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August 20th, 2013
10:21 PM ET

Should companies pay their interns?

The White House is under growing pressure to pay its interns.

As it stands:

  • Internships at the White House are not paid.
  • Housing is not provided
  • Interns should expect to work Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm

One advocacy group claims just because you call someone an intern doesn't mean you can get out of paying them minimum wage.

Does their argument add up? Or is the experience a student gets worth its weight in gold? After all, you come in with no skills, and you leave with the ability to get a real, good job.

OutFront: Radio show host Stephanie Miller, CNN Contributor Reihan Salam and Mediate's Joe Concha.


Filed under: Employment • News
August 20th, 2013
10:12 PM ET

O'Mara: Stand Your Ground PSA is a "dramatic fantasy about what happened that night"

In a 90-second public service announcement, the "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence" has re-created the fatal encounter between George Zimmerman and Florida teen Trayvon Martin - using actors and portions of the real 9-1-1 call.

The ad called "Stand Up to Stand Your Ground" dramatizes the shooting and urges voters to oppose the laws that exist in 26 states by panning across the bodies of young boys dressed in hoodies that represent shooting victims across the country.

Does the ad go too far?

Outfront: George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
August 20th, 2013
09:30 PM ET

Police Chief: Oklahoma teens killed Australian man "for the fun of it"

Three Oklahoma teenagers were charged Tuesday for shooting a man to death for fun.

The teens told police that 22-year-old Christopher Lane, an Australian student who was in America on a baseball scholarship was chosen at random when he was gunned down in the street last week.

Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens - just because

In a hearing, 15-year-old James Edward Jr. and 16-year-old Chancey Luna, who allegedly pulled the trigger, where both charged, as adults, with first degree murder.

The third suspect, 17-year-old Michael Jones is charged with accessory, and for driving the car from which the gun was fired.

OutFront: Chief Daniel Ford of the Duncan, Oklahoma police department.

August 20th, 2013
09:21 PM ET

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dead at 87

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard died today. Leonard was known for his gritty realism, forceful dialogue, and as the "Dickens of Detroit.'

Elmore Leonard, writer of sharp, colorful crime stories, dead at 87

Twenty-six of his books have been adapted for the screen, including box office hits like "Get Shorty", "Out of Sight" and "3:10 to Yuma".

How do you pay tribute to someone many consider one of America's great writers. The best way - is to hear from the man himself, in his own words.


Filed under: News • Obituary
August 20th, 2013
09:07 PM ET

Father of Boston bombing suspect's friend killed during FBI questioning wants answers

Newly released court documents show that suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suffered multiple gunshot wounds during a shootout with police on April 19th.

The most severe injury was a gunshot wound on the left side of his face.

There are also questions surrounding the death of an acquaintance of Dzhokhar 's older brother Tamerlan.

Ibrahim Todashev was killed by the FBI in May while agents and police questioned him about his connection to the elder Tsarnaev.

Todashev's father is convinced the FBI is hiding something and is demanding answers.

Susan Candiotti is OutFront with the story.

Editorial Note: Some of the images you're about to see may be disturbing.

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