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September 26th, 2013
08:36 PM ET

New trial ordered for Florida woman sentenced for 20 years for firing warning-shot

A woman who says she fired a bullet into a wall to scare off her husband during a domestic dispute was convicted of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation.

Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, tried unsuccessfully to use Florida's "stand your ground defense".

New trial ordered for Florida woman in warning-shot case

Alexander made headlines after George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. Many wanted to know why this mom was sentenced to so much time while Zimmerman, who never asked for immunity under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws, walked free.

David Mattingly is OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • News • Stand Your Ground
September 26th, 2013
08:26 PM ET

Double doomsday showdown: U.S. faces shutdown, debt ceiling

An upcoming deadline to raise the debt ceiling - or risk default. And, as always, neither side seems willing to give in.

"I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America," President Barack Obama said.

House Speaker John Boehner rebutted, "The President says, 'I'm not going to negotiate'. Well, I'm sorry but it just doesn't work that way."

The same sort of talk that got us into this mess to begin with - as you know, we've been counting the days since America lost its top credit rating.

It has been 782 days now.

Is doomsday avoidable??

Dana Bash is Outfront with the latest.


Filed under: Government Shutdown • News • Politics
September 26th, 2013
08:10 PM ET

U.S., Iran talks mark first high-level, face-to-face meeting in over 30 years

For the first time in more than 30 years, high-level officials from the United States and Iran spoke face-to-face.

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iran's Foreign Minister to discuss Iran's nuclear program.

Kerry, Iranian minister hail 'constructive' first meeting

Before the meeting, at least, the U.S. said the ball was in Iran's court.

Reporter: Mr. Secretary, what do you need to hear from the Iranians today to show they're serious?

Kerry: "I'll let you know after they've been serious."

So, were they?

OutFront: State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki.


Filed under: International • Iran • News
September 26th, 2013
12:00 PM ET

Price of stamps could go up again

The United States Postal Service is proposing a 3 cents hike on stamps.

Postal Service seeks to hike stamp prices by 3 cents

Erin Burnett reports.


Filed under: Money & Power • News
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