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didn't understand rachel jeantel and a lot of african-americans said yes, i understood her and a lot of the younger people said i understood her. did you understand, collin, what she was saying? is it a generation gap? >> yeah, i definitely understood when she was saying in the sense that our generation is definitely influenced by -- as shelby said, we're definitely influenced by awe pop culture, by a media addiction that's predicated on the use of these words. and i definitely think it may have come across to the jurors a little bit differently because they are so much older than our generation. but i think, you know, president obama is correct, that each generation gets better and i think with the next generation and the generations to come, that even these words may become less frequently used. >> okay. so colin, chadwick, shelby, thank you all. you guys were great. you don't have to worry about if you use the word or not, no one is going to be mad at you, all right? i want to have you guys back. >> thank you. >> when we have more time. we had some breaking news and i wanted to spend more time with
you but thank you for being so honest and coming on cnn. >> no problem, thank you. hello, everyone. top of the hour, i'm don lemon. we've got a rundown of some really big stories happening this week but first i want to get to some live pictures now. let's take you to houston, texas. houston, texas, and there is something going on. it's in the river oaks neighborhood. there is a rally that's happening there. and this is some pro -- this is pro trayvon martin, a group there, marching towards the mall and a pro george zimmerman rally. and i want you to take note of the amount of police officers nearby. we haven't heard any reports of anything violent. these are people as far as we know who are just exercising their american right to protest on both sides here. and so that is what they're doing. we heard earlier that the mall where the pro george zimmerman rally was being held, that some
of the shop owners closed their doors today because they were concerned that there might be some violence, but so far no violence and we are keeping an eye on it. but anyway, a lot going on here to tell you about and we'll keep you updated on all of that. much, much more on the way like this as well. another story. an absolutely gruesome discovery in ohio. the bodies of three women found wrapped in plastic, and authorities say there may be more. a young woman sentenced to prison after telling police she had been raped. she sat down with cnn to tell her terrifying story. and social media are actively changing the national dialogue and one of the most powerful phenomenons, the so-called black twitter. and on the road and out of control. amazing video of two crashes that you don't want to miss right here on cnn. we're going to begin this hour, though, in east cleveland, ohio, where police have made a disturbing discovery. the bodies of three young women have been found wrapped in
layers of plastic, so badly decomposed that police are unable to identify them. and now the mayor says there may be more victims. anna corin is live in the east cleveland neighborhood where the bodies are found. police have a man in custody they believe is involved in this case. what do we know about him and what do we know about this entire situation? >> reporter: i'm going to get to the suspect very shortly. right over my shoulder you will see crime scene unit vans and they have converged on a vacant lot where they do believe there could be further remains. there are cadaver dogs as we speak honing in on a particular area. and this could indicate more bodies. certainly three bodies have been located. all these women young african-americans. one of them was found in a basement, the other in a garage, the other in a field. and now the way that police got onto these was because a
resident said i can smell something quite foul in the area. so that is how police really stumbled across this gruesome discovery. now, the suspect in custody is a 35-year-old man by the name of michael madison. he's a father of two and he's very well known, don, in this area. you know, we've spoken to people about him and they say we just thought he was a normal guy. he was friendly enough, he smiled at us, he loved his kids. others say they knew that he was a registered sex offender and he had made some pretty alarming statements. let's have a listen to what some local residents had to say to us a little bit earlier about this man. >> we became friends, never feared him, never gave me any reason to fear him. quick tempered, but other than that, sometimes maybe, you know, he would get upset and needed to talk. i told him he could always talk to me and be a friend so that was about it. he would come by, visit, holler with my kids, hang out with my nephew off and on, but other than that, that was it. >> he used to say i can't stand
[ bleep ], i'm going to -- >> making reference to the serial killer? >> the imperial murders, yeah. >> reporter: now, the man we were just talking about, anthony sowell, is a convicted serial killer who was found guilty in 2011 of murdering 11 african-american women here in cleveland. the case was known as the house of horrors because police found all 11 bodies on his property. now, police have told -- told us that basically this man who's currently in custody, michael madison, was inspired by anthony sowell. this is why people here in cleveland are concerned there may be more bodies. we spoke to the mayor a little earlier and he is also concerned that perhaps this man could be a serial killer. so certainly when police stumbled upon that home, you know, a couple of days ago, they had no idea that it was going to unfold into this sort of drama.
