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does affect your sleep. >> when there's a full moon people take five minutes longer to fall asleep and have less deep sleep. they sleep about 20 minutes less than during a flu moon. that explains it why we're so tired. >> i thought it was the wine. >> all right. >> that'll do it for me. thanks for watching around the world. >> have a great weekend. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. the man accused of holding three women captive for more than a decade makes a deal to save his life. the latest on ariel castro's plea agreement in cleveland. there's now seven women saying san diego's mayor sexually harassed them. >> he'd come in and try to kiss me on the lips and i'd have to squirm to get away. >> should he step down?
second sexting scandal involving anthony weiner getting more salacious. >> he would get jealous if other men complimented me. i felt manipulated. >> can he recover. we expect the hear more from trayvon martin's mother soon. this is a part of a conference. we're keeping an eye on that event. we'll bring you her comments as soon as they begin. the latest juror to speak out about the george zimmerman trial says she feels that he got away with murder. the juror is the second one the come forward and talk about the decision to acquit zimmerman of killing trayvon martin. she tells abc news she wanted to find zimmerman guilty but the law would not allow it. pamela brown has more on the juror's insight into the
verdict. >> this second juror to come forward is not only speaking out but she's showing her face. it's clear in her interview she's conflicted. she said being a member of the jury that acquitted george zimmerman weighs on her heavily she has trouble eating and sleeping. she says she owes trayvon's parents an apology. >> george zimmerman got away with murder but you can't get away from god. >> reporter: anguished and apologetic, juror b-29 told abc that she favored convicting george zimmerman of second-degree murder. >> i'm the only minority and i felt like i let a lot of people down. >> reporter: she says it was the all female jury's interpretation of the law that led them to acquitting zimmerman. >> for myself he's guilty. as the law was read to me if you have to proof that he killed him
intentional you can't say he's guilty. >> reporter: anderson cooper spoke to juror b-37 about how they got to a not guilty verdict. >> after hours and hours of deliberating over the law and reading it over and over and over again, we decided there's no other place to go. >> reporter: after 16 hours of deliberation she struggled with the proof. >> how.e did you go from feelin he's guilty of second-degree murder to not guilty? >> it was hard prp we wanted to find something bad. >> reporter: she says she struggles with the verdict and the public outcry. >> i fell on my knees and i broke down and i i was screaming and crying. i kept saying i feel like i
killed him. >> what would you like to say to trayv trayvon's parents? >> i would like to apologize because i feel like i let them down. >> in response he called the revelation devastating and says this new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure that the this never happens to another child. >> thanks. now to the huge challenge facing anthony weiner. how does he shift the attention back on his campaign away from the sex scandal that's pushed his pole numbers way down. complicating matters for him is is the woman speaking out about the texts, e-mails and phone conversations. she's explaining why the relationship ended. watch this. >> at what point did it break off and why? >> there wasn't really a
specific reason why and neither one of us really officially ended it. it just kind of started to fizzle out. he got a bit controlling with me towards the end. >> how so? >> he could tell me he would be jealous. he would look at my facebook frequently and say he would get jealous if other men would compliment me and little stuff like that. i felt manipulated. >> why? >> obviously i felt like he's saying one thing to me, saying another thing to his wife. saying another thing on the campaign trail. i don't know who the real anthony weiner is, i guess. >> she had a lot more to say about her conversations with weiner. m mary snow has more about that. >> reporter: the woman says the best description is one he argued with her. >> he's an argue men tative,
horny middle-aged man. >> reporter: a year after he resigned from congress and why she's speaking out now. >> he was making these campaign promises that he totally changed and a better man and learned from his mistakes. i'm proof that is not true. >> reporter: lisa who exchanged messages with him in 2010 and 2011 doesn't blame leathers. >> i understand to a point. i would speak to him about politics and then he's sort of turns the conversation into a sexual thing. it becomes very flattering. >> reporter: weiner appearing with his wife admitted tuesday to a new round of lewd exchanges after he got caught an left office. on thursday he put a number on just how many women. >> i don't believe i had anymore than three. >> reporter: as for how many
altogether. >> it's not dozens and dozens. it's six to ten i suppose. >> reporter: when he launched his campaign he raised the possibility that other women may come forward. now he says that's all behind him but admitted he continues to get professional help. when asked if it's an addiction. >> i don't believe it is. the people i'm working with don't believe it is. >> mary snow joins us. we see the pole numbers plummeting. how do they manage to shift voters attention back on the campaign or does it just continue and he has to drop out of the race? >> he's really in damage control mode now. he's been sticking to his campaign schedule. just about everywhere he goes even, he left his house this morning and he was faced with the crush of cameras waiting outside. anthony weiner has kept stressing his past is behind him but with interviews like with
one we saw clearly the focus is on his past but he's resisting any calls to drop his campaign and there's no signs that he's about to do that. >> it will be interesting to see how many other women if there's more women who come forward and talk about the messages he's sent. thank you. i appreciate it. another sex scandal involving san diego's mayor getting more serious now. the number of women accusing bob filner of sexual harassment has grown the seven. four women said his behavior made them feel uncomfortable and violated. several are coming forward with their stories. >> he would come in and try to kiss me on tlihe lips and i'd he to squirm to get away. just a few months ago this happened. i turned and he just slobbered down my chin. i was so slighted.
