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so why were they hiding behind bags of brown sugar? plus -- protests in india after kids die from eating poison in their school lunches in the tainted food, a nerve agent related to sarin gas. welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> good to have you back. i'm michael holmes. >> nice to be back. i was on a jury for a couple of days. >> doing your duty. >> talking about this, the only juror, this is to speak publicly about george zimmerman trial, just released the new statement. the woman known as juror b-37, she spoke earlier in exclusive interview with anderson cooper. >> she talks about her sympathy for trayvon martin's family and also reports she was indeed pursuing a book deal. was. she says this, quote, thank you for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in me since the trial began. for reason of my own i needed to
speak alone. there will be no other interviews. my prayers are with all of those who influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option. other than not guilty in order to remain within the instructions. no other family should be forced to endure what the martin family has endured. she then also goes on to say, for the alleged book deal, there is not one at this time. there was an agreement with a literary agent to explore the concept of a book which discussed impact of sequestration on my perceptions of this case while being compared to the perceptions of an attorney who was closely following the trial from outside the bubble. the relationship with the agent ceased the moment i realized what had been occurring in the world during the weeks of my sequestration. my prayers are with trayvon's parent for their loss, as they have always been. i now wish for me and my family to recover from being selected for this in
normal life. god bless. >> b-37 said george zimmerman was justified in shooting trayvon martin and that martin played a role in this own death. >> she also says, she feels bad that the jury couldn't give martin's family the verdict that they wanted and that she is sorry for their loss. want to show you more. anderson cooper's exclusive interview. watch. >> did you cry in the jury room? >> i cried after the verdict. i didn't cry out when they were reading the verdict out in the jury room. because were all crying before we went in. >> what do you mean you were crying before you went? >> we were in a separate room when -- when the foreman hand bailiff our verdict, we were crying back there before we went into the jury room. they gave us about 20 minutes to try and get everything together.
>> what do you think you were crying about? >> the pressure. the pressure of all of it. and everything just kind of came to a head. because i kind of tried to keep everything out emotionally out during the whole process and it just flood in after it was done. >> but you want people to know, and the reason you're speaking is, you want people to know how seriously you took this? >> i do. i don't want people to think that we didn't think about it and we didn't care about trayvon martin. because we did. we were very sad that it happened to him. >> and you want his family to know that as well? >> i do. i felt bad that we can't give them the verdict that they wanted but legally, we could not do that. >> want to analyze b-37's latest comments here. bring in our criminal attorney,
danny cevallos live. this is somebody who obviously has been very seriously impacted by the experience. she was sequestered, she didn't really have a sense outside in terms of the people who were watching and how they were responding to this. and it sounds like, to me, from her statement, the last part here, she wishes for me and my family to recover from being select for this jury and return to normal life here. what do you think she is going through at this time? >> i have a lot of thoughts on this. you could see from anderson cooper's interview, which i've watched completely, she was very emotional. she's still -- this is all very raw for her. and i think what's happened probably in the 24 hours since that she has had a chance to at least get some feedback. i mean, the amount of feedback today on social media, internet, otherwise is unprecedented. so one of the things, i think,
that she probably got some blowback about was her perceived insensitivity towards the family of trayvon martin. and i saw some commentators observe she gave too much sympathy to zimmerman and not trayvon martin or viewed them as equally tragic figures. i think in many ways she's trying to back pedal from the perceived position. i think it's just her responding to questions. and this seems to me to be her way of sort of remedying that perception. >> does it speak to the wisdom of jurors speaking out at all? i mean, it's a peculiar thing to the country where jurors will come out after big trials and be interviewed and go public? maybe they shouldn't. >> well, certainly there's a clamor for them to come out and speak. i mean we want to hear what they say. in fact, attorneys, trial attorneys routinely interview jurors after cases, so that's not really unprecedented at all.