don. >> east cleveland, anna koren for us. we appreciate that. we're going to houston where a judge has set bail for a man charged of holding four men captive in his grandfather's home. bail has been set for $200,000 for 31-year-old walter renard jones. he is charged with two felony counts. the four men, one is 80 years old, claims that they were lured in with the promise of cigarettes and food and then were locked up. police say at least some of the men were believed to have been homeless. the scorching heat wave that's covered much of the u.s. is being blamed for two deaths in milwaukee, raising the total to five in just the past week. a 64-year-old woman living in a home without air conditioning was found dead. the temperature was 93 degrees inside the house with all the windows closed because the family feared violence. and a 69-year-old man died after being hospitalized with a body temperature of 102. earlier this week three men were found dead in their milwaukee
homes from heat-related causes. firefighters in california are halfway there in controlling a massive wildfire. the blaze in the mountains near the town of idyllwild is 40% contained, and wet weather is possible for the area which would help firefighters even more. >> there is a slight chance for thunderstorms probably through early next week which could change things on the fire. estimated full containment date on the fire is going to be july 26. a major earthquake struck off the coast of -- i guess we're not having that story. can we get that story back? a major earthquake struck off the coast of new england today. you can see the office computers and furniture shaking in wellton, new siouxland. the quake was 35 miles south of wellington. no tsunami alert has been issued and some homes are damaged. it's unclear whether anyone was seriously injured. today's quake was the latest in the series of recent tremors near new zealand.
let's go to those live pictures now. sometimes things just happen. that story disappeared from the prompter. live pictures from houston. we'll get this story -- there we go. the two groups that we told you about in houston in the river oaks neighborhood, the pro-trayvon martin group and the pro-george zimmerman group, they have both -- they're together now. the trayvon martin group has reached the george zimmerman group at this mall and for what appears to be so far a peaceful rally. two peaceful rallies that have joined together from opposite sides. and we know, obviously, about the tension that happened really before the verdict, before the not guilty verdict for george zimmerman and then after the verdict there was some really some rough emotions from people who felt that george zimmerman should have been found guilty of something. but the court -- the court has spoken, the jury has spoken and we must accept that. but these groups, both of them, whatever side you're on here,
have a right to protest peacefully in america. so on the right of your screen, what you're looking at is the pro-george zimmerman group. on the left of your screen you're seeing a pro-trayvon martin group and they're now in the same area. and what you do see, though, you see some traffic and some police officers in the middle and that's it. you know, i'm not -- i'm not sure if we were expecting anything from this, we just wanted to show it to you. and you can see the pro-trayvon martin group marching peacefully down the street right past the zimmerman group. we'll keep an eye on it. a hard-fought and emotional win for one of golf's greats. tears, hugs and all smiles for phil mickelson as he wins the british open. that's next.
phil mickelson caught fire, not literally, and tiger woods, well, he faltered in today's final round in the british open. cnn's rachel nichols joins me. rachel, you know what i mean when i say he caught fire. he was at his peak today, right? he was on his game! >> absolutely. this guy is already a hall of famer, but boy, did he continue to move up today by adding the british open title, one of the majors that he hadn't won already. and he is a little bit of a risk taker out there on the course. you never know what you're going to get with phil mickelson. sometimes his bravery playing golf ends up in the spectacular, sometimes it can be a little bit
of a disaster. but today it was nothing but exciting. and we see him hugging the people around him and then amazing moment where he goes over to hug his entire family and they all just get wrapped up into each other. we've been with this family. his oldest daughter, amanda, was born the day after he was in contention to win his first u.s. open. and his wife, amy, very publicly battling breast cancer. so the public has followed that family and seeing them all embracing today is really a lot for a lot of people. really meant a lot. >> yeah, it was very nice to see that. so what happened to tiger today? why the disappointing showing? >> you know, he said afterward that he thought it was his putting. that he wasn't able to judge the speed of the greens very well, that they were slower than he expected. he what he didn't really talk about was his confidence. and trying to have a barometer on where is it right now. this is a guy who used to win almost it seemed like every time he picked up a golf club. 14 majors he racked up.
