Exclusive: The mother of a teen rape victim speaks out after the man convicted was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
OutFront: Auliea Hanlon.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina forever changed the New Orleans when it made landfall and left hundreds dead and more than 200,000 homes damaged.
Many returned and rebuilt.
But still eight years later some Crescent City residents are still in a fight for their homes.
Rosa Flores is OutFront with the story.
President Obama said he has not yet determined whether or not to strike Syria, but he did lay out his justification for United States' involvement.
Pres. Obama on PBS' News Hour:
"We have not yet made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. And nobody disputes – or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in Syria against civilian populations.
We have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons on – or chemical weapons of that sort. We do not believe that, given the delivery systems, using rockets, that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out. And if that’s so, then there need to be international consequences.
So we are consulting with our allies. We’re consulting with the international community. And you know, I have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in Syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable."
OutFront: Senator Bob Corker is the top Republican on the foreign relations committee.
Fifty years to the day that Dr. King stood on the steps of the Lincoln memorial and spoke of his dream for racial equality, the nation's first African-American president, Barack Obama, stood in that same spot, to commemorate that historic day.
But has Dr. King's dream been fully realized?
CNN's Joe Johns has the story.
Calls are intensifying for a judge to step down after he sentenced a former Montana teacher to 30 days in prison for raping his 14-year-old student who later committed suicide.
That judge defended his decision saying, "it was not a violent, forcible, beat-the-victim rape, like you see in the movies."
Kyung Lah is OutFront with details about the case.