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A St. Louis County grand jury will begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived for a visit to Ferguson. Erin Burnett has more.
August 20th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

One on One with Maria Sharapova – Grand Slam champion finding success in business world

We all know 25-year-old Russian tennis ace and London 2012 silver medalist Maria Sharapova is a fierce competitor on the court, but she's much more than a Grand Slam champion – she's a brand.

People around the world know her face from Cole Haan or Tag Heuer or Canon PowerShot commercials. With all her endorsements and advertising deals, she's the highest paid female athlete in the world. But today, for the first time, she launched her OWN business, a candy line called Sugarpova.

Erin met up with Sharapova at the New York City location of Henri Bendel, one of the stores that will be selling her candy. Right away, she was very clear that finding success in business is just as important as finding it on the tennis court.


Filed under: News • Sports
August 20th, 2012
07:55 PM ET

Autopsy: Man shot in head while handcuffed in police car committed suicide

The autopsy report has been released in the case of 21-year-old Chavis Carter, who died of a gunshot wound to the head as he sat handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser in July.

A medical examiner says Carter committed suicide after being arrested for marijuana possession, something police have maintained since the incident. It is unknown how Carter managed to hide the gun from arresting officers before allegedly shooting himself while handcuffed, and his family believe police are hiding something.

OutFront tonight: Benjamin Irwin, attorney for Carter's mother and grandmother.


Filed under: Crime
August 20th, 2012
07:53 PM ET

Husband of Pussy Riot member says fight for change will continue in Russia

Russia is warning Western countries tonight against "hysterics" over the band Pussy Riot's sentencing, as Russian police continue to search for two more members of the band.

Three members were already found guilty on Friday of "hooliganism" for staging an impromptu anti-Putin performance in a popular Moscow cathedral. They've been sentenced to jail for two years, drawing worldwide condemnation and criticism of Putin's strong-arm tactics.

Nadya Tolokonnikova, the most outspoken member of the band, reportedly yelled "We are happy because we brought the revolution closer!" as she was led away by police officers after sentencing.

Outfront tonight: her husband, Pyotr Verzilov. Erin spoke to him earlier and started by asking him if he was surprised by his wife's statement.


Filed under: International
August 20th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Book: Obama campaign dogged by infighting, backstage drama

A revealing new look inside President Obama's re-election campaign is making waves tonight.

According to the new book "Obama's Last Stand," the President is said to personally consider his Republican challenger Mitt Romney "weak" and a man who stands for "nothing."

OutFront tonight is the man who wrote that book, Politico reporter Glenn Thrush, along with CNN political contributor James Carville.


Filed under: Election 2012 • News • Politics
August 20th, 2012
07:34 PM ET

RNC Chair: If I was Todd Akin, I'd step down

Is the flap over Rep. Todd Akin's comments taking the Republican Party dangerously off-message? Erin talks to Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, about how the GOP plans to fight back and bring the focus of this election season back to the economy.


Filed under: News • Politics
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