it felt like he was invincible. but it's been five years since he won a major, don, and that invincibility not there anymore. his golf game has looked sharp except at the majors but his scores have started to falter as the pressure starts to hone on in and people are wondering with this five years bearing down on him now is there a little bit in his head. he doesn't think so but in a few weeks they play the pga championship, the last major of the year just up the road in rochester, new york. that's tiger's first chance to end that major drought before the calendar flips over to 2014. we're in another year without a major for him again. >> anyone will tell you once your confidence is shaken, it's hard to get it back. thank you. all right, rachel, appreciate that. the verdict in the george zimmerman trial drew protests yesterday. today it generated comments from just about every part of the political spectrum. we've got the highlights next.
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when trayvon martin was first shot, i said that this could have been my son. another way of saying that is trayvon martin could have been me. 35 years ago. >> the president surprised everyone when he walked out in front of cameras on friday. let's talk about the reaction to his remarks. anna navarro is a cnn commentator and republican strategist. l.c. granderson is back, senior writer at espn. so i want to start with just a sampling of opinion about those remarks from the sunday morning shows starting with some positive words from the man president obama defeated in 2008. >> we've still got a long way to go, and i think the president very appropriately highlighted a
lot of that yesterday, as only a president of the united states can. >> trayvon martin will be with us in eternity. that's what he's done. the president has moved trayvon martin up to be a symbol of racial profiling in america. >> he did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation. he was pushed to that podium. a week of protests outside the white house, pressure building on him inside the white house pushed him to that podium, so i'm glad he finally arrived. but when he left the podium, he still had not answered the most important question, where do we go from here. >> l.z., did the president wait too long to speak out and did he walk out or was he pushed? >> you know, i think there's a combination of all three. i think if your livelihood is based upon communicating, dealing with, intimately involved with the african-american community, then it looks as if the president took too long to address this.
but if your everyday life is not specifically dealing with the african-american community, i think for those people it was just at the right time. you needed to see whether or not people were upset, for how long they would be upset because we've had multiple cases, multiple trials that have fascinated this country that the president could have spoken of, that have had some real serious issues. and so personally as a black man, i was happy to see the president come out and say what he did. i'm shocked that so many white people were shocked that a president would say something like that. but i don't necessarily think that it was too late, as mr. smiley is suggesting. >> is he damned if he did or damned if he didn't? one side begs him to speak, even says he waited too long, while the over side says, hey, you shouldn't say anything. you should say quiet. >> don, let's face it. we are in a very divided society, not only as we've seen in the last few weeks are we divided by race, we're also divided by politics.
there's people for whom whatever president obama says, it's going to be wrong and there's people for whom whatever a republican says, it's going to be wrong. i think it was fine. i was not bothered by it. i'm cringe when i first heard he had weighed in because i really am worried about inserting politics into this. i think this is a debate that should not be about politics, it should be about the merits and the substance. yet when i saw his words, when i read his words, i thought they were conciliatory, i thought he was respectful of the judicial process. he called for nonviolence. he was also very personal and he was very human towards the martin family, towards those parents that are suffering a great loss and great sorrow. so, you know, i'd say to people let's not have knee-jerk reactions. let's listen to what the man says. and if you compare it to what eric holder said in front of the naacp, yes, that was a very political speech. what president obama said i think was the right tone
measured very parsed words and i think it was fine. >> i figured you were surprised because i had a missed call from you right around the time the president was speaking, and i said i wonder why anna navarro was calling me. >> i was calling you to gossip. i didn't know this was going on. >> hey, listen -- >> so don't get things confused. >> don't give away our secrets, anna. i've been wanting to ask you this but i've been busy and we haven't had a chance to talk, anna. zimmerman is bilingual. he identifies as hispanic and some say he identifies as white. if his name had been gonzalez, would discussions surroundings this case, do you think it would be different? do you think the media coverage would be different? >> oh, don, the last thing i want to do is in any way turn this into a hispanic versus african-american thing. >> exactly. >> i think it's not -- we definitely don't want to insert that. and zimmerman is part of the issue here, but the other part is the system.
