March 25th, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Federal investigation at UNC: University "official compared rape to football," says student

The federal government is investigating the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after students complained that sexual assault and harassment complaints were not handled properly.

In the complaint, the women describe an atmosphere of sexual violence at the school and allege campus officials allowed a hostile environment with one even comparing rape to a game of football.

CNN's David Mattingly is Outfront with the story.

Filed under: Crime • Education
March 25th, 2013
08:52 PM ET

Same-sex marriage debate divides family

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is schedule to hear the case against Proposition 8 - the California law that banned same-sex marriage. And on Wednesday, the high court takes on the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

A new CNN poll shows a majority of Americans, 57% - have a family member or close friend who is gay. That number is up from 45% in 2007.

As our Kyung Lah found out, this polarizing and personal issue of same-sex marriage is bringing families together - and tearing them apart.

Filed under: Gay Marriage
March 25th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Anderson Cooper swims with dangerous crocodiles

Swimming with crocodiles. It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what two wildlife filmmakers in Botswana are doing to help us learn more about these amazing but deadly creatures.

Our Anderson Cooper decided to join them for one of their dives. His story aired last night on CBS's "60 Minutes".

"It's eerie & intimidating down here. The only light comes from our cameras & it's easy to lose your way. Brad signals that he sees a crocodile. At first I can't see anything, but then out of the darkness, on the floor of the cave, just as Brad warned, I see that gleaming row of white teeth.

To finally see one, it's amazing. There's a beauty to it, but it's also incredibly intimidating. You really have the sense when you're so close to it of just how strong it is and it looks right at you and you know and it knows that it could attack you at any moment and there's nothing you can do about it."

OutFront tonight: Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's AC360.

Filed under: Animals
March 25th, 2013
08:29 PM ET

Bachmann faces ethics probe: She "has a well document truth-telling problem," says John Avlon

According to a law firm representing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, an ethics panel is looking into her 2012 presidential campaign.
At issue - whether or not it misused campaign funds.

Bachmann's presidential campaign under investigation by congressional ethics panel

John Avlon first broke this story for The Daily Beast.

Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor John Avlon and Senior Political Columnist for Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

Filed under: News • Politics
March 25th, 2013
08:20 PM ET

Sandusky speaks out from prison; questions credibility of prosecution witness

From behind bars - Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who was convicted last June of 45 counts of child sex abuse - says he doesn't know why a key witness in the case thought something inappropriate was going on when he was showering with a boy.

Sandusky speaks from prison: Witness's 'story changed a lot'

Here's a portion of his interview with filmmaker John Ziegler, which aired on NBC:

"I don't understand how anybody would have walked into that locker room from where he was and heard sounds associated that was sex going on like he said that could've been. I mean, that would have been the last thing I would have thought about. I would have thought maybe fooling around or something like that," Sandusky said.

OutFront: Former prosecutor Wendy Murphy and criminal defense attorney Anne Bremner.

Filed under: Crime • News
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