July 25th, 2013
07:14 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: The next Trayvon Martin case?

Jordan Davis was 17, the same age as Trayvon Martin, when he crossed paths with 45-year-old Michael Dunn in a Jacksonville, Florida parking lot.  Their deadly encounter happened about 100 miles north of Sanford, and just nine months after George Zimmerman killed Martin.  Dunn is claiming he shot and killed Davis in self-defense, telling police he belived Davis and his friends had weapons.  Though none were ever found.  It's another case linked to Florida's "Stand your ground" law.  Jordan's parents are talking to Anderson.

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AC360 411: Meet Britain’s new prince
July 25th, 2013
06:11 PM ET

AC360 411: Meet Britain’s new prince

New parents Prince William  and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge,  have taken their new son on his first road trip. Prince George of Cambridge is spending quality time with his grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The royal family left Kensington Palace on Wednesday after announcing the official name of their son and are in Bucklebury, visiting Catherine’s parents.  Here’s the AC360 411 on the new prince:

8 lbs. 6 oz.

The weight of royal baby at birth.


The number of first names for the royal baby: George Alexander Louis.


The number of first names Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles each have.  William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor. Harry is Henry Charles Albert David Windsor and Charles’ name is Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor.


Prince George of Cambridge is third in line to the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and his father, Prince William.


If Prince George of Cambridge takes the throne one day he may or may not be King George VII.  His grandpa may choose that name for himself.


The number of years the last King George (VI) reigned . He was Queen Elizabeth’s father and his story was famously depicted in the Oscar-winning movie “A King’s Speech” (2010).


The age of both Prince William and Duchess Catherine when their son was born.


The number of great-grandchildren Queen Elizabeth now has with the birth of William and Catherine’s baby. Her other great-grandchildren are Savannah (2010) and Isla (2012) who are the children of  her grandson Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn.


The number of silver pennies coined by the Royal Mint, to be given to UK babies who are born on the same day as the royal baby.

$380 million

The estimated economic boost for the UK economy due to “royal baby mania” - linked to  souvenir sales and much more.

Filed under: AC360° 411 • Maureen Miller • Royals
July 24th, 2013
10:21 PM ET

Who is Sydney Leathers?

She's the latest woman to come forward after receiving inappropriate photos from Anthony Weiner.  But who is Sydney Leathers?  How did she land on the receiving end of the former congressman's lewd Tweets.  What are her connections to politics?  CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look.

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July 24th, 2013
10:17 PM ET

Aaron Hernandez in court

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez back in court for a probable cause hearing today, which was then postponed.  He is charged with murder in the death of 27-year old Odin Lloyd. CNN's Susan Candiotti has the latest on today's proceedings.

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July 24th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

Congressman Steve King on immigration controversy

As Republicans try to make inroads with Latino voters ahead of the next election, Iowa Congressman Steve King is making comments on immigration that angered both parties. He compared the children of undocumented immigrants to drug mules.  He's facing the some of the fiercest backlash from fellow Republicans.  House Speaker John Boehner calling King's comments "hateful language".  Tonight Congressman King addresses the controversy and his critics.

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July 24th, 2013
10:08 PM ET

Someday, he'll be King George

It's the name that's on everybody's lips tonight… George Alexander Louis.  One day that could be King George.  But for now, the royal newborn will likely be a trend setter as expecting parents contemplate names for their offspring.  That name also means big bucks for some, as George was the odds on favorite with Britain's betting public.  The world has been buzzing since William and Catherine made the big reveal today.  Wolf spoke with CNN's Max Foster and CNN Royal Commentator Victoria Arbiter.

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July 24th, 2013
10:03 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: A cruise ship's secrets exposed

It has been a rough year for the cruise industry, between on-board fires and a ship stranded at sea without working toilets.  Now word of a cruise line dodging health inspections by hiding trays of food, including cheese, eggs, milk, and even raw meat inside crew cabins. Making it worse, it happened on one of the most luxurious cruise ships on the sea.  Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.

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July 24th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

Weiner back on the campaign trail

Anthony Weiner hitting the campaign trail and hoping to put this latest scandal behind him.  But the pressure is mounting for him to step down.  Now, the New York Times is calling for him to quit the race.  Michael Barbaro has been covering Anthony Weiner for the Times, and weighs in on today's latest developments.

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July 23rd, 2013
11:59 PM ET

Race and Justice in America: Jury of your peers

The killing of Trayvon Martin is raising serious questions about how young Black men are supposed to act.  That is an issue William and Valerie Bell know all too well.   Police shot and killed their son, Sean, and wounded two others, outside a nightclub.  Police said they believed at least one of the men had a gun, but no gun was found.  The officers fired 50 shots in just a few seconds.  The three officers were tried and acquitted.. but later lost their jobs.  William and Valerie Bell joined the panel to discuss this issue.

July 23rd, 2013
11:47 PM ET

Race and Justice in America: Inside the courtroom

As many as 85-percent of Americans say they are not prejudiced, even though study after study shows otherwise.  Not that people are good or bad, just that whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we even sense it or not, race registers.  We make assumptions based on it, whether we realize it or not.   Is racial bias built into the justice system as a number of studies suggest?  I asked my legal panel, including defense attorney Mark Geragos, Robert Hirschhorn, who was a jury consultant to the Zimmeran defense team, and legal analysts and former federal prosecutors Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin.

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