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After the announcement of American Alan Gross being released from a Cuban prison, President Obama announces an end to an approach he says "for decades has failed" U.S. interests.
November 11th, 2014
09:12 PM ET

Missouri Gov.: Ready to call National Guard to Ferguson

Plans are being finalized to prepare Ferguson for what might come from the grand jury's decision on whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Gun sales spike as Ferguson area braces for grand jury decision

The state's governor along with leaders from Missouri's law enforcement agencies made it clear that they will not tolerate a repeat of the violence and looting that erupted in the days and weeks that followed Brown's death three months ago.

Governor Jay Nixon said he's willing to call the National Guard to Ferguson if necessary. The state is also preparing itself with new riot gear to fight back against protesters who defy the law.

Sara Sidner has more OutFront in Ferguson, Missouri.

Filed under: Ferguson • Law • Law enforcement • Michael Brown • News
May 13th, 2013
09:22 PM ET

Police confiscate witness videos after allegedly beating man to death

Bakersfield police are accused of beating a man to death and then confiscating videos of the incident.

Family members of the man who died are fighting for access to video and audio tape taken by bystanders at the scene.

David Sal Silva, the father of four young children died, after police say they were responding to reports of possible public intoxication and the 33-year-old resisted arrest.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Stephanie Elam is in Bakersfield, California.

Filed under: Crime • Law • News
April 22nd, 2013
08:51 PM ET

Rep. Adam Schiff: There's no constitutional basis to try Boston bomber as an enemy combatant

The federal government file two charges against Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday, counts that could result in the death penalty if he's convicted.

The charges put an end to speculation that Tsarnaev would be tried as an enemy combatant. White House spokesman Jay Carney said that Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen and cannot be tried by a military commission.

That decision intensified a debate over how to handle terrorism cases in this country. Today Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged the White House to reconsider.

"I am asking this administration to leave on the table the option that the evidence warrants to designate this individual as an enemy combatant. " Graham added, "The ability to have access to this suspect without a lawyer present to gather intelligence about a future attack is absolutely essential to our national security. "

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff - a member of the House Intelligence committee is OutFront.

Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • Crime • Law
April 4th, 2013
09:23 PM ET

Sheriff denies drugs, guns in his jail, suggesting video was doctored

"The worst jail in the United States" that's what one expert calls a New Orleans jail.

Inmates out of control. Several of them waving around a gun in their cell, doing drugs and drinking booze.

The New Orleans sheriff who was in charge of this jail is speaking out and insisting he is in no way responsible.
Sara Ganim is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • Law • News
March 26th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Supreme Court conflicted over same-sex marriage

Supreme Court justices heard arguments today for and against California's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage known as Proposition 8.

The justices have the power to make same-sex marriage the law of the land. Currently, it's only the law in nine states and Washington D.C.

Some justices seemed wary of issuing a broad ruling.

"This was a deeply divided Supreme Court, and a court that seemed almost to be groping for an answer here," said CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin after following 80 minutes of arguments.

U.S. Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments

OutFront tonight: Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Law • News • Supreme Court
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