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September 25th, 2013
09:33 PM ET

FBI seeks access to Kenya mall attack site

Tonight we are gaining new insight into what is now believed to be a meticulously planned attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Based on intelligence, an official tells CNN it does not appear the attackers just walked into the mall.

U.S. seeks access to site of terror attack in Kenya

Instead the attackers may have had access to the mall's blueprints, detailing personnel and emergency exits.

Investigators are also looking into whether the attackers rented a store in the mall and possibly stored their weapons inside the place before the attack, which killed at least 61 people and caused the mall to partially collapse.

The FBI is in Kenya and ready to start combing through that wreckage. The agency is just awaiitng permission to go into the mall where they'll look for DNA and other forensic evidence that will eventually make its way back to America's top secret bomb lab - a facility that is expected to play a huge role in determining who was behind this attack.

Our Barbara Starr gained exclusive access to the lab and is OutFront with this report.


Filed under: Kenya mall attack • News • Terror Attack • Terrorism
April 24th, 2013
01:12 PM ET

The case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The public defenders representing Dzhokhar Tsarneav are now building a case to try to keep their client off death row.

Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. But how strong is the case against him? OutFront tonight are criminal defense attorney Tamar Birckhead, who defended shoe bomber Richard Reid and previously worked with one of the public defenders assigned to Dzhokhar, and CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan.

April 17th, 2013
03:04 PM ET

Tracking suspects in Boston bombings

It's been more than 32 hours now since two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

It's a crucial time period for investigators as they search for a suspect.

OutFront tonight: Andrew Gumble, author of Oklahoma City Bombing: What The Investigation Missed – and Why It Still Matters and Sean Smith is a former assistant secretary of Homeland Security.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • News • Terror Attack
April 17th, 2013
02:48 PM ET

Rep. Lynch: Martin was an innocent kid

Congressman Stephen Lynch represents the neighborhood of  Dorchester section of Boston, the home of the Richard family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the blast. His 6-year-old sister had one leg amputated, and may lose the other. And his mother suffered a brain injury.

Erin Burnett talks to Rep. Lynch, a long-time friend of the Richard family about the loss of their 8-year-old son.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • News • Terror Attack
April 16th, 2013
09:07 PM ET

Erin Burnett remembers the victims of Boston marathon bombings

Erin Burnett remembers the victims of the Boston marathon bombing terror attack.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • News • Terror Attack
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