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Analysis: Why gun controls are off the agenda in America

July 27th, 2012
03:40 PM ET

By Jonathan Mann, CNN

What is it about Americans and guns?

How much time do you have?

"I can tell you that I don't think there's any other developed country in the world that has remotely the problem we have," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said after the shooting rampage in Colorado.

There are an estimated 270 million guns in the hands of civilians in the United States, making Americans the most heavily armed people in the world per capita. Yemen, a tribal nation with no history of strong central government or the rule of law, comes in a distant second. << FULL POST >>


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Running from Sudan... to the London Olympics

July 27th, 2012
03:33 PM ET

Monday, Christiane Amanpour speaks Guor Marial, an athlete from the world’s newest country, South Sudan. The marathon runner was just seven years old when he was kidnapped and enslaved during the country’s civil war—a battle which took the lives of near 2 million people, including 28 members of his own family.In a daring escape, Marial ran away from his captors and sought refuge in the U.S. Next week he’ll be running in the Olympics. Not a citizen of the U.S. or South Sudan, Marial will be running as an independent in London. The full interview airs Monday at 2100 & 2300 CET, but you can watch a preview of the conversation about Marial's amazing story in the video above.

 

 


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The changing mission of U.N. in Syria

July 27th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

Hervé Ladsou, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, discusses the change in status of the U.N. Observer Mission in Syria.

Courting the Jewish vote

July 27th, 2012
12:11 PM ET

Even though the majority of the Jewish vote in the U.S. goes for Democrats, former White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer tells Christiane Amanpour about his efforts to court the Jewish vote for Republicans. He believes one place Republicans can make major inroads is with American Jewish expatriates living in Israel.


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