April 5th, 2013
10:29 PM ET

Diane von Furstenberg: My mission is to empower women

For many women outside of the U.S., danger lurks at every turn. One in three women in her lifetime will be beaten, raped, abused. It's a stunning statistic.

The women who dare defy the laws of their land to try to help other women are often targets of unimaginable violence.
Despite this, many continue to fight.

Diane von Furstenberg honors two women at the fourth annual DVF Awards and came OutFront with Erin Burnett. FULL POST

Filed under: Neat Guest • Opinion
April 5th, 2013
09:48 PM ET

Pope Francis takes on the sex abuse scandal

In a major announcement Friday,  Pope Francis is calling for quote "decisive action" in the fight against child sex abuse in the Catholic church.
He also made a point to say that "guilty" priests would be punished.
But is it all just talk?

Outfront tonight: Father Edward Beck, host of "The Sunday Mass" and a CNN contributor.

Filed under: News • Pope Francis • Religion
April 5th, 2013
09:38 PM ET

No new leads, suspects in Texas law enforcement murders

There are no new leads, no new suspects, and no end to the uneasiness in Kaufman County, Texas, over who gunned down their District Attorney and his wife.

A shaken community mourned the loss of Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia Friday as the couple was laid to rest. Their murders are part of a troubling trend across this country - a new spike of violence against law enforcement officials.

Texas judge mourns slain D.A.

McLelland's assistant DA, Mark Hasse was killed two months ago. His killer remains at large. Colorado's prison chief was murdered in his home last month. The man suspected in his death was killed in a shootout with police, but authorities are still looking for a member of a white supremacist group who may have been involved.

And a West Virginia sheriff was shot to death as he sat in his car eating lunch on Wednesday. His alleged killer is in the hospital after being shot by police.

Outfront tonight: George Howell is in Kaufman,Texas, with the latest on this small community that's very much on edge.

Filed under: Crime • News
April 5th, 2013
09:03 PM ET

GOP, Dems bash Obama budget plan

It looks like nobody's too keen on President Obama's new budget plan, including President Obama.

"The offer that the president made to Speaker Boehner and which is incorporated in the president's budget is not the president's ideal approach to our budget challenges," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

And for once, everyone in Washington agrees. Of course the plan includes tax hikes – a non-starter for Republicans.
But the president is also calling for cuts to Social Security and Medicare - a non-starter for his own base.

So does this new proposal stand a chance or is it a waste of time?

Outfront tonight: Hugh Hewitt, Host of the nationally syndicated Hugh Hewitt radio Show and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President and a co-founder of Third Way.

Filed under: Economy • News • Politics
April 5th, 2013
08:53 PM ET

North Korea loads missiles in launchers; advises foreign diplomatic missions to leave

North Korea has advised foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang to evacuate staff by April 10th, quote "in the event of conflict." 

And U.S. officials tell CNN that North Korea now has two medium range missiles loaded onto mobile launchers on that country's east coast.
At the White House today, press secretary Jay Carney said the white house is prepared for a possible missile launch.

"We are monitoring this situation closely and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action," Carney said.

Out front tonight: Nick Burns, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and to Greece; and Gordon Chang, author of "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World."

Filed under: News • North Korea
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