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May 25th, 2014
02:01 PM ET

Agent: Until Policy Change, An Isla Vista Shooting Will Happen Again

Retired Law Enforcement Agent Lou Palumbo says paying attention to warning signs is not enough to stop the next shooting rampage in America. He advises U.S. policy change is the only way to prevent shooters like Elliot Rodger.

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May 18th, 2014
10:34 AM ET

60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, Are Schools Still Struggling with Segregation?

This weekend marks the 60th Anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling. The ground-breaking decision desegregated schools and forever changed the makeup of American classrooms. But many people– including Attorney General Eric Holder– say racism is still very much alive. Saturday, during his commencement speech at Morgan State University, he referenced recent comments made by Donald Sterling and rancher Cliven Bundy, saying:

"These outbursts of bigotry, while deplorable, are not the true markers of the struggle that still must be waged, or the work that still needs to be done – because the greatest threats do not announce themselves in screaming headlines. They are more subtle. They cut deeper."

"New Day Weekend" sat down with political science professor Jason Johnson and educational administration professor Sheneka Williams to discuss.

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April 27th, 2014
08:10 AM ET

New Georgia Gun Law Sparks Controversy

A new gun law in Georgia is giving gun owners the go-ahead to pack heat in some pretty surprising places. A bar owner must now opt out if they want guns banned on the premises. And unless a police officer witnesses a crime, they are banned from asking individuals who brandish a gun to show their conceal and carry permit.
New Day Weekend spoke with gun control advocate Colin Goddard, who is also a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting, as well as Jerry Henry– executive director of Georgia Carry, the group that lobbied for the new law.

April 13th, 2014
11:45 AM ET

How Would Cousteau Search for MH370?

It's a race against the clock for search crews trying to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Australian Prime Minister says he's confident four 'pings' detected by the "Ocean Shield" are from one of the plane's black boxes. But here's where things get complicated: The signals are coming from about 15,000 feet below the surface of the ocean.

New Day Weekend spoke with ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, son of famed ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau. We asked him– what does it sound like at that extreme depth?

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