November 25th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

How the Ferguson community is working to protect itself

Despite the looting and destruction that went on in some parts of Ferguson, the vast majority of protesters were peaceful. Even in the areas that saw some of the worst property damage, there are stories of community members standing together to protect local businesses. Sara Sidner looks at examples of peaceful protesters taking on looters in Ferguson.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sara Sidner
November 24th, 2014
10:46 PM ET

Michael Brown's mother breaks down after grand jury decision

CNN's Sara Sidner reports that Michael Brown's mother broke down and ran home after hearing the grand jury's decision.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sara Sidner
November 17th, 2014
11:13 PM ET

State of emergency declared ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

The FBI issued a nationwide bulletin to law enforcement warning of possible violence when the Ferguson grand jury's decision comes down on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. This came after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon activated the National Guard. Sara Sidner reports on signs that people in Ferguson are bracing for trouble.

Anderson discussed the National Guard deployment and other security measures with retired Lieutenant General Russell Honoré.

October 21st, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Pastor in Ferguson: ‘Democracy is on fire, and we're called to be fire men’

Calls for justice in Ferguson are growing louder. Leaked details about the shooting of Michael Brown are adding to tensions that have rocked the city for more than two months. Missouri's Governor announced plans to create a commission to examine the social and economic conditions fueling the outrage. Sara Sidner speaks to Pastor Osagyefo Ohuru Sekou, who has been arrested twice for protesting in Ferguson.

Could these leaks be a strategic attempt to soften the blow in the event that there is no indictment of Officer Wilson? Anderson asked CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara, along with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sara Sidner • Sunny Hostin
September 29th, 2014
11:32 PM ET

Ferguson officer shot in the arm says gun was aimed at his chest

A police officer was shot in the arm during a violent and chaotic weekend in Ferguson. The officer says the suspect was aiming at his chest and the gun went off as he pushed the gun away from himself. Authorities say they do not believe the shooting was related to protests over the death of Michael Brown. Eight people were arrested when those protests turned violent. Sara Sidner has the latest.

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September 12th, 2014
12:05 AM ET

Is Floyd Mayweather getting a free pass on domestic violence? 

It took the release of the elevator video for Ray Rice to lose his job. Boxer Floyd Mayweather has faced multiple domestic violence charges in the past, but that hasn't stopped him from raking in millions of dollars in the ring. Now Mayweather is speaking out in defense of Ray Rice. Sara Sidner has a closer look.

Why wasn't Floyd Mayweather's career damaged by his record of domestic violence? Anderson discussed this with legal analyst Sunny Hostin and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner.

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August 29th, 2014
12:10 AM ET

Why did USC's Josh Shaw lie?

A college football player sprains both his ankles jumping from a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. At least that's what USC cornerback Josh Shaw told his coach. It turns out not to be true and Shaw is now benched indefinitely. So how did he sprain his ankles? Sara Sidner has the latest.

Why would anyone tell a huge lie like this? Dan Ariely is a professor Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.

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November 16th, 2012
11:39 PM ET

Barrage of bombs, rockets

Israel and Hamas continued to trade rockets and bombs Friday. Reporters and a Gaza resident describe the violence.

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Filed under: Ben Wedeman • Gaza • Israel • Sara Sidner
March 18th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Video: Haitian 'orphans' reunited

Sara Snider

The kids at the center of a kidnapping case in Haiti are reunited with their families. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Filed under: Haiti • Sara Sidner
November 24th, 2009
01:23 PM ET

Kids smuggle food for cents along war border

Sara Sidner

Sabar Mina is cloaked in a light green shawl tinged with dirt. She is holding an empty flour sack that she plans on filling with firewood.

Her eyes are soft and kind, but they bear the signs of exhaustion. There's a reason for that. Instead of going to school, the eight-year-old walks an hour to work.

All day long Sabar takes items back and forth between two of the most dangerous countries in the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Normally she smuggles flour from the Pakistan side where she is from. Pakistan has a ban on exporting food items to Afghanistan because of a spike in food prices, so flour is a hot commodity right now.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Pakistan • Sara Sidner
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