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May 29th, 2013
07:44 AM ET

Weiner Trailing front-running Democrat by 5 points in New York City mayor race

(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace after sending lewd photos via Twitter, got some good news Tuesday with a new poll indicating he's gaining ground in the New York City mayoral race.

Asked by CNN if he's getting a second chance, Weiner argued voters aren't focused on his scandal.

"Look. I have said from the moment I got into this race that I honor the idea that people are going to have questions about me, but for the most part the questions people have been asking have been the things that affect their families."


Filed under: Politics
May 28th, 2013
12:21 PM ET

Family members injured in Boston Marathon Bombings

Three members of the Brassard family were injured at the Boston Marathon Bombings near the finish line. Six weeks later, husband and wife Ron and Karen Brassard are on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans and John Berman on their current condition.

They are remaining hopeful as they slowly recover from the severe injuries they sustained.

Filed under: Boston • Boston Marathon bombings
May 28th, 2013
12:01 PM ET

Husband fights to free jailed wife in Mexico

An Arizona mother was jailed in Mexico after Mexican police allegedly found pot under woman's seat. She is accused of smuggling pot in Mexico. Yarina Maldonado's husband fights to free her from Mexican prison. Husband Gary and; father-in-law Larry share their story on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans.

READ MORE: Arizona mom's Mexico drug arrest 'about money,' husband says

Filed under: Law • Marijuana • Mexico
May 28th, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Man Plays Guitar During Brain Surgery: Dr. Nader Pouratian

Dr. Nader Pouratian is on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Christine Romans about the brain surgery he performed on a patient at UCLA medical center where the patient was awake throughout the surgery. The patient facilitated doctors in the completion of his surgery, by playing the guitar it helped guide surgeons throughout the surgery to repair the patient's tremor. According to Dr. Pouratian there are 'no pain receptors' inside the brain, so the patient felt no pain even though he was awake during the surgery.

Filed under: Medical • Medical breakthrough
May 28th, 2013
11:40 AM ET

Man plays guitar during brain surgery: CNN's Christine Romans reports

Christine Romans reports how a patient had brain surgery while awake. During the surgery, the patient played the guitar to help doctors perform the surgery more effectively. Surgery posted to Twitter and Vine. The surgery was to try to eliminate a tremor.

Filed under: Medical • Medical breakthrough
May 28th, 2013
10:57 AM ET

George Zimmerman back in Court: Criminal Defense Attorney Jose Baez weighs in on the case

Jose Baez weighs in on the Trayvon Martin case on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans. Defendant George Zimmerman's attorney will ask for an additional six week delay for the trial. The Defense's requests were denied. Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin will begin on June 10, 2013.

READ MORE: Marijuana, fights, gold teeth: Zimmerman prosecution wins pretrial battles

Filed under: George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin • Trial
May 28th, 2013
10:06 AM ET

Cruise passengers avoid disaster aboard Royal Caribbean liner

Despite a fire, Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship heading to the Bahamas never lost power. Passengers Danielle Miller & Katie Coleman share the story on "Starting Point" this morning.

May 27th, 2013
10:23 AM ET

Seaside Heights re-open for Memorial Day after Superstorm Sandy: CNN's Poppy Harlow reports

Seaside Heights is re-opened in time this Memorial Day Weekend. Summer tourism accounts for 65% of the town's economy.

CNN's Poppy Harlow reports on the Jersey Shore's recovery after Superstorm Sandy.

Filed under: Sandy • Superstorm Sandy
May 27th, 2013
09:44 AM ET

Freedom in sight after 22 years: Debra Milke's lawyer Lori Voepel on her client released from death row after winning appeal

The lawyer for Debra Milke, Lori Voepel, is on 'Starting Point' talking with Christine Romans on her client's recent appeal that overturned her conviction. Milke could be released from prison soon after spending 22 years on death row. Voepel says "she was thrilled" to hear her conviction had been overturned.

Filed under: Court • Law
May 27th, 2013
09:38 AM ET

Woman in Boca Raton, Florida gives birth on the doorstep of the hospital in a wheelchair

Amy Beth Cavaretta and her husband Joe who work at the Orlando Sun Sentinel planned on asked photographer Emily Robinson to document the arrival of their second child. What they didn't anticipate was the pictures going viral.

Amy gave birth on the doorstep of the hospital in a wheelchair! Amy who gave birth naturally, was barely able to walk the six steps from the hospital driveway to the door. Her midwife happened to arrive as Amy clutched to the hospital exteriors for support and two hours after her very first contraction, she was holding her daughter Sienna Grace in her arms. New mother Amy and her friend and photographer Emily join “Starting Point” to discuss the amazing photos.

Filed under: Motherhood
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