of crap' and has led a parade of George W. Bush administration officials who denounced the report on harsh interrogation techniques used against terrorism suspects, saying he would "do it again in a minute." The report concluded that the so-called enhanced interrogations didn't yield any actionable intelligence. Ali Soufan, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, who was one of the first people to interrogate the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the 9/11 attacks tells Anderson that the most of the information that help disrupt terror plots were obtained without torture.

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December 16th, 2014
12:53 AM ET

Sydney siege adds to growing list of deadly hostage standoffs

A 16-hour hostage siege with a lone gunman holding 17 people inside a chocolate shop ended in the early morning hours as commandos hearing gunfire inside the shop stormed in killing the gunman and ending the siege, but not before two of the hostages were killed. Jason Carroll takes a look at previous hostage situations and the outcome of the rescue attempts.

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