the system that's not controlled by african-americans and that's not controlled by hispanic americans. i think that's what a lot of people are reacting to right now, a mistrust of the system. so would it have been different? i don't know. if the guy on the other side -- there's been too many ifs, i think, asked in this case. would things have been different if zimmerman had had gonzalez as a last name, would things have been different if trayvon martin had been white, if zimmerman had been black. we have no idea of knowing. all we can look at is what we have in front of us right now. >> we have some idea of knowing. we know zimmerman was a black man, that this trial probably wouldn't have even been covered, at least not anywhere the degree in which it's been covered. we also know that if trayvon was white, he probably would not have been racially profiled by someone who wasn't -- he wouldn't have been racially profiled by zimmerman. so i understand that to a certain degree we can't go into the what-ifs, but we can clearly
know as a society that there are some differences. and i think those are some of the things the president is talking about. let's stop dancing around it. we're not inserting race into the conversation. race is always present. race is always an issue because of the socioeconomic dynamics that came from race, that came from slavery, that came from the genocide of native americans. so we're not inserting race. we shouldn't be playing, oh, we can't do what ifs, because we know the what ifs. >> but what i'm saying is that this hasn't been viewed by hiss pankz as hispanics versus african-american. >> i've got to move on. >> the president was interviewed by the major networks and was not asked about this. >> i've got to move on because i want some time for our next thing, okay. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
back now with my very mouthy and uncontrollable panel, anna navarro and l.z. granderson. @anna navarro on twitter and @locks underscore and laughs underscore -- i can't ever figure out your twitter handle. social media changed everything. before now, we would just never know. now an individual has become a group and a group becomes a following. that's power. we've seen that kind of power recently in a phenomenon that's being called, that's what it's
being called on twitter. it's called black twitter. i want you to take a look. >> juror b-37 had clinched a deal to write a book with the zimmerman case, but that was before she talked to cnn and referred to george zimmerman as george. >> if there was another person, spanish, white, asian, if they came in the same situation trayvon was, i think george would have reacted the exact same thing. >> the backlash on twitter was quick and fierce. shasta tweeted good advice. if you're a juror of a pressure cooker case and lots of people hate you, wait a decade or two before your book deal. someone else tweeted let me get this straight, juror b-37 had a book deal less than 24 business hours after the verdict? #justicefortrayvon. anger prompted jeannie loren to start a change.org protest.
within hours the book deal was cancelled. >> i'm just shocked by the whole thing. i didn't think it would happen so soon. i didn't think it was going to be that easy. >> it's part of a phenomenon called black twitter. go with me here. not all black twitterers are black and not all black people who tweet are part of black twitter. but those who are tweet often about race, pop culture and issues that interest the plaque community. after celebrity chef paula deen admitted to using racial slurs, black twitter also zeroed in. >> i want to apologize to everybody -- >> deen lost a series of high-profile endorsements. china hilton said black twitter is a cultural force in its own right. >> black twitter doesn't always use twitter as a serious place. it can be a very fun place. it can be a place to talk about television shows. it can be a place to tell jokes. it just depends on the situation. >> you'd be surprised what powerful people can get away with behind closed doors.
