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CNN Tonight brings you in-depth coverage, one-on-one interviews, and analysis of the latest breaking news. Weekdays, 9 PM ET.

    FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

    FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

    The FBI executes a search warrant at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Sources familiar with the situation say the unannounced raid relates to the handling of classified and presidential documents that may have been brought to the resort, resulting in officials breaking into the former president’s safe and removing boxes of items during the search.Plus, the parents of Amhaud Arbery, who was lethally shot while jogging, join to give their reaction to a judge adding second life sentences on federal hate crime charges to the sentences of their son’s murderers. And, fear grips Albuquerque, New Mexico, after four Muslim men are inexplicably gunned down since November. Police are seeking a dark grey or silver Volkswagen that may be connected to the killings.Hosted by Sara Sidner.
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    • 42 min
    Jury awards further $45 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones case

    Jury awards further $45 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones case

    The jury in Alex Jones’ defamation trial awards $45 million more in punitive damages to the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting victims. A financial expert testified Jones used shell companies to mask his income, and may have a net worth of as much as $270 million. Trial lawyer Ken Turkel joins to discuss if Jones’ case will set a precedent on accountability and punishment for knowingly spreading harmful disinformation.Russia says it’s open to a prisoner swap after sentencing NWBA star Brittney Griner to 9-years for drug smuggling. CNN National Security Analyst Steve Hall joins to discuss the grim conditions Griner is currently held in, and how Putin could use the athlete as a political bargaining chip to free a number of prisoners with ties to Russian military intelligence. Plus, President Biden notches wins on the latest jobs report, gas prices, economic legislation, and fighting terror.Hosted by Laura Coates.
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    Alex Jones must pay over $4 million to parents of a Sandy Hook victim

    Alex Jones must pay over $4 million to parents of a Sandy Hook victim

    A judge orders right-wing commentator Alex Jones to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim more than $4 million in compensation, for his widespread and relentless lies over a 10-year period that the tragic event was an elaborate hoax. But with punitive damages in this defamation case still to be decided and multiple additional defamation lawsuits pending, Jones' legal battles are far from over. Laura and the panel discuss if Jones’ downfall will stop others deliberately spreading misinformation.Plus, Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren joins CNN Tonight to talk about his suspension by Florida Governor DeSantis, after vowing not to criminalize abortion. And, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says she will "move forward" on Biden’s economic bill giving the Democrats the votes to progress the legislation, after a deal she cut on changes to tax provisions in the package with the Senate Majority Leader.Hosted by Laura Coates.
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    • 41 min
    Alex Jones and the cost of conspiracy

    Alex Jones and the cost of conspiracy

    While giving testimony in a $150 million defamation lawsuit brought against him by the family of a Sandy Hook victim, Alex Jones is confronted in court about damning texts his own attorneys accidentally leaked that the family’s lawyer says proves the right-wing conspiracy theorist committed perjury.Plus, Stephen R. McAllister is the former Solicitor General of Kansas. He joins to discuss the record voter turnout that’s protected abortion rights in the State in the first vote on the issue since the SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe. And, CNN Contributor Bob Costas joins to discuss the NFL pushing for a full season suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson following sexual misconduct allegations.Hosted by Laura Coates.
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    • 40 min
    January 6 texts wiped from phones of Pentagon officials

    January 6 texts wiped from phones of Pentagon officials

    The trail of deleted January 6 text messages now stretches all the way to the Pentagon. Is there a way to get them back? Digital forensic investigator Gary Kessler joins to give Laura his insight. Voters in five states - Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Washington and Kansas, head to the polls on primary night, as Trump’s influence lingers with 2020 election deniers on ballots and three Republicans who voted to impeach Trump facing primary challenges.Plus, Atlanta City Council President Doug Shipman joins to discuss the cancellation of the Atlanta Music Festival due to state gun laws, Speaker Pelosi addresses lawmakers in Taiwan in defiance of China, and Beyoncé changes her lyrics after criticism from disability advocates.Hosted by Laura Coates.
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    • 41 min
    U.S. kills world's top terror target

    U.S. kills world's top terror target

    More than 20-years after 9/11, the hunt for Bin Laden's number two is over as the U.S. kills Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a precise drone missile strike on the balcony of a Kabul safe house. Former Government Counter Terrorism Adviser Richard Clarke and the New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins join to discuss the significance of removing this top terrorist leader who was being hidden in plain sight, the reasons why it took so long to achieve and the diplomatic situation America now finds itself in with the Taliban.Plus, how the al-Zawahiri killing could impact Biden Politically, NBA legend Bill Russell and trailblazing “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols are remembered as American heroes, and Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for slapping him at the Oscars in an emotional YouTube video.Hosted by Laura Coates.
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