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July 3rd, 2013
09:06 PM ET

George Zimmerman murder trial Day 8 wrap up

The prosecution in George Zimmerman trial say they're almost done in presenting their case. Prosecutors have tried to paint the neighborhood watchman that shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin as a wannabe cop.

Witnesses said he had an intense interest in becoming a police officer - even applying to do a police-ride-along in 2010.

The jury also learned about the classes he took and excelled in that discussed self-defense laws.

A DNA expert also testified Martin's DNA was not on Zimmerman's gun and could damage Zimmerman's claim the two fought over a weapon.

Which side won today?


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 3rd, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Zimmerman prosecutors close to resting case: Does Zimmerman need to testify?

The gun George Zimmerman used the night Trayvon Martin was shot and killed was front and center at the trial today.

A Crime Laboratory Analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement demonstrated to the jury how this gun works.

How it loads.

How it fires.

So just what is a gun like this really used for?

David Mattingly has the story.


Filed under: News • Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 3rd, 2013
12:28 PM ET

Paula Deen cites Prop 8 ruling in discrimination suit

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is using what some may say is an unusual legal argument in a discrimination case against her.

Her legal team is now citing the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss California's Prop 8 as a reason to dismiss the racial discrimination charge.

But does their argument add up?

OutFront tonight: Former practicing attorney Dean Obeidallah, Radio Show Host Stephanie Miller and CNN Contributor Reihan Salam.


Filed under: Paula Deen
July 3rd, 2013
10:00 AM ET

Kate Middleton Beware! The Royal Baby Name 'Charlotte' Could be Cursed

As the World awaits the birth of the future Queen or King of England, the baby name Charlotte has emerged as a favorite with oddsmakers.

Sources: Catherine's baby to be born in same hospital as Prince William

But if the Duchess of Cambridge is at all superstitious, she may want to revisit the dark history of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales - and rethink the name.

Charlotte  Leopold The True Story of The Original People's Princess Barnes and NobleBorn in 1796, Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, was the only child of Prince George of Wales who became the de facto ruler as the Prince Regent. She was the granddaughter of Queen Charlotte and George III, who eventually went mad.

In James Chambers’ biography Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of the Original People’s Princess young Charlotte is characterized as a pawn in her parents’ unhappy marriage, where her mother, Caroline of Brunswick, and father are separated and seem to bicker constantly over her custody. Despite their often public squabbles, Charlotte was known to be “a somewhat spirited and independent young woman,” according to Professor Stephen C. Behrendt, author of Royal Mourning and Regency Culture: Elegies and Memorials of Princess Charlotte.

After refusing an arranged marriage to the Dutch Prince William of Orange, Charlotte married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg. At the time she wrote that he was ‘the perfection of a lover.’ Unlike today's Prince William - who has spent much time away from Kate during their marriage in lieu of Search and Rescue Pilot duties with the Royal Air Force - Charlotte and Leopold never seemed to be apart. According to Professor Behrendt, they became known for their charitable works, attending the local church, and distributing bibles.

Original Tabloid Princess

Much like the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte was often in the newspapers and was subjected to mounting speculation over her pregnancy. Chambers wrote that in 1817 bets were made on the gender of the expected child, and some clearly rooted for a boy. It was “calculated on the Stock Exchange," he wrote, "that a Princess would only raise the funds 2 ½ percent, [while] a Prince would send them up 6 percent.”

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