March 23rd, 2012
09:39 PM ET

Israel loves Iran?

Erin Burnett discovers a Facebook phenomenon aimed at bridging the divide between Israel and Iran.

Filed under: The Number
March 23rd, 2012
08:19 PM ET

Zimmerman lawyer: case is about self defense, not Florida's 'stand your ground' law

A lawyer for George Zimmerman says his client was not motivated by race in the confrontation that led Zimmerman to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin–an incident the lawyer says was purely self defense, and will not be about Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law.

Filed under: Crime
March 23rd, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Wife of American jailed in Cuba: 'I have a lot of anger'

The wife of a State Department subcontractor jailed in Cuba hopes to intensify pressure on the Cuban regime as Pope Benedict XVI prepares to visit the island nation. In an interview set to air on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront tonight, Judy Gross, wife of the contractor, Alan Gross, says "we are very hopeful he will intervene on Alan's behalf."

Alan Gross, who works for the State Department's U.S. Agency for International Development, has been held in jail in Cuba since 2009. "I'm very lonely," said Judy. "I miss Alan's companionship so much. I've never been an angry person before, but now I am. I have a lot of anger, which is very difficult for me."

Watch the entire interview tonight at 7 p.m. on CNN.

Filed under: News
March 23rd, 2012
04:15 PM ET

A message for Mali

By Erin Burnett

There was a coup in the gold rich african country of Mali on Wednesday night. The military toppled President Amadou Toure after a gun battle in the capital of Bamako. President Toure is unaccounted for but reportedly safe.

The United States strongly condemned the violence calling for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule.

Filed under: Erin's Essay