May 1st, 2013
01:54 AM ET

Defending the Boston bombing suspect

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on Judy Clarke, a lawyer with an infamous roster of clientele, which now includes Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

April 23rd, 2013
11:57 PM ET

Man survives Boston bombing, Texas blast

Incredibly, Joe Berti survived two explosions in the span of three days. He's a witness to the Boston bombings and the deadly West, Texas, fire that exploded at a fertilizer plant.

The Austin resident was competing in the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. He was running for a charity called "Champions For Children." His wife Amy was just 10 feet from the first blast at the finish line.

The couple couldn't immediately get in touch with each other and feared the worst. They were relieved when they reunited later that afternoon, and were happy to head home to see their children the next day.

Joe was on his way back from a business trip in Dallas on Wednesday when he noticed huge plumes of smoke as he passed through West. The next thing he saw was the massive fire ball from the explosion that shook his car as he was driving.


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April 18th, 2013
12:05 AM ET

Mother lost legs, daughter nearly died in bombing

Monday was supposed to be a big celebration that no one in Carmen Acabbo’s family wanted to miss. It was her first marathon, and she had spent the past year training for the challenge.

Her sister, Celeste Corcoran, a constant supporter, wanted to be there cheering for Carmen with her 18-year-old daughter Sydney and their other friends and family. The mother and daughter were eagerly waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line when Carmen was less than a ½ mile away.

Carmen’s husband, Rich, snapped photos of his wife along the route and followed her as she progressed through the course. He was watching for her at the end with their three young children. The four were across the street from Rich's sister-in-law and niece when a flash and loud blast went off. What happened after, changed their lives forever.

“It was surreal how loud the noise was,” said Rich. Carmen was only the length of the street away from where the fist bomb went off. “I can still hear it, it was deafening. My young son started to cry.”


April 16th, 2013
10:26 PM ET

Remembering 8-year-old bombing victim

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on how Martin Richard's family and friends will remember the beloved child killed in the Boston Marathon attack.

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April 12th, 2013
11:30 PM ET

Kids host their first racially integrated prom

Editor's note: CNN'S Gary Tuchman reports on a Georgia county that is having its first ever integrated prom.

As Quanesha Wallace remembers, it was around this time last year when the idea first came up at Wilcox County High School. It was nothing big, just chatter about prom, school, what comes next, what they'd change.

If things were different, someone said, we'd all go to the same prom.

For as long as anyone could remember, students in their South Georgia community went to separate proms, and homecoming dances, too. White students from Wilcox County attend one. Black students, another. They’re private events organized by parents and students, not the school district. Schools have long been desegregated, but in Wilcox County, the dances never changed.


April 3rd, 2013
10:18 PM ET

Cops are silent on Texas D.A. killings

It remains unclear whether law enforcement officers have any solid leads in the investigation into the deaths of two Texas prosecutors. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

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April 2nd, 2013
11:27 PM ET

Neighbor didn't hear D.A. and wife shot

David Crone lives next to the home where Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were murdered.  He tells CNN's Gary Tuchman that he didn't hear the multiple gunshots during the attack and didn't notice anything suspicious in their neighborhood. Crone also says he's sure his friend had guns in the house.


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April 1st, 2013
10:55 PM ET

Tracking Texas prosecutors' killers

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on the investigation into who murdered two Texas district attorneys.

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March 18th, 2013
10:49 PM ET

Teen's apology: I know I ruined her life

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on the emotional response to the guilty verdict in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape trial. Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, were convicted by Judge Thomas Lipps on Sunday. Mays received a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility, and Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year.

For more on the story, watch Social media consequences and Steubenville

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February 27th, 2013
10:48 PM ET

Priest accused of sex abuse on the run

CNN's Gary Tuchman searches in Mexico for a fugitive priest facing allegations of child molestation and statutory rape. Cardinal Roger Mahony is accused of bringing Father Nicholas Aguilar Rivera into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles years ago knowing he was an accused serial molester.

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