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CNN's John Berman talks to the parents of Emily Conatzer, a 9-year-old victim of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Parents saw daughter just before tornado.
CNN's John Berman reports severe thunderstorms hit Moore, Oklahoma just days after an EF5 tornado caused mass destruction in the area.
Major General James 'Spider' Marks is on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans about the newest military scandal at West Point where an Army Sgt. allegedly secretly videotaped female cadets in the showers and bathrooms.
When a monster tornado is headed your way - the wrong decision could kill you, and there's usually not much time to react. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down what you should do in the important moments right before a tornado hits.
HLN's "After Dark" host Vinnie Politan is on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans on the jury in the Jodi Arias trial's current impasse on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life in prison. He says a new jury could be selected to determine the single issue of life or death.
Moore Public Schools Asst. Supt. Robert Romines talks with John Berman on 'Starting Point' about the heroism of teachers in schools caught in the tornado.
Nine-year-old Emily Conatzer was killed when a tornado struck her school in Moore, OK on Monday. John Berman met with her parents yesterday, shortly after they planned their daughter’s funeral.
“She was a fashion diva,” Emily’s dad Christopher Conatzer says. “She was beautiful. She always twirled around and had little ballerina dresses and she loved Lady Gaga. That inspired her to be a fashion designer and she would make stuff like this hat for me and made her own skirt.”
Emily painted her mom’s nails blue the night before the tornado. “She had it all over the place and I had to clean it up," Kristi Conatzer says. "But now I don't want to take it off.”
Host of HLN's "After Dark," Vinnie Politan, sheds light on day three of deliberations as Jodi Arias awaits her fate. "In Arizona, it's got to be unanimous for life or unanimous for death," Politan says. He says there is some sort of impasses as the jury has not yet reached a consensus, but he has "no idea what the split is, if it's one holdout or if it's 6-6."
It also isn't clear which way the jurors are swaying. "The bottom line here now is if they all cannot agree one way or the other, then what happens, believe it or not, is a new jury gets impanelled and they will determine that single issue...of life or death."
In just a few hours President Obama will deliver a major national security speech now that his administration is acknowledging that the U.S. killed four Americans in drone strikes. The admission was made in a letter to Congress on Wednesday. "We expect the president to announce new restrictions on how those controversial drone strikes can take place," Lothian says.
Moore Oklahoma Fire Chief Gary Bird is on 'Starting Point' with John Berman, Chris Cuomo, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussing the search and rescue effort after the devastating tornado. He says he is 98% sure bodies & survivors found.