>> take this twitter exchange i had with one of the most powerful black people in the world about cast diversity on the tv show scandal. oprah tweeted me don lemon, she is genius at it and invites everyone to the table. #diversity. i tweeted back oprah just replied to my scandal tweet. fell off couch. but black twitter can also galvanize. post zimmerman verdict. "essence" magazine launched the twitter hash tag #he's not a suspect. gentlemen janini amber says one of the icons would embrace twitter. >> if dr. king were alive today, of course he would use twitter because that's how everybody is getting messages out to the most number of people most effectively. you have the farthest reach. >> a reach of millions in an instant. >> in an instant. okay. so listen, i'm just on there tweeting. i mean i did notice that when i
was tweeting about scandal there i was getting a response from a lot of african-americans. l.z., had you ever heard of black twitter before? do you understand it? >> yeah. oh, yeah, absolutely. >> it's not just black people. >> it's just another way of saying crowd sourcing. something journalists have been doing for a few years now. it's just another catch phrase to popularize something that's been around for a long time. >> gotcha. so, anna, had you ever heard of it? no, you didn't. didn't you tell me on twitter you wanted to start -- if i didn't respond to you, you were going to start hispanic twitter or latin twitter? what did you say? >> no. i'm saying i had never heard of black twitter. i'm a little offended that i'm outside the club. if there's gay twitter, i want in that one too. if you're not letting me in, i'm going to start bashing you on latino twitter. i'm wondering if you didn't do that entire segment as an excuse to tell you that oprah tweeted you. >> it was a bit of a humble beg. i had to had ait in there.
>> listen, that's fine. oprah, we want to be tweeted by you too. >> she actually did it twice. but what i said was i love -- i just tweeted, because i get on for scandal and i tweet with everybody else. the big part of the show, a success. i said i love the diversity of scandal, they have got something for everybody. and oprah tweeted back and said, don, that's what she does. she invites everybody to the table. >> if tweeting about scandal is black twitter, then i think i'm blacker than anybody on this panel because we light up the twitter feed when scandal is on. we miss it, we hope it comes back soon. >> here's a serious question. are we finally seeing how social media can organize and put pressure on centers of power? first anna and then l.j. >> i think twitter has made everything immediate. you can no longer wait until the next day or an hour or two to respond if you're a politician or public figure. it's also a place where you can
make huge mistakes. it's a place that can make careers, that can end careers, even though as we've seen with anthony weiner, maybe there's a remake of careers. so it has changed everything. it is today, it is immediate and it is modern society. >> yeah. l.z.? >> you know, here's the perfect way to think about twitter. last year justin bieber tweeted out, hey, guys, listen to this song by a friend of mine. that song was called "call me maybe." and all of his followers listened to that song, downloaded that song and the next thing you know it's one of the most popular songs of 2012. i mean that's just a small capsule of just how powerful is used in the right direction twitter can be. of course we learned with the green smoke in iran during the protests because of twitter. and a lot of athletes that i've covered have gotten fined and even suspended because of the things that they said on twitter. so used properly, it can definitely move a nation and used improperly, it can end
careers, as anna said. >> #blacktwitter. thanks to both of you. i appreciate it. see you soon. >> thank you. coming up, this next story is outrageous. this woman is sentenced to prison after reporting she had been raped. she sat down with cnn to tell her story. you'll hear from her next. people together. weg today, we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us. obesity. and as the nation's leading beverage company, we can play an important role. that includes continually providing more options. giving people easy ways to help make informed choices. and offering portion controlled versions of our most popular drinks. it also means working with our industry to voluntarily change what's offered in schools. but beating obesity will take continued action by all of us, based on one simple common sense fact... all calories count. and if you eat and drink more calories than you burn off,
a norwegian woman has been sentenced to prison in the united arab emirates after reporting she had been raped. she told her story to cnn. >> reporter: 24-year-old marti is a convicted criminal in the united arab emirates. she's just been sentenced to 16 months in prison after reporting to police she had been raped by a colleague in a dubai hotel during a business trip in march. >> i got to the police station. i told them my story. and then he asked me when i was
done, he said did you call the police because you didn't like it? and i said of course i didn't like it. that's the way i understood that. they don't believe me. >> she claims to have been held with no charge or contact with the outside world. four days later she learned she was charged with having unlawful sex. sex outside of marriage is banned in the uae. on july 16th, she was sentenced to 12 months for that crime in addition to jail time for alcohol consumption. she said she was advised to say the sex was voluntary in order to get the charges dropped, but when she did, police added a charge of making a false statement. uae authorities have not responded to cnn's repeated request for comment. the norwegian embassy secured her bail. she's been staying at this norwegian community center in dubai during the court proceedings, but it hasn't been easy. >> the first couple of months it was really, really hard. i tried to just sleep. i just didn't want to be awake.
