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December 16th, 2013
09:25 PM ET

Mike Tyson: I succeeded because of my flaws

He was the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history, but Mike Tyson's rollercoaster life took him from idol status to rock bottom.

But with a cameo role in the "Hangover" comedy franchise, a one-man broadway show, and a new tell-all memoir, Mike Tyson has mounted an unlikely comeback that virtually nobody expected, including "Iron Mike" himself.

CNN's Jake Tapper spoke to Tyson about his newfound acting career, his philosophy on boxing, and his second round in the spotlight.


Filed under: News • Sports
December 16th, 2013
09:15 PM ET

Fox anchor defends White Santa remarks

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who caused quite a stir for suggesting that Santa and Jesus were white, is taking on her critics.

She insisted on her show Friday that the whole controversy was motivated by "race-baiting" and because she works at Fox.

"This would be funny if it was not so telling about our society, in particular the knee-jerk reaction to race- baiting and to assume the worst of people. Especially the people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel." Kelly continued, "neither my statement nor Harris' were motivated by racial fear or self loathing."

Did Kelly need to apologize or did she have a point?

OutFront: Radio talk show host Mel Robbins, Author Tim Wise and filmmaker Rochelle Oliver.


Filed under: News
December 16th, 2013
09:02 PM ET

Report: Missing American Robert Levinson worked for CIA

The family of a man who was kidnapped in Iran nearly seven years ago is now demanding a meeting with the FBI, saying the U.S. government has 'abandoned' him.

Last week, several major news outlets reported that Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent, who went missing in March of 2007 was actually working undercover for the CIA.

According to the reports, the FBI, the State Department and even the White House knew of Levinson's CIA connection, but continued to say he was a civilian at the time of his disappearance.

Levinson's family last heard from him in 2010 in the form of a 'proof of life' video and now, they're demanding to know why more hasn't been done to bring him home.

CNN's Jim Sciutto has more.


Filed under: International • Iran • News
December 16th, 2013
08:53 PM ET

Judge overturns part of Utah law against polygamy

Polygamy is against the law in the United States, but living 'like' a polygamist is now legal in Utah. A federal judge has overturned part of the state's polygamy law after a lawsuit by the stars of the television reality series "Sister Wives," Kody Brown and his four wives.

The controversial decision has been heavily criticized - most notably by former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Santorum says he was right. Was he?

OutFront: Laurie Allen was born into polygamy and escaped at the age of 16. She is also the producer of the documentary "Banking on Heaven."

Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.


Filed under: Justice • News
December 16th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Google buys robotics firm with strong ties to U.S. military

Google, the tech giant is now the proud owner of Boston Dynamics, a company that's been building robots for the Pentagon for years.

Google moves into military robotics

Robots that can crawl, walk, run and jump. Google, which started out as a search engine is known for its wild projects.

  • Self Driving cars
  • Google Glasses
  • WiFi Balloons
  • Barges

Google's purchase of Boston Dynamics, makes it the seventh robotics firm over the past six months.

So, why robots?

OutFront: Spence Ackerman is the national security editor for the Guardian.


Filed under: News • Social Media • Tech
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