>> the woman accusing him is his former spokeswoman who is also suing him. irene says his unwanted advances forced her to quit. we asked filner about the allegations during a public appearance yesterday. here is what he said. >> what do you have to say to these women who have accused you of inappropriate behavior? >> there's a legal process by which all this will be decided. there will be no other statements. >> pressure is mounting on the democrat to step down. city leaders in his own party are calling on him to resign. the father of edward snowden is defending his son's actions. he's been holed up since he left hong kong. this is back on june 23rd. ly father said that snowden's c conscience is clear.
>> i believe when my son takes his final breath he'll be comfortable with what he did. he did what he knew was right. he slared the truth with the american people. what we choose to do with it is up to us as an american people. >> eric holder has written the russians challenging his asylum. chris christie says critics should talk to the families of victims from 9/11. why he says their way of thinking is dangerous. could speed have been a factor in this deadly train wreck? we'll hear from one of survivors. >> i saw a little screen across from me that had the speed on it and it was very, very fast. it didn't feel that much faster to me but i wasn't paying super close attention.
>> how the conductor is now under investigation. this week we've been shining the spotlight on a disease as mysterious and deadly. it ravages its victim in a short period of time before it takes their breath away. life fitness founder talks to us about living with als and his passion for finding a cure. our own sanjay gupta will take us behind the mystery of this disease. is only 14 students. our financial tools help you make smart choices about how to pay for school. our faculty have, on average, over 16 years of field experience. we'll help you build a personal career plan. we build programs based on what employers are looking for. our football team is always undefeated. and leading companies are interested in our graduates. we'll even help you decorate your new office. ok. let's get to work.
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tougher conversation to have. senator rand paul fired back. his senior advisor said that if he believes constitutional rights and the privacy of all americans is esoteric he needs a new dictionary or needs to talk to more americans because a great number of them are concerned about overreach in the past years. why did this spill out? why did this happen now? >> reporter: first of all, i think they were asked about it. the fact of the matter is there's a split inside the republican party on any number of issues. one of them as we saw in the house vote about reducing funding for the national security administration. as we saw in that vote republicans don't agree on whether the nsa with its meta data program to look at the information about americans phone calls should be as broad
as it is. it's interesting also because rand paul has made no secret about his desire to run for president in 2016 and neither has chris christie. i think you'll see this play out over any number of issues including government shut down. you will see this divide in the republican party which happens frequently when party is out of power and there's no specific leader. it is the back and forth and to and froing of a party trying to get back in power. that's what you're seeing. >> they seem very far apart. how much of this is political posturing and how much is this is firmly what i believe here? i'm going to take you on. you take me on, i'm going to take you on as well. >> when you consider that governor cristie is from new jers jersey, any number of the victims of 9/11 are from new jersey so it's a personal thing
to him. you can see him taking this on. on the other hand he likes headlines. rand paul likes headlines. they understand how to generate them. i don't question at all the two of them feel precisely as they are saying right now. >> candy, politics, fireworks as always. we'll be watching your show this weekend. >> appreciate it. >> watch "state of the union "this weekend. good to see you. new dramatic details in the hard landing of southwest flight. how this plane's weight might have been a factor. osing thousas of offices, slashing service and want to layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service
