July 2nd, 2013
11:12 AM ET

Lucky Duck Gets Prosthetic Foot Made By 3D Printing

Buttercup was born with a birth defect on his left foot that was so painful, it had to be amputated. But thanks to new 3D printing technology, he’s walking easy with a new prosthetic foot.

"Mike Garey has been rescuing and caring for dozens of ducks and geese at the Feathered Angels Sanctuary in Tennessee for years," Pamela Brown reports. That's where he took Buttercup "under his wing."

Seeing Buttercup struggle on one foot after the amputation gave Garey an idea: Make him a real foot.

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July 2nd, 2013
10:24 AM ET

Father of Teen Jailed for Facebook Terroristic Threat Talks to CNN

Update: Jennifer Carter, mother of Justin Carter, spoke to "New Day" Wednesday, July 3.


Justin Carter, the 19-year old teen charged with terroristic threat on Facebook, is on suicide watch after being jailed since February 14th. His father, Jack Carter, spoke to "New Day" to defend his son against the charges, while acknowledging that he understands why law enforcement had to investigate. Justin posted violent messages on Facebook, which his family described as sarcastic.

CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan pointed out that after every school shooting, people say that someone must have known something before the tragedy happened and asked Jack if this line of thinking applied to his son. “I definitely see the need to investigate such claims, absolutely,” Jack Carter said. “But, at some point during the investigation, there has to be some common sense.”

Later in the interview, he added, “He’s a good kid. He didn’t mean it. It was a joke. And he would never hurt anyone. He’s got younger siblings. And he’s good with children.”

The Carter family secured a law firm that will be working for Justin pro bono, and an online petition seeking his release has received over 33,000 signatures and counting.

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July 2nd, 2013
10:07 AM ET

New Safety Rules After Near Collisions Mid-Air

After several near-collisions mid-air for airplanes, the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) is making recommendations to the FAA based on 5 near-collisions in recent years:

3 – Las Vegas McCarran International
1 – John F. Kennedy International
1 – Charlotte-Douglas International

In all cases, planes were landing and for various reasons, had to abort and do a "go-around." The problem is that in all cases, these planes flew right in the flight path of other planes taking off from other runways.

NTSB says that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) needs to change the way they clear planes for landing and make sure there is enough space between planes flying in and out.

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July 2nd, 2013
07:16 AM ET

Jury Hears Zimmerman in His Own Words to Police

Yesterday may have been the biggest day in the George Zimmerman Trial to date. Why? Because the jury got to hear Zimmerman's own words for the first time as prosecutors played his police interviews in court. The prosecution focused on inconsistencies in his story, but it was also a another day of strong cross-examination for the defense.

The question is, did playing the interviews pay off? Watch video above.

CNN's George Howell is live in Sanford, Florida this morning with ongoing updates from the stand.


Want a better understanding of what these developments mean? Chris Cuomo, Vinnie Politan and Danny Cevallos break it down:

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