July 17th, 2013
11:24 AM ET

The Royal Baby is on the Way!! Kate in Labor

Update: This morning on "New Day,"  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has been admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in the early stages of labor, Buckingham Palace announced Monday morning.

Join us on "New Day" from 6-9am ET on CNN for the latest developments! Also, be sure to follow along with us on Twitter.


In the meantime, check out CNN’s Kate Bolduan's preview in the video above of “Will and Kate Plus One,” CNN's royal baby special. It aired this past Thursday, July 18th, and it took a deeper look at Will and Kate's first-born child and how it will affect the monarchy.

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Press Release:

CNN Special “Will and Kate Plus One” Premiered July 18

“Will and Kate Plus One” Aired Thursday, July 18th at 10:00pm ET

New Day Co-Host Kate Bolduan interviews friends and family of the British royals to gain insight into the first born child of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and William, Duke of Cambridge and heir to the throne. As the birth rapidly approaches, Bolduan reports from England and Scotland on the journey leading up to the momentous occasion. The one hour special “Will and Kate Plus One” aired Thursday, July 18th 10:00pm ET/PT on CNN. It aired on CNN International Saturday, July 20th at 9:00pm CET, and replays Sunday, July 21st at 12:00pm CET.

“We are extremely excited to bring viewers this unique point of entry into the lives of the British royal family,” said Bud Bultman, Director, CNN Documentary Unit. “Kate’s reporting and access combine to make for a fascinating look into this historic moment.”


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July 17th, 2013
11:10 AM ET

Cory Monteith Died of Overdose

Actor Cory Monteith's autopsy results have been released and confirm that it was a deadly cocktail of heroin and alcohol that took his life, CNN's Nischelle Turner reports.

"There's absolutely nothing at this point, no evidence, to suggest this is anything other than the most sad and tragic accident," says Barbara McLintock, BC Coroners Service.

Police say they believe Monteith had been dead for several hours before being found in his hotel room in Vancouver.

Representatives of his girlfriend Lea Michele sent CNN this message on her behalf:

" ... Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together."

The overdose is leaving many 'Gleeks' wandering what the show will do in light of Monteith's death. CNN has contacted FOX about the show's future, but the network has not made any announcements.

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July 17th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Zimmerman Verdict Spurs Protests & Action from White House

Emotions are running high across the country in the days since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Relatively peaceful protests happened overnight while some turned into violence.

“There was great concern about violence breaking out here and other cities across the country,” CNN's Miguel Marquez reports from Los Angeles. “Police have drawn a line in the sand here, and it seems to be holding for now.”

Meanwhile,  Anderson Cooper's exclusive interview with Juror B37 sparked reaction from four of the other jurors.

They released a statement saying, “Serving on this jury has been highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us. The death of a teenager weighed heavily on our hearts but in the end we did what the law required us to do.” (watch top video)

The discontent and frustration over the law leading to the “not guilty” verdict has reached Washington, DC.

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against the nation's "Stand Your Ground" laws cited in the Zimmerman trial, telling the NAACP “laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.” Watch:

“The attorney general is pledging a full investigation, but he's being very careful not to promise what the results will be,” CNN's Dan Lothian reports from the White House.

While the Obama administration faces pressure to file hate crime charges, the politics of the verdict is much more complex.

CNN's Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger says there is not much the Justice Department could do because this is a state issue and not a federal issue, and it would be very difficult. Watch:

“There's a really high bar for the Justice Department to do this,” Borger says. “You would actually have to prove intent, that Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin because he was black…That was not a part of the case.”

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July 17th, 2013
06:04 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – July 17, 2013

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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