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crashed. one moment everything was normal. the next, ward says he was covered in blood. in an exclusive interview he gave a first hand account of how all of that happened. >> i thought it was a dream for a couple of minutes. i remember someone helping me out of the car. i don't remember what it looked like inside. they helped me out. the train had fallen into a ditch. they helped me up and off to the side. i was one of the first people they helped out. they were helping other people out. there was screaming and bodies and smoke. it was after 30 seconds i thought i don't think i'm asleep. this is a real. this was a scary realization. people were helping and trying to get people out as fast as they could. i sat there dumbfounded for a while. >> an american woman from virginia was killed in the crash. they are focusing on the driver of the train. he's under detention while being
treated in a hospital and being investigated for a crime. o.j. simpson has been in prison for five years. he gave a parole board reason to be released early. he said he never intended to rob anybody. he juts wanted his stuff back. the parole board will come back with a decision in two weeks. this is a murder case that's been front page news in the atlanta area for a few years now. andrea schneiderman facing several charges including felony murder in the death of her husband back in 2010. cnn producers have learned that prosecutors might drop the murder charges. not many more details are available. a gag order is in place at this trial. rusty schneiderman was shot dead outside a pre-school in suburban atlanta. a man convicted of pulling the trigger is serving life in prison. prosecutors say andrea schneiderman planned her
husband's death. i want to go back to philadelphia before the national urban league and listen to sybrina fulton. >> your son you will never kiss again. i'm just asking you to wrap your mind around that. wrap your mind around no prom for trayvon. no high school graduation for trayvon. no college for trayvon. no grand kids coming from trayvon. all because of a law. a law that has prevented the person who shot and killed my son to be held accountable and
to pay for this awful crime. what is my message to you? my message to you is please use my story. please use my tragedy. please use my broken heart to say to yourself we cannot let this happen to anybody else's child. [ applause ] i hope i've delivered that message because on the way here i gave the driver one of my business cards. it has a picture of trayvon on
there. what he said was he told me that's my son too. my message is coming across and it's coming across the right way. it's coming across because i know that regardless of the color of someone's skin that somebody is listening. that somebody wants to act and somebody wants to react. the only thing that i say to you is, nobody is hurting worse than me as a parent. me as a mom because you know as a mom we're a little sensitive when it comes to our children, and we have every right to be. when they hurt, we hurt. when they're happy, we're happy.
at times i feel like i'm a broken vessel. at times i don't know if i'm going or coming, but i know beyond a shadow of a doubt that god is using me and god is using my family to make a change to make a difference. [ applause ] >> sybrina fulton, the mother of trayvon martin. a message for the country to try to move forward using the killing of her own son as an example for this to never happen again. we'll take a quick break. where would you like to go tonight? ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to see how lexus effortlessly connects you to where you're going. ♪ come to the golden opportunity sales event and experience the connectivity of lexus enform,
now to one of the most shocking kidnapping case fls recent history. this is out of cleveland, ohio where three women were held against their will in a house for years. the man accused of doing it said something today that might keep him from being executed. i want to bring this gary tuckman in cleveland now. we're talking about ariel castro. prosecutors formally offering him a plea deal. what happened? >> reporter: unless ariel castro escapes from prison he will be spending the rest of his life
behind bars without the possibility of parole. he's coming into the courtroom this morning wearing glasses and handcuffs, shackled hands and legs. he agreed to accept the plea bargain. he agree to accept the charges gen against him including aggravated murder. he pleaded guilty to all of it. in exchange the death penalty has been taken off the table. he was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years.said. he was very nonschalent. at one point he said i was a victim as a child. >> the judge said that save that till next thursday.
