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July 13th, 2012
07:34 PM ET

JPMorgan loses nearly $6 billion, stock jumps 6%: Does it add up?

CNN's Erin Burnett deconstructs JPMorgan's $6 billion loss and stock gain of 6%. Does it add up?


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Filed under: Economy
Zimmerman wants Judge Lester Jr. out
July 13th, 2012
05:26 PM ET

Zimmerman wants Judge Lester Jr. out

George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara filed Friday a motion to remove the Florida Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. Earlier in the case, Lester revoked Zimmerman's initial bond for 'misleading' the court over his personal finances and then set a new and substantially higher bond.

"Mr. Zimmerman has a reasonable fear that he cannot get a fair trial or a fair stand your ground hearing by this court," said O'Mara.

O'Mara wrote, "The court makes gratuitous, disparaging remarks about Mr. Zimmerman's character; advocates for Mr. Zimmerman to be prosecuted for additional crimes; offers a personal opinion about the evidence for said prosecution; and continues to hold over Mr. Zimmerman's head the threat of future contempt proceedings."

OutFront tonight, Mark NeJame, CNN legal analyst and criminal defense attorney.

The motion filed by O'Mara is the second time Zimmerman has asked for a new judge. O'Mara requested first circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler, who was then the first judge assigned to the case to step down. He cited her husband's professional relationship with NeJame, based on his public comments on the case and at the time was being courted by the Zimmerman family for representation.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET for the latest developments with the Trayvon Martin shooting case.

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Filed under: Crime
July 13th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Martin attorney: Evidence 'distractions'

New evidence Thursday in the 2nd degree murder case against Florida neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, including never before seen photos of the hoodie and t-shirt worn by 17 year-old Trayvon Martin the night he was killed.

The state also released hundreds of pages of FBI interviews in which Zimmerman is described as "overzealous" with a "little hero complex" but not motivated by racial tendencies.

Benjamin Crump is an attorney for Trayvon Martin's family and Paul Callan is a criminal defense attorney and CNN contributor.

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Filed under: Crime • News
The 1% presidency dominates as income inequality widens
July 13th, 2012
02:29 PM ET

The 1% presidency dominates as income inequality widens

In his latest column for the Daily Beast, John Avlon says, "In this new century, the gap between the income of average Americans and that of their presidential candidates has grown dramatically."

Avlon takes a look at the widening gap of income inequality and the growing trend of wealthy presidential candidates in U.S. history.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Political Strike Team • Politics
July 13th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Outer Circle: UK calls extra troops for Olympic games

In London, with the Olympics just two weeks away, the British government announced Thursday that it would use an additional three and a half thousand troops as security for the games after the security contractor hired by the Olympic committee said it won't have enough people ready in time.

Jim Boulden is in London. We asked him how this will affect security during the Olympics? FULL POST


Filed under: OuterCircle
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