i locked myself in the apartment, closed the windows. i didn't want to talk to anybody. i just wanted to be left alone. >> she had been working in qatar almost two years for a designer for a firm. the fired both her and her alleged rapist in april who was also convicted of unlawful sex and alcohol consumption. it's unclear if he's been charged with rape. in a statement e-mailed to cnn, the company expressed its sympathy in what it described as a very difficult situation, denying that the alleged rape had anything to do with the termination of her contract. this isn't an isolated incident. similar cases have been reported over the past few years and human rights groups have criticized the uae for accusations of sexual violence against women, going as far as saying the country condones this.
an image of a westernized city, there's strict islamic law and code of conduct still prevails. many countries wash their citizens who plan to visit,dalelv who has only spoken out since her conviction says support from norway and all over the world has been overwhelming, with tens of thousands joining a facebook support page and diplomatic efforts by the norwegian government who have been in contact with the uae authorities. but for dalelv it's hard to be optimistic. >> at least i hope that it's reduced my punishment. i don't want to go back to jail. >> reporter: she will be appealing her sentence on september the 5th. an incredible murder trial going on right now in boston.
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boston's biggest mob trial in years doesn't need any more drama. it's already had plenty. between the theatrics inside the courtroom and the dead bodies of potential witnesses turning up outside the courtroom, the trial of james "whitey" bulger goes into week six tomorrow. susan candiotti is in boston for us. >> reporter: compelling action inside the courtroom and a stunning development outside, as the case of reputed crime boss whitey bulger wrapped up its fifth week of testimony. setting their eyes on each other for the first time in nearly 20 years, ex-crime partners whitey bulger and steven flemi didn't hide their feelings.
flemi mouthing an expletive to each other, beginning with the word mother. >> that place sounds more like a locker room than a courtroom. but at the end of the day, all of these guys are thugs and this is how thugs talk. they don't have the imagination to use anything that doesn't start with an f and end with a you. >> nicknamed the rifleman, flemi called his decades-long relationship with bulger strictly criminal. he also detailed their work as fbi informants and some of the 19 murders included in bulger's case. one of those murders, debra davis, his own girlfriend. he said bulger strangled her right in front of him. prosecutor, what did you do? flemi, nothing. why not? that was the plan. the victim's brother watched in horror. >> i've heard it before. that brings tears to my eyes, but i'm learning how to deal and fight it. >> reporter: another drama outside the court house.
a jogger discovering the body of alleged bulger extortion victim steven rakes wednesday. a source tells cnn authorities call the death suspicious. rakes had been set to testify, but prosecutors told him he was no longer needed to take the stand. >> it's tragic, it's sad. this case has had more twists and turns than the most creative novelist could come up with, so i really don't know what a motive could be. >> reporter: as for bulger's ex-partner, he's expected to face cross examination next week before the prosecution wraps up its case. then it will be the defense's turn, leading to one big question. >> do you think whitey bulger will take the stand? >> i hope he does. his lawyer went to great lengths last year to say he would take the stand, but he noticeably did not say that he would in his opening statement. >> reporter: more mystery and intrigue in a case that has no shortage of either. susan candiotti, cnn, boston.