he also said i miss my daughter very much. that daughter is the daughter of the woman he raped. he expected pity from the judge. he said i'm willing to work with the fbi. he's convicted and will never be getting out of prison. >> there's a couple of things about the house. what is going to happen to this home? there are reports it might be destroyed, is that right? >> reporter: they're going to tear down the house today and give it to an organization called the cleveland land bank. when they were talking about the house another interesting thing was mentioned. the judge that we have recovered 22,000 dollars in cash and assets. the state will keep that money. they said there's more money than that. they said we'll tear down the house and if anybody falls out we'll take that also. >> what is the situation going
to be for him? there's not going to be some inmates too keen on him. >> reporter: people like that rapists, they're all bad people who are behind bars but rapists, especially child rapists have it the worst. not clear what kind of arrangement will be made for this guy. the official sentencing august 1st. right now it's not official. the judge accepted it but you can bet it will be accepted and once it is then the arrangements will be made for how this guy will live out the rest of his years. >> thank you. pree appreciate that. somebody threw paint on the lincoln memorial. this is green paint slashed on the base right near the letter shoe. police found it about 1:30 this morning. nothing was written or spelled out. it was just splashed on the
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with als. it kills off motor cells taking away a person's ability to move, eat, breathe or move on their own. right now there's no cure. scientists are getting there. i met augie nieto a year and a half after my mom was diagnosed with als. he was the first person to give me hope. here's story. >> reporter: once an overweight teen became the face of fitness. he started selling stationary bikes out the back of his fan. he went onto create life fitness. at age 39 he sold it for more than $300 million. young, rich and athletic. he and his beautiful wife and their four children thought they had it all. >> your legacy lives forever. >> reporter: at age 47 he was hit with the shocking news. he was diagnosed with als or lieu gehrig's disease.
a fatal decision that would paralyze hip am and strip him o his ability to eat, or move. he tried suicide. >> i didn't want to be a burden. >> he took a fistful of bills. i remember being in the emergency room after we went to the hospital in the ambulance and just crying over him saying if you want to die, i understand. >> i could hear what everyone was saying to me. my son told me i was no longer his hero. >> reporter: after three days in a coma, he woke up. >> would he be disappointed to find out he was alive. he woke up and was pleased he had a second chance at life. >> i made the decision i was going to be a hero in my son's eyes again. >> reporter: from that moment on
he never looked back. he launched augie's quest. it's raised $37 million to support research for a cure. >> i'm probably busier now than before my diagnosis. >> reporter: he's written to books and communicates by tapping with his toes using his right foot to type and left foot to hit enter. >> this is my command center. >> reporter: the ability to communicate is critical. >> it gives that independence. >> any of these functions that you see here i can access with my eyes. >> reporter: one company is paving the way. within ten minutes they taught me how to speak with the blink of an eye. >> how do i speak it? >> select the speak button. >> i need something to drink. >> that's awesome. >> we're not sure why but the eye movements appear to be one of the last muscle groups most affected by als. >> reporter: he continues to exercise inspiring the fitness
community like the creator of zumba to stay focused on the disease. >> assi say welcome to my class. i want you to try to do something. he moved one leg i think. he movered a leg like that. i say this is the augie step. >> reporter: while technology and social media are improving the quality of life, researchers are working to find a breakthrough, a cure. >> we learned that not all als patients are the same. >> reporter: dr. jeff's team is studying a mutated gene that could provide a cure. >> it has a very unusual defect. the dna globs up like old chewing gun sticking to things and that deprives the cell. >> reporter: the hope is in stem
cell research. >> we have cells from patients that have this mutation. with these therapies we can watch that go away splecomplete. >> they're injecting it in the spinal cord and saying go fix this. >> reporter: other als trials are testing drugs that are already on the market treating similar diseases like ms. one of the big challenges is figuring out how people get als in the first place. >> it's sporadic. >> reporter: it's considered a rare disease in part because patients don't live long enough to be counted. >> if you develop a disease and die within a year or two or three or four you don't develop a population. >> it could be much more underdiagnosed. >> reporter: it's been an eight year journey. >> i think that's what he had me
stronger is the ability to see uncle nap love. >> it's a privilege to walk with somebody along a path that's hard. >> reporter: it's a path that so many families are forced to take. >> augie says he's one of the lucky ones. he has extraordinary resources to have 24 hour care. he's experimented with various drug trails and is determined to fight this disease. with the tap of a toe or a blink of an eye those with als are redining what it means to be alive. these are the faces of als. my mother myrna and augie say it's the emotional connection they have with those they love that keep them alive. they also say this disease has taught them what unconditional love looks like. thank you for the amazing response we have gotten and i want to share a couple of your tweets. this one, thank you for sharing
your story. we need to find a cure for this horrible decide. lost brother-in-law four years ago. this tweet. wonderful and powerful family. thank you so much. i lost my brother michael six months ago after his 17-year-old fight with als. daniel says be strong. don't wait to live life before it's too late. thank you. if you'd like to read more about als and how to help push for a cure go to cnn.com/impact your world. you can watch the series starting tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. on cnn. thanks for your attention. they work fast on heartburn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer fruits chews. enjoy the relief!
