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July 11th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

Zimmerman one-year later: Controversial witness speaks out

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial - a verdict that triggered protests across the country, and a trial that captivated the nation with heated debates over race and guns.

After more than 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a Florida jury declared Zimmerman not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager.

Zimmerman trial: Where are they now?

Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin, but claimed he feared for his life.

Many Americans sat glued to their television sets, through nearly four weeks of testimony that included a witness who captivated many viewers: Trayvon's friend, Rachel Jeantel.

CNN's David Mattingly recently caught up with Jeantel and has her story.


Filed under: Justice • News • Zimmerman Case
July 11th, 2014
09:11 PM ET

NBA Star LeBron James returning to Cleveland: "I'm coming home"

(CNN) - Forget the burned jerseys. Never mind The Letter. LeBron James won titles in Miami but his heart was in Cleveland, and he's ready to go home.

James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that he'll leave the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers - a sensational return to his home region that he devastated when he left via free agency in 2010.

"I always believed that I'd return to Cleveland and finish my career there," the four-time NBA MVP said in a piece he wrote with SI's Lee Jenkins. "I just didn't know when."

"I looked at other teams," the 29-year-old wrote, "but I wasn't going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy."

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Filed under: News • Sports
July 11th, 2014
09:04 PM ET

Friend of overdose victim: Google exec's prostitute was behind boyfriend's death

There are new twists in the case of a high-end prostitute who is now linked to two deaths.

Investigators are digging into the background of Alix Tichelman, the high-end prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive to die on his yacht.

Modeling, monkeys and Marilyn Manson: The world of Alix Catherine Tichelman

Police say she left a digital trail that suggests she is a callous and calculated killer - leaving a California father of five to die on his yacht after injecting him with a lethal dose of heroin.

Just months earlier, Dean Riopelle also died turned up dead from a heroin overdose.

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to Riopelle's friend, Alan Vine.


Filed under: Justice • News • Tech exec killed
July 11th, 2014
08:46 PM ET

Susan Sarandon: White people do not end up on death row very easily

Two decades ago Susan Sarandon starred as an anti-death penalty advocate in the film "Dead Man Walking," a role which won her an Academy Award and a lasting friendship with the person she played, Sister Helen Prejean.

CNN's Erin Burnett had the opportunity to speak with both of them about their ongoing fight against the death penalty.


Filed under: Crime • Death Row Stories • Justice • News
July 11th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

City of Tomorrow: Doha home to the largest collection of Islamic art

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is also the country's largest city and economic center. It is a place with one foot in the past and one in the future.

At the center of the city is the museum of Islamic art. What can a monument to the past show us about the City of Tomorrow?


Filed under: City of Tomorrow • International • Middle East • News
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