earlier i talked to a man who knows both james "whitey" bulger and the potential prosecution witness who was found dead last week. i want you to listen to this. >> stevie is the nail in the coffin for whitey bulger. he was his partner, he was there for everything, don. he was there for all the meetings with the fbi. he was there for 90% of the killings. and everything that whitey did, he knew about, whether he was there or he wasn't there. he was well informed. they were partners. but in the end, we know who the real boss was, because, hey, what guy would let a man, okay, kill his own girlfriend? someone that he loved so much. whether he had dropped, you know, a little word to her saying that they were associated with an fbi agent and had to meet him and stuff like that
doesn't make -- doesn't matter. >> whitey bulger's 19-count murder trial continues tomorrow. the prosecution may rest its case this week. on the road and out of control. amazing video of two crashes you don't want to miss, next. but first, it's become a sweet comeback story. here's tom foreman with today's "american journey." >> reporter: as american as baseball, apple pie and celebrity gossip, twinkies are returning. eight months after labor troubles made hostess crumble, new owners are heralding the sweetest comeback in the history of ever. >> i think twinkies are awesome. are they back? >> i think everybody is missing them. >> reporter: twinkies have been around since 1930. and in less health conscious days, it seemed every child enjoyed one at least once. >> m, creamy filling. >> reporter: they were even featured on kids shows like howdy doody. >> what do we have? hostess twinkies.
>> reporter: today many people are skeptical of sugars and fats. >> you're not the least bit excited they're coming back? >> no, not really. i have the two-piece luggage, working on the third set. i don't need extra. >> reporter: so what explains the twinkie mania? maybe because it makes people think not about nutrition but about nostalgia. >> yahoo, it's twinkie the kid. >> twinkies remind me of being a kid. >> it's a thing people pass down from generation to generation. >> reporter: pat kinsman suggests twinkies fit into a rare category of foods with overwhelming emotional appeal. >> it's often people get their first twinkies from their mother puts it in the lunch box or the grandfather slips them one. there's a gift aspect to it and you might later in your life go and buy yourself a twinkie but it's not the same thing. it doesn't carry that little bundle of love with it. >> reporter: urban legend has it will last for ages. >> like 62 years. >> reporter: no, the new ones will make it more like 45 days. but as a snack food with a firm
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was due july 13th. that was a week ago. the royal couple have been mum about any specific due date, but giddy people in the u.k. are on high alert, eagerly awaiting the royal baby's arrival. so while we wait for the royal baby's arrival, cnn takes you to england for "will and kate plus one" tonight. it's a special look at the royal couple and the impending birth of an heir to the british throne. make sure you tune in, kate bolduan is angerichoring that. while we were talking about what's coming up on cnn, it's guest host week for piers morgan so matthew perry will fill in for piers and he'll interview "friends" star lisa kudrow
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a quick look now at some of the top stories. police in east cleveland, ohio, have made a disturbing discovery. the bodies of three young women have been found wrapped in layers of plastic, so badly decomposed that police are unable to identify them. a suspect has been arrested but no charges have been filed. the recent heat wave is being blamed for two more deaths in milwaukee, a 64-year-old woman was found dead in her home. the temperature inside the house was 93 degrees and all the windows were closed because the
family feared violence. a 69-year-old man has died after being hospitalized with a body temperature of 102. earlier this week, three other milwaukee men were found dead in their homes of heat-related causes. in sports, golfer phil mickelson wins his first british open. he shot a blistering 5 under par 66 today, including four birdies in the last six holes. tiger woods stumbled to the finish with a final round of 74. mickelson has now won five of golf's major championships. and checking the weekend's box office numbers for you. scary good debut for "the conjuring." the low budget horror film had great early returns on investment for warner brothers. it cost $20 million to make and earned, get this, over $41 million. that beat the next two films, box office totals combined. universal pictures, "despicable me 2" was more than $16 million back at $25 million and
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