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tough times for "american idol." >> keith urban, nicki minaj, randy jackson and mariah carey. >> a popular show's ratings have been falling. "idol" faces a new problem. nearly a dozen former contestants are suing the show claiming ray cy ining racist be producers. nischelle turn er. >> reporter: it's been the biggest show on television. a show with a diversion group of judges and contestants, which has produced four
african-american winner. out of 12 competitions. but now a lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of ten former "idol" contestants says the producers of the show engaged in racist behavior. they are asking the courts for more than $25 million each. fox, which broadcasts "idol" and producers behind the show declined cnn's request for statement. james freeman, the attorney behind the suit, tells cnn he believes "idol" producers target black men on the show for ridicule and dismissal if they are discovered to have any sort of criminal record. his complaint alleges white contestants who are accused of similar offenses are allowed to continue in the competition. it was the dismissal of season 11 finalist jermaine jones that freeman says inspired him to work on this case. jones was dismissed after the smoking gun website revealed he was the target of several arrest warrants. but his name is not on the
lawsuit. >> i was asked to be a part of it. but i decided not to because, like i said, i want to take the good with the bad. i'm just moving forward. >> reporter: he says contestants know what they're getting into when they sign up to be on "idol." >> you had an opportunity to make something of it. so what have you done over these years to earn you $25 million? >> reporter: suzanne, of the ten former contestants filing suit, only cory clark, jacob smally and joyner advanced to voting rounds. the others were sent home by the judges in auditions. we did see a white contestant, matt farmer, dismissed from the show this season after it was tis cov discovered he lied about being injured by an i.ed while serves in iraq. just over a month after his death new tribute to late actor james gandolfini. here's the official poster from his last leading role. the movie "enough said." it also stars julia louis dry fess. it features gandolfini in a
romantic role. it's going to make it into theaters in late september. the "s"sopranos" star died from heart attack last month while on a trip in rome, italy. we'd like to end on a happy note. watch this. ♪ >> i love him. some things just get better with age, don't you think? mick jagger turning 70 years old today. happy birthday. still got the moves, got the voice. still going strong with rolling stones, of course. check it out. jagger when he was younger. he and the rolling stones celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band together. new music. and an extensive tour. rock on. have a great weekend. that's it for me. i'll be back tomorrow morning. i'm anchoring "new day" starting at 6:00 a.m. eastern. for now brooke baldwin takes it from here. >> suzanne, thank you so much. have a great weekend. i'm brooke baldwin. top of the hour we begin with big news out of the cleveland
today. ariel scastro has accept add pla deal that will save his life. here he was this morning. the cleveland man admitted today to kidnapping those three women, raping them repeatedly and holding them hostage in his home for a decade. and for the very first time, castro talked publicly about, and i'm quoting him, his sexual problem. >> my addiction to pornography and my sexual problem has really taken a toll on my mind. i knew i was going to get pretty much the book thrown at me. there is some things that i have to -- i don't comprehend because of my sexual problem throughout my home years. >> okay. lawyers say this plea deal, which calls for him to be sentenced to life plus 1,000 years, is exactly what his victims wanted. amanda berry, michelle knight and gina dejesus p