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Newark mayor Cory Booker on Trayvon Martin shooting: "I am praying for justice"
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker speaks at the second annual African American Media Breakfast
March 29th, 2012
03:57 PM ET

Newark mayor Cory Booker on Trayvon Martin shooting: "I am praying for justice"

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says the shooting of Trayvon Martin has "touched a nerve" for many Americans–but he hopes the teenager's death will lead the country to take a fresh, hard look at bias and bigotry. As for the shooter in the case, George Zimmerman, Booker says "I am praying for justice."
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Filed under: Crime • Politics
March 29th, 2012
03:22 PM ET

Tony Robbins' advice for Mitt Romney

Tony Robbins, the man whose book Personal Power has sold millions of copies and over 40 million audiotapes and downloads, has some unsolicited advice for Mitt Romney, who Robbins says is "making these silly mistakes."

Robbins, who describes himself as an independent who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, said in many ways, Romney gets in his own way. "If you saw this guy off camera, when he's not so busy trying to be perfect, trying not to make a mistake, he's a very passionate man." Robbins says to get past the constant fear of making a mistake, Romney needs to get back to basics–the very qualities that have made him successful in life. "There's a part of him that doesn't give a damn what people think–when he knows it's right."


Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Politics
 Mockbusters
March 29th, 2012
07:57 AM ET

Mega Shark released by The Asylum

By Christopher Moloney, OutFront producer

Snakes on a Train.

Da Vinci Treasure.

Transmorphers.

They're called "mockbusters (or knockbusters)," movies produced to capitalize on the marketing of a mainstream feature, and they were all produced by one studio.
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Filed under: Opinion
March 28th, 2012
07:49 PM ET

Soldier's lawyer: Afghan shooting case 'tough to prove'

The attorney representing Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of shooting and killing 17 civilians in Afghanistan says his client has memory problems that have kept him from explaining what may have happened the night of the shooting spree. Bales, his lawyer says, also can't remember what–if any–medications he was taking.

As for defending Bales, attorney John Henry Browne says PTSD will certainly play a role, but for prosecutors, it will be a "tough case to prove."


Filed under: Crime
March 28th, 2012
05:15 PM ET

Lawyer: Accused soldier does not understand charges against him

In an exclusive interview set to air tonight on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, attorney John Henry Browne tells Erin Burnett his client, Robert Bales, does not understand the charges against him involving the shooting deaths of 17 civilians–including children–in Afghanistan:

I don't think so, to be honest with you. I'm– we've told him– he knew what the allegations were before I met with him. He knew in Kuwait as they told him. And– there's something been misreported– which I think it'd be fun to clear up– I mean, good to clear up. And– and that is– when he called his wife, when he called Karilyn from Kuwait, he said, "Something terrible has happened." And that's been reported in the media as some sort of admission– about what may– or may not have happened in the allegations.

The full interview airs at 7 p.m. ET on CNN.


Filed under: Crime • National Security
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