July 15th, 2013
08:47 PM ET

Justice Department under pressure to file civil rights suit against Zimmerman

Will the Obama administration file a civil rights suit against George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin?

Protestors around the country are pushing for it, and the NAACP says it has more than 800, 000 signatures on petitions demanding the Department of Justice open a federal case.

Attorney General Eric Holder left the door open to more action.

"I believe that this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally-charged issues that this case has raised." Holder added, "I want to assure you that the Department will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law. "

OutFront tonight:  Michael Skolnik, political director to Russell Simmons and he serves on the Board of Directos for the Trayvon Martin Foundadion; and Rochelle Oliver, Producer and Co-Creator of the Halloween Hoodie Campaign, an effort to take a stand against stereotypes. Former NYC prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 15th, 2013
08:38 PM ET

NSA leaker reportedly has spy agency's "blueprints"

NSA leaker Edward Snowden reportedly has the blueprints on how America's biggest spy agency spies on people.

That's the claim.

It's a major claim.

But is it a serious threat or empty words?

Barbara Starr reports for OutFront.

July 15th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

Millions wasted on empty military base

Lawmakers are demanding to know why a state-of-the-art military base, which cost tens of millions of taxpayer dollars might now be demolished even though it's never been used.

Chris Lawrence has story.

Filed under: Military
July 15th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Asiana sues TV station over racist fake pilot names

OutFront update: Asiana Airlines will not pursue a lawsuit against a Bay Area TV station for allegedly damaging the company's image by reporting erroneous and offensive names of the pilots in the recent crash at San Francisco International Airport.

The airline involved in the July 6th crash says it will sue an Oakland TV station after it mistakenly confirmed and then aired false and offensive names for the pilots.

The NTSB says the names which spelled out phrases like "something wrong" and "we too low" - were confirmed by a summer intern.

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KTVU has since apologized.

"We pride ourselves on getting it right and having the highest of standards and integrity. Clearly today that did not happen. We made a mistake."

And the NTSB also released a statement:

"The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots. A summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft. We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today's incident. Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated."

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

July 15th, 2013
08:17 PM ET

"Stand Your Ground" law never raised in trial, but looms over Zimmerman verdict

While "Stand Your Ground" was never formally raised by George Zimmerman's defense team, it's been at the heart of the story since the very beginning.

Saturday's verdict is renewing calls to change the controversial Florida law, and other like it across the nation.

Our David Mattingly has more.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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