February 20th, 2014
11:27 AM ET

Michael Dunn Prosecutor Talks to 'New Day'

In a 'New Day' exclusive, Angela Corey opened up on everything from Florida's Stand Your Ground law, to the people calling for her resignation. Here's what she had to say to Chris Cuomo:

Cuomo: People look at Zimmerman, they look at Dunn, the outcome in those 2 trials and they say young black men aren't being protected by the law. You disagree?

Corey: I completely disagree. The focus needs to be on all violence against all races, all ages, and it doesn't matter who's on either side of that gun, it's all a violation of Florida law if the facts are supported by what the law says is illegal.

Cuomo: The speculation is Trayvon Martin shoots George Zimmerman in the same situation, Jordan Davis shoots Michael Dunn in the same situation. They wind up getting thrown into jail, and the key is somewhere else, but when you flip the races the way people are now, people walk.

Corey: That's completely false, that's not what our cases show and until the media focuses on all cases or a sampling of all cases the public will never understand that that simply is not true. Trayvon Martin's death was a tragedy, Jordan Davis' death was a tragedy, all victims who die at the hand of illegal action are tragedies, and we need to put the focus on all of them, not just isolated cases.


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February 20th, 2014
11:16 AM ET

Who has $425 Million Powerball Ticket?

By Ed Payne

It was either a very restless or restful night of sleep for someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Northern California.

Restless knowing their life had changed forever. Or restful knowing they had a boatload of cash coming their way.

The California Lottery announced late Wednesday that one winning ticket was sold for the $425 million jackpot.

The winning numbers were 17, 49, 54, 35, 1. The Powerball number was 34.

The winning ticket was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron in the Bay Area town of Milpitas. The station will get $1 million bonus.


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February 20th, 2014
11:03 AM ET

Truce Crumbles Amid Gunfire in Ukraine, Protesters Claim 100 Dead

By Phil Black, Nick Paton Walsh and Michael Pearson

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) - A short-lived truce crumbled Thursday as gunfire erupted at Independence Square, the center of anti-government protests and an increasingly violent crisis that threatens catastrophe for this divided nation.

The head of the protesters' medical service said 100 people died and 500 were injured in clashes on Thursday, just hours after the government declared a truce in fighting that had shocked world leaders with the deaths of 28 people two days before.

The Ukrainian government has not released its own casualty figures, but Interior Minister Vitali Zakharchenko said 25 police officers had been wounded and an unspecified number of them had died. Some others had been taken hostage, he said.

If Thursday's death toll is confirmed, it would make it the deadliest day in Ukraine since protests began.


February 20th, 2014
08:30 AM ET

Ted Cruz Slams GOP Leadership for ‘Show Vote’ on Debt Ceiling

By CNN's Dana Davidsen

Ted Cruz sharpened his critique against the Republican establishment in Washington, taking leaders in his party to task for allowing GOP senators to cast a “show vote” on the debt ceiling and misleading constituents.

In an exclusive network interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash in Texas, the first-term Republican senator from Texas blamed Republicans for caving in to President Barack Obama and Democrats on raising the debt ceiling.

"Republican leadership said, we want this to pass, but if every senator affirmatively consents to doing it on 51 votes, then we can all cast a vote no and we can go home to our constituents and say we opposed it," he said. "And listen, that sort of show vote, that sort of trickery to the constituents is why Congress has a 13 percent approval rating.”

Cruz added: "In my view, we need to be honest with our constituents. And last week, what it was all about was truth and transparency. I think all 45 Republicans should have stood together and said, of course not.’"

Cruz drew fire from fellow Republicans after he attempted to block the Senate from raising the debt ceiling earlier this month, forcing his GOP colleagues to choose between conservative purity and political pragmatism. The Senate voted 67-31 to break Cruz's filibuster as a dozen Republicans crossed party lines to vote with the Democrats. The final vote to approve a year-long debt-ceiling extension went along party lines.

Cruz insisted his attempt to block the bill was not aimed at politically damaging his fellow Republicans, but rather it was an effort to make the lawmakers transparent to their constituents.

"I mean the funny thing is, what I told the voters of Texas, I guarantee you, all 45 of those Republican senators tell the voters of their states the same thing, which is they're going to lead the fight to stop the spending, to stop the debt," he said.


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