August 7th, 2014
10:39 PM ET

Jim Sciutto: ISIS "well positioned to keep the territory it has captured"

As the United States weighed the option of an airstrike on Iraq, Thursday evening saw Erin Burnett "OutFront" welcome CNN's Jim Sciutto for a full details on the immediate threat from ISIS.

Sciutto's report began with a detailed look at a map, with the Chief National Security Correspondent pointing out the precise regions in which the militant terror group is inserting its will.

Sciutto then followed with a report on the exact conditions on the ground, a story that included heartbreaking words from one woman collapsing amid the horror:

"Over 500 men have been slaughtered ... our women are being killed our sold as slaves," she cried out.

For much more on what's being deemed a humanitarian crisis, and a group said to be "capable of alarming brutality," watch the above video.

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August 7th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Missile system used in MH17 takedown blamed for a second aircraft attack over Ukraine

On a day which saw a fighter jet shot down in Ukraine, on Thursday evening Erin Burnett welcomed CNN's Nick Paton Walsh to report "OutFront" from Donetsk.

Less than a month since the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Walsh noted that the missile system used in both aircraft attacks appears to be similar, if not identical.

Additionally, the situation on the ground in Ukraine remain tenuous as fighting continues to rage near the wreckage of Flight 17, while this week also saw a rebel leader quite in bizarre and unexpected fashion.

For Walsh's full report on the latest developments, including the expected next movements from Russia, watch the above video.

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August 7th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Brother of doctor who died treating Ebola: "You didn't die in vain ... you died for humanity, for this country"

On Thursday evening, Erin Burnett welcomed CNN's David McKenzie, the only television reporter covering the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

Joining the host and viewers from West Africa, McKenzie began with a summation of the situation, in which doctors have died:

"It's just tragic that those trying to save lives, have lost their lives," he said.

As his report progressed, McKenzie shared the story of C. Ray Khan, the brother of Dr. Sheik Omar Khan, a healthcare worker who died while treating the Ebola virus.

Asked if he had anything he'd like to tell his late broter, Khan looked skyward and said "you didn't die in vain ... you died for humanity, for this country."

For McKenzie's full report, watch the above video.

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August 6th, 2014
09:09 PM ET

Bowe Bergdahl's lawyer calls interview with army investigator "informal, but businesslike"

On Wednesday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl met with the Army general leading the investigation into the sergeant's disappearance five years ago.

Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years before being released into U.S. custody in May.

Bergdahl's attorney Eugene Fidell was at the meeting. He spoke with CNN's Nick Valencia, and described the atmosphere as both informal and businesslike.

Valencia notes Bergdahl's lawyer would not comment on any potential communication between the Army soldier and his parents, a relationship that has long been under scrutiny.

For Burnett's full conversation with Valencia, including further insight into Bergdahl's interview with the army investigator, watch the above video.

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August 4th, 2014
10:45 PM ET

"Who is the bad guy here?" – Ron Prosor addresses Israel and Hamas comparisons:

In advance of the forthcoming 72-hour cease fire, on Monday evening Erin Burnett welcomed Ron Prosor, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations.

Joining the "OutFront" host for a live interview, Prosor addressed comparisons between Israel and Hamas, saying "you're trying to equate a democracy like Israel, with a terror organization like Hamas. This is like equating the United States with Al-Qaeda."

Watch the above video as Prosor further clarifies his point by noting that Israel and Hamas represent "absolutely the good and evil."

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Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • Israel-Gaza conflict • News