July 10th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Community fights to force the "Pillowcase rapist' to move out

Outrage is growing in a California community after a court orders a man who admitted raping at least 40 women to live there. Christopher Hubbart is known as the "Pillowcase rapist" and he spent decades in a state mental hospital. Hubbart raped many of his victims after he was released from a mental hospital in 1979. Stephanie Elam looks at how residents are fighting to make sure the same thing doesn't happen in their community.

John Walsh spoke to Anderson and questioned 'how many people do you need to rape in California before they say you can no longer walk the streets?'

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April 25th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Dr. Gupta on a disturbing surge in measles

Measles is a disease health officials believed they had virtually wiped out in the U.S. In the first four months of this year, 126 people have been infected. That's the highest level since 1996. Worldwide, measles is the leading cause of death in children. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in.

Stephanie Elam has new information on these latest cases of measles.

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April 16th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

If the Bluefin-21 finds Flight 370… what happens next?

If the Bluefin-21 sonar finds the Flight 370 wreckage authorities will likely call in high-tech equipment that is usually used in oil drilling. Rosa Flores takes a look at the subs that can be used to retrieve objects that are several miles below the ocean's surface.

Scanning the ocean floor is a slow and methodical process. Stephanie Elam got an up close look at how this is done, and the type of images investigators are working with.

April 9th, 2014
12:45 AM ET

How debris can help solve aviation mysteries

Even small pieces of wreckage from Flight 370 could provide investigators with big clues to the plane's fate. Understanding what the debris reveals is both a science and an art. USC's Aviation Safety and Security Accident Lab teaches students how to find those clues. Stephanie Elam got a lesson from their aviation safety expert Michael Barr.

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March 25th, 2014
11:49 PM ET

High-tech ears are listening for Flight 370's black boxes

Time is running out for the locator pings coming from Flight 370's black boxes. Searchers have about 13 days until the locator “pings” could go silent on the black boxes. They could use some high-tech, highly sensitive microphones originally designed to locate enemy submarines. Stephanie Elam demonstrates how they work.

February 25th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

Polio-like illness stumps doctors

A polio-like illness has infected as many as 20 California children in the last 18 months. It causes weakness in limbs and paralysis. One family described to Stephanie Elam how fast their child's symptoms set in and what they are doing to help him regain the full function of his arm.

Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about why we are just hearing about this illness now.

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January 8th, 2014
12:46 AM ET

Stephanie Elam has the latest on frigid weather in Minnesota.

Stephanie Elam reports from Minnesota, where temperatures are so cold that a wet t-shirt freezes in a blink outside.

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January 6th, 2014
11:53 PM ET

This is what a polar vortex looks like

Bone-chilling cold is gripping much of the country. Some areas are seeing their lowest temperatures in 20 years. Authorities already blame the cold for at least 13 deaths. This phenomenon is the result of a polar vortex – a mass of frigid swirling air from the north. Stephanie Elam takes a look at some of the worst weather in America.

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December 4th, 2013
12:20 AM ET

Did a professor help plan the murder of her alleged rapist?

A college professor is behind bars in connection with a murder nearly 20 years ago. She was a college student in California at the time. Today she teaches at a Swiss university and lives there with her husband and daughter. Stephanie Elam looks at the twists and turns that landed her in custody back in the U.S.
This is a complicated case. Anderson discussed it with CNN Legal Analysts Danny Cevallos and Sunny Hostin.
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October 30th, 2013
11:43 PM ET

Outrage after nursing home patients were left to fend for themselves

Criminal charges could be filed against the owners of a California nursing home. On the day the state shut down the facility, most of the staff walked off the job. They left 14 elderly patients behind, and no arrangements were made to move them elsewhere. Three employees stayed behind to help the abandoned patients. Stephanie Elam has been digging into this story.


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