August 25th, 2014
07:24 AM ET

The Moms of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell Speak Out

Sybrina Fulton. Lesley McSpadden. Valerie Bell.

Three mothers who know the grief of losing a son too early met for the first time Sunday.

Fulton, the mom of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin – who was killed in 2012, and Valerie Bell, the mom of 23 year-old Sean Bell – who was killed by a barrage of bullets in 2006, had words of comfort for Michael Brown's mom, Lesley McSpadden.

"You have to focus on the good times, you have to focus on when he was smiling, you have to focus on his first day of school and Christmas Day," Fulton told McSpadden.

"Put a picture up when he was happy and focus on those, just don’t focus on the death, because that’s going to eat away at you."

When CNN's Don Lemon asked the women if they communicate with their sons – they all said yes.

McSpadden said especially when it rains.

"There's something about the rain, something about it… I feel him."

Fulton told her: "He's there, hes watching over you."

Brown, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, will be laid to rest today.

Fulton said the service will be, for McSpadden, the "worst day of her life as a mother."

"There is no words that can bring comfort to her as a mother by seeing her son in a casket."


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August 15th, 2014
09:57 AM ET

Learn More About Most Complete T.Rex Ever Found

If you're interested in dinosaurs, you may be fascinated by the story of Sue, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered.

The new film "Dinosaur 13" documents the discovery of the fossils in a small town in South Dakota and the battle for ownership that followed.

On "New Day" Friday, director Todd Miller spoke with CNN's Michaela Pereira about the movie.

He described the fight between The Black Hills Institute paleontologists who first located Sue and the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists.



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August 14th, 2014
11:28 AM ET

Ebola Victim's Son: Mom is 'Getting Stronger and Stronger'

Nancy Writebol, one of the American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, is getting stronger every day, her husband David told CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.

Writebol remains in isolation at Emory University Hospital; David is under quarantine after returning from Africa, but is showing no signs of the virus.

On "New Day" Thursday,  Nancy's son Jeremy, who has seen his mom through glass windows in the special isolation unit, reported that he is also encouraged by her progress.

"I know that each day since she's been here at Emory there's been progress forward in her condition and care and she's getting stronger and stronger, which is something we really praise the lord for," he said.

His mom received two doses of the experimental drug ZMapp before she was stable enough to be evacuated back to the U.S.,  but Jeremy said he doesn't know more about how his parents decided for Nancy to use the serum.

"I know she was very sick and needed some help and that was made available and they went  forward with it," he said.

Though he partly thanked ZMapp for his mom's progress, Jeremy cited the "incredible" medical staff at Emory as "the key" to helping Nancy recover.



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Don't Want to Get Hacked? Here's What You Need to Know
August 6th, 2014
09:06 AM ET

Don't Want to Get Hacked? Here's What You Need to Know

Imagine if every person in the United States was subject to a computer hack. Now, multiply that figure - think 313 million - by four, and you have the victims of what could be the biggest heist of digital credentials ever.

A new report indicates Russian criminals stole 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords from over 420,000 websites.

To boot, the security breach was not discovered by the United States government, but instead by a private, Milwaukee-based security firm.

Early reports from Hold Security, the company that identified the theft, indicate that the Russian crime gang was not seeking financial data.

Instead, they used the stolen usernames and passwords to generate spam posts on social media, peddling bogus products like weight loss pills.

The massive breach, albeit frightening, highlights the laissez-faire approach many take to personal online security, CNN's Poppy Harlow said on "New Day" Wednesday.

Harlow paraphrased the message Alex Holden, founder of Hold Security, told CNN MONEY: We keep our homes tidy but we don't keep our online lives tidy.


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