only thing that's unusual is the amount of media attention in a case like this. jurors routinely talk to both winning and losing attorneys from both sides after a trial. i think here the question becomes, how much does the public attention on this case affect their willingness to speak? but they certainly have that privilege, they may do so. >> danny, talk about -- i served on a jury two days, traffic accident, no big deal here, but talk about the experience. if she say she regrets serving to begin with, we have a unique and special system set up in the united states where we all can participate in this process here. if you have a situation where now people don't even want to participate and they see what could be on the other end of this, does it do something to our society, does it do something to the desire for people to go ahead and be a part of the judicial system? >> not a whole lot. here's why, jury service is not an option. it's mandatory. what you may see is more people
who try to get out of it, however, which they shouldn't do, but however, that's already a pretty high ratio as it is. i can't imagine it getting too much higher. but jury service is not an option. so, reluctance to serve on a jury is nothing new. it's been a problem for centuries, probably. so, i don't know that you're going to see any large-scale revolts against serving on juries. look, jury service is, at best, boring. and at worst, grueling. i mean they have been sequestered away from their family for some time. it's a service imposed upon us as citizens that is no small service at all. it is quite an obligation. >> all right. thank you. it's interesting to note, too, a lot of people focusing on the stand your ground law out of florida. really staying -- saying the law needs to be changed because some people look at her position and say she was in a very difficult position there. based on the law that was handed to those jurors and what they came back with. >> you do have to look at it
from the human side, you just did a jury duty, no big deal. some people you don't know what you get. you might get the traffic accident with no big deal or a zimmerman trial where your life is impacted with you're put under all kinds of pressure, even after the trial. it's a difficult thing. yeah. as we did mention, juror b-37 says trayvon martin did play a role in his own you're going to hear what she believes a little later this hour. >> she also explains why she thinks george zimmerman was justified in shooting martin. much more of the interview up ahead. also, international intrigue, topping our show as authorities in panama intensify their search of a north korean ship loaded with hidden weapons. >> hidden under the sugar. that ship is at a panamanian port where it was seized. cuba is saying weapons were obsolete, going to pyongyang, north korea to be repaired. talking about soviet area stuff, anti-aircraft systems, mig jets
under the sacks of sugar. in the port in panama, may, tell us about the latest going on with the ship. we've only looked at a portion of the ship. more to surf, right? >> what what you're looking at now, michael, is i live shot of the ship that's been here for a couple of days now. searchers are going within with investigators on board. it's been quite active all day here except a tropical storm that blew through. they're back on. we've been watching them lift cargo out of the ship. remember, they have only been able to go through one of five cargo holds up to now. so they have four more cargo holes to go through and search through. it's going to take some time to get all of the cargo out and then dig underneath to see what's hidden underneath all of the cargo. obviously they have found weapons so far, missile parts, airplane engines, et cetera. but they are very curious about
what else they're going to find in the ship. >> and, may, what is cuba's role in all of this? >> sorry, say that one more time. >> tell us what cuba's role, what role they play in all of this. >> reporter: that is the million dollar question, isn't it? we know that this ship from north korea was traveling from cuba with all of the weaponry on board on its way to north korea. yesterday, cuba did put out an official statement saying that, yes, there are 240 tons of weaponry on board but it's all antiquated, obsolete, soviet era weapons that just need to be repaired. so that's their official statement. now, whether or not that's true, whether or not indeed north korea's going to repair it and return it to them or this is some sort of arms swap deal, that's what everyone's trying to figure out right now. those are the questions everybody wants the answers to. >> melee, it's funny think story
has more questions than answers. if cuba wanted them repaired soviet era things why didn't they go to russia? why didn't they fly people in on site knowing all of the laws? the crew fought for three days before the panamanian authorities were able to take the ship. >> it's mysterious circumstances. >> the captain tried to cut his own throat. bizarre story. more to come on that one. other stories for "around the world." suspected terrorist looking like a rock star. that is right. "rolling stone" catching a lot of heat for their newest cover. royal baby fiver. do you have it? as the world waits to meet the future king or queen. giving birth different overseas than in the u.s. we'll talk about that. not in too much detail, i hope. e more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we raise black and red angus cattle. we also produce natural gas. that's how we make our living
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25 other children are in hospitals, several of those in serious condition. >> a tragedy infuriated the entire community. it's triggered violent protests. parents and their loved ones in shock now, demanding how do these lunches provided by the government get poisoned? joining us live, malika kapur. the free lunch program the biggest in the world. it combats the huge malnutrition issues and helps get kids in school. how do they -- how did this happen? is there any explanation? >> reporter: i think the only explanation is, you know, really, really poor hygiene conditions in the kitchen of the school. we heard from minister of education for the state of behar who said the cook preparing this hot lunch for the children in theed there was some problem with the oil, the oil was off and brought it to the attention of the headmistress who rebuked
