August 7th, 2014
11:09 PM ET

An Erin Burnett "OutFront" debate: ISIS, a "gang of thugs, " or "Taliban on steroids"

With the prospect of the United States waging airstrikes against Iraq a very real possibility, on Thursday evening Erin Burnett invited a vast collection of military analysts to share their insights and perspectives.

While the world was watching Gaza, ISIS was advancing rapidly in Northern Iraq. Now emboldened, the terrorist group is slaughtering Iraqi minorities. The question is, will the United States intervene?

Watch the above video as Philipp Mudd and Major General James "Spider" Marks debate the notion of U.S. airtrikes.

Meanwhile, following her initial conversation with Mudd and Marks, Burnett then asked James Zogby and Dan Senor to join the discussion for additional context.

ISIS is a "gang of thugs," said Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute.

In the second video, hear more from Burnett's panel of experts, as Zogby, Mudd, Marks, and Senor all discuss America’s capacity to fight the terrorists group Isis, while debating whether or not American intervention in Iraq is an intelligent decision.

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August 6th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

Erin Burnett reports on new hope for missing Boko Haram girls

On April 14 2014, 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped under the cover of darkness. The perpetrator: Boko Haram.

On Wednesday, at the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss reining in the terror group.

This comes as the Wall Street Journal reports U.S. surveillance planes flying over Nigeria may have spotted some of the girls.

But are officials doing enough to get the girls back?

CNN's Erin Burnett reports.

Watch the above video for the OutFront host's full story.

August 5th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

David McKenzie travels into the Ebola epicenter

On Tuesday evening, CNN's David McKenzie, the only television reporter covering the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, gave viewers a first-hand look at the worsening conditions.

As part of an exclusive CNN report, McKenzie visited a hospital where doctors are putting their own lives on the line to treat patients.

One doctor described the challenging lack of resources at the treatment centers, explaining that the number of patients coming in is on the rise, even though hospitals are already at capacity.

Patients are kept in isolation, but McKenzie gets as close as he can to Tenneh Naloh, whose husband and son have already died from the disease.

“We are feeling much better”, she says. "We are strong, and we’re going to fight.”

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August 4th, 2014
10:48 PM ET

I survived Ebola: What it feels like

Years ago, before Ebola had a name, Dr. Thomas Cairns was working in Africa. He was carrying out an autopsy when he accidentally pricked his finger. In an instant, he had contracted a deadly virus, but at the time nobody knew what it was. And unlike so many, he lived to tell the tale.

Watch the above video as Erin Burnett welcomes Dr. Cairns for a live interview. He explains the symptoms he experienced, his remarkable recovery, and the odds that a blood transfusion from a survivor, like himself, could save today’s victims.

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July 30th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Dramatic video of Gaza market attack

Following the airing of dramatic video footage of a deadly attack at a Gaza market, on Wednesday evening Erin Burnett welcomed colleague John Vause for an investigation of the dangerous situation.

In the footage, ambulances race to the scene after an initial explosion, only to be greeted by another. The journalist filming the scene was seriously injured in the explosion, but his assistant promptly picked up the camera, and continued rolling, capturing further scenes of horror. The footage, much of it graphic, has been broadcast on Hamas Television.

Hamas officials say the market may have been crowded largely because civilians were under the impression a humanitarian ceasefire was in place. With 17 killed and 200 wounded, they were clearly, and sadly, mistaken.

Watch the above video to see the full depth of footage from the fatal explosions at the market in Gaza.

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