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July 26th, 2012
10:27 PM ET

Court gives baby Veronica to biological father

Jeffrey Toobin and Areva Martin look at the ruling in a complex custody case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Syria, Marie Colvin's death, Santorum, Romney, Honeymoon murder trial, Brad Pitt, baby Veronica
February 23rd, 2012
09:40 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Syria, Marie Colvin's death, Santorum, Romney, Honeymoon murder trial, Brad Pitt, baby Veronica

 What everyone’s talking about:

Today marks the 20th consecutive day of a deadly crackdown on the city of Homs, Syria; on Thursday across that country at least 101 people were killed, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC). In Homs, Syrian activists, civilians and journalists continue to die under the rubble as more bombs fall and snipers line the city’s roof tops. More than 9,000 have died in Syria since the uprising started almost a year ago, according to the LCC. Children are not spared from the violence, including a toddler who gasped for his last breath next to his severely injured father. London Sunday Times’ Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Marie Colvin was in the room with the young boy. When Anderson spoke with Colvin, she said it’s the worst conflict she’s covered. Tragically, Colvin was killed shortly after the interview aired on AC360°. Beyond her work in Syria, Colvin was legendary among war journalists. Anderson paid a tribute to her and asked CNN’s Arwa Damon and Christiane Amanpour to share their experiences working with her.

For two-year-old Veronica, her adoptive parents were the only family she’d ever known. That changed when a judge ruled in favor of giving her biological father custody based on the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. Her adoptive parents are now appealing the ruling and fighting to get baby Veronica back. CNN’s Randi Kaye has the story. Children’s advocate Areva Martin weighed in on the case and talked about possible solutions.

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February 22nd, 2012
01:23 AM ET

Video: Adoption custody battle for Veronica

Adoptive parents are appealing a ruling that forced them to give their baby to her biological dad. Randi Kaye reports.

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Tonight on AC360: Baby Veronica's story
Photo credit: Capobianco Family Photos
February 21st, 2012
07:10 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Baby Veronica's story

The adoptive parents of two-year-old Veronica are appealing a judge's decision that forced them to give their daughter to her biological father. The father initially agreed to the adoption, but changed his mind months later. Under South Carolina law, Matt and Melanie Capobianco whould have remained the child's legal parents, but a federal law called the Indian Child Welfare Act changed that. Watch AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for Randi Kaye's full report on the custody battle.


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June 27th, 2013
12:27 AM ET

Sullivan: Incredibly long struggle

Jeffrey Toobin, Andrew Sullivan, and president of Freedom to Marry discuss landmark same-sex marriage Supreme Court rulings.
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June 26th, 2013
06:54 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Chief Justice Roberts' cousin talks about marriage rulings

California resident Jean Podrasky, first cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts, tells Anderson Cooper that she’s disappointed by the chief justice’s dissent on the DOMA ruling, but is thrilled that his majority opinion in the Proposition 8 case will allow her and her partner Grace Fasano to be married.
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June 26th, 2013
01:29 AM ET

Adoptive couple: It was huge for us

Matt and Melanie Capobianco spoke exclusively on AC360 about their reaction to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Baby Veronica's adoption. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the adoption was proper and did not intrude on the federal rights of the father, a registered member of the Cherokee tribe.
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January 3rd, 2013
06:45 PM ET

Recap 2012 with Anderson Cooper's tweets

As we forge ahead into a new year, we carry with us the lessons of 2012.

There were more reminders of the sad fragility of life, but also more evidence of the power of one voice demanding justice. We saw the evil in mankind and those who bravely risked everything in the name of humanity and freedom.

Anderson Cooper traveled the country and the world seeking the truth and meeting the people whose lives took a dramatic turn this year. He also honored the legacy of icons and heroes who passed away. Among them, we said goodbye to entertainers Dick Clark and Whitney Houston, and remarkable journalists Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid.

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Tonight on AC360: Remembering the Aurora, Colorado shooting victims
July 27th, 2012
06:33 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Remembering the Aurora, Colorado shooting victims

It’s been a week since a gunman stormed through an emergency exit, into a crowded movie theater, dressed head-to-toe in tactical gear and armed with several weapons. He fired on a helpless crowd, while his apartment was booby-trapped to cause more harm miles away.

After the chaos quieted, we learned 12 innocent lives ended and 58 survivors were wounded. Countless witnesses and loved ones are now coping with the trauma of the senseless violence. A week later, and the grieving process is so new for the families of those who died. Their reality is still setting in — life without their mother or father, sibling, child, cousin, best friend.  

Since the massacre, AC360° has focused on the dozen dreams and futures cut short. We’re honoring the victims and what they lived for, not just talking about how they passed away. Anderson has spoken with family and friends who shared beautiful stories, funny memories and inspiring lessons they learned from those killed in Aurora, Colorado.

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The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Remembering Aurora shooting victims, Syria, charity investigation, Drew Peterson
July 26th, 2012
07:55 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Remembering Aurora shooting victims, Syria, charity investigation, Drew Peterson

What everyone’s talking about:

We’ve been doing our best to focus our attention on the victims of the Colorado shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 injured last week. Anderson told the stories of each victim, some of their goals, interests, and legacies.

Jessica Ghawi, 24, was the first known fatality. Her brother told Anderson he wants his sister and the other victims remembered, not the suspected killer. Anderson also spoke to the girlfriend of Jon Blunk, 26, who shielded and saved her when the suspect entered the theater and started firing rounds into the audience. Alex Teves, 24, also died saving his girlfriend. Alex’s father attended the alleged gunman’s first court appearance and sat in the front rows of the courtroom: “It’s not about him. I just wanted to see him and I wanted to see there’s people who care and aren’t afraid of him,” Tom Teves said. Alex Sullivan was turning 27 and celebrating by going to the midnight movie. Anderson spoke with his father, who siad, “He was my best buddy in the whole world.” And the youngest victim’s babysitter tried to save her. Kaylan, 13, attempted to help 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan after she was shot by placing her hand on her ribcage to see if she was breathing: “I felt like it was partly my job to protect her. She was just a child,” she said. Rebecca Wingo, 32, was a mother of two and had served in the Air Force for 11 years. Her best friend Kate Wodahl told Anderson that Wingo was “vibrant” and “was always there for anyone that needed her, all the time.”

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