her, brushed her aside, told children to carry on eating the food prepared with the bad oil. that's one of the reasons. also as you mentioned, the problem with the insecticide. this food which consist of this meal of rice, soybean, probably contaminateded with organophosphorus, an insecticide used in farming and agriculture here in india. perhaps the food hadn't been washed before it was prepared for the children. so the only explanation is very poor hygiene conditions in the kitchen. >> it is, i spoke to the minister, too, for education for behar state, said the same thing. one of the issues here a massive program. 120 million kids and it's very important program for malnutrition and for literacy to get the kids into school. when you have a program that big, there's been enormous problems over distribution, inadequate stocks be
overstocking some places and self-interest. the minister said that the oil that, the cook suspected, came from a grocery store run by the husband of the headmistress. so there's all sorts of issues involved here. >> reporter: absolutely. you hit the nail on the head. the biggest problem here is the size. this program is frankly too big for india to handle. 120 million children. that's a lot of hungry mouths to feed. 73,000 elementary schools, that's a lot of schools to cover. and what india needs for that is infrastructure, it needs manpower and india just doesn't have that. the main problem, you know, we always talk about that, what is the biggest problem that holds india back, holds india's economy back? it's the lack of proper infrastructure. we don't have that infrastructure here to support such an ambitious program. we done have warehouses. you have a school which doesn't have a storage room. we don't even have proper schools with sanitation or bathrooms. where are you going to have
enough place to store rice, cereal and grains properly? they're going to begin to rot. >> pictures, heartbreaking when you see parents taking their children out of the ambulance there. thank you for bringing this to our attention. violent protests because some people feel like nothing else to do. >> there has been violence. hoping it doesn't get out of control. vehicles burnt and attacks on the government officials as well. >> you can't imagine if you bring your kid to school and they're poisoned by the school lunch. >> the only meal of the day. up manned drone crashed while trying to take off from tindale air force base, pan na city, florida. >> no one was hurt. police had to close a nearby highway. the drone caught fire. it does have a small destruction explosive device on board. >> the qf-4, full scale target drone. the air force uses them to test
air-to-air missile systems. >> self-destructing as you approach. any day the duchess, katharine -- duchess katharine will join a new club, the one of being a mom. >> love it. but things kind of different for moms in britain. for one, they actually get a year, i'm telling you, year of paid maternity leave. amazing. and this -- >> so this, this is kind of instead of an ep didural. grabs on to this and feels better? >> yes.
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people around the world on the edge of their seats awaiting the newest member of the royal family. prince will's first child the baby four days overdue. so we're all on baby watch here during a public appearance the queen was asked about the birth of her grandchild by a little girl in the child. listen to what she said. >> do you want kate's baby to be
a boy or a girl? >> i don't think i mind. i would very much like it to arrive. i'm going on holiday. >> the waiting game for the baby's birth isn't just generating a lot of excitement. >> right. it's setting off a betting frenzy. people, think they know what the sex is going to be. elizabeth cohen explains. >> reporter: the bets are in, literally. brits are wagering on not just when kate will give birth but how. >> will she be pushing? it is cesarean section or natural birth. >> reporter: most are putting their money on a c-section. >> she wants to the new people's princess, normal. >> reporter: normal is natural. c-section rates are 30% lower than in the united states. kate's royal birth may be a royal pain. in england, fewer than 3 out of 10 women have epidurals compared
to 6 out of 10 women in the state. delivery rooms in london are actually designed to avoid epidurals. instead, moms can have aqua durals. so this is a birthing pool. women give birth under water. now, in the united states, water births are considered, well, kind of fringy. here in britain, they're normal. >> the water may be all that she needs. >> reporter: if kate wanted a tub, william could be there with her. dad is in the pool? >> can be. we encourage them to wear trunks and a t-shirt. >> reporter: there's also a birthing chair. if kate wanted one of these contraptions she'd sit in front and william behind her. so this instead of an epidural? >> yes. >> reporter: she grabs on to this and feels better? >> probably helps pinching their husbands with the pain. >> reporter: a pain drug, almost unheard of in the u.s., common here. laughing gas. >> it doesn't make you laugh
though it's called laughing gas. >> reporter: nothing's funny now. >> no, nothing is funny. >> elizabeth cohen joins us back from london. you went over there. >> wonderful. >> who would get in the pool? >> you wouldn't have got in the pool with your wife when you had your baby? >> heck, no. >> a beautiful moment. >> our producer said hanging from the -- that would not help her pain. that would not do the job. >> resting your hands around the husband's throat. >