May 15th, 2012
08:18 PM ET

Father on daughter's battle against fleshing-eating bacteria: 'its an absolute miracle'

Two Georgia parents are watching, waiting and hoping for the best after a rare, flesh-eating bacteria attacks their daughter. Two weeks ago 24-year-old Aimee Copeland was on a zip lining adventure with friends about 50 miles west of Atlanta near the little Talla-Poosa river.

When Copeland took her turn on the homemade zip line it snapped, and she was left with a gash on her leg that took 22 staples to close.
A few days later, realized she had contracted a flesh-eating bacteria or necrotizing fashee-eyetis and it ravaged her body.
Doctors already amputated her leg and part of her abdomen and she is in danger of losing more limbs.

Andy Copeland comes OutFront.

Filed under: News
May 15th, 2012
08:13 PM ET

NeJame: New Zimmerman medical records indicate 'mutual combat'

In the wake of newly released medical records indicating George Zimmerman was treated for a broken nose and lacerated scalp–and that the autopsy of Trayvon Martin reportedly found cuts on his knuckles–CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame says the records show there was "mutual combat."

Filed under: Crime
May 15th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

Man pardoned by Gov. Haley Barbour charged for drunk driving death

CNN's Ed Lavandera has the latest on controversial pardon given by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to one of the inmates he pardoned in January and is now being charged with driving under the influence and is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after 18-year-old Charity Smith, while he was driving drunk last October.

Filed under: Crime
May 15th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

Obama 'first female president'?

According to the latest Gallup poll, President Barack Obama is up nine points over Mitt Romney among women voters .
That's a big change from Tuesday's  CBS/New York Times poll which showed Romney up by 3-points among women.
But should Obama be called the first female president?

That's what an op-ed in the Washington Post labeled him as he launched a major new appeal to those coveted women voters. Referring to the president's commencement speech at the all-female Barnard college, Dana Milbank writes:

"Monday's activities veered into pandering, as Obama brazenly flaunted his feminine mystique." FULL POST

Filed under: Political Strike Team • Politics
May 15th, 2012
07:48 PM ET

Can a deal be struck on America's staggering debt?

Reporting from the Capitol, Erin Burnett brings together Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Tom Coburn to break down the barriers keeping America from dealing with the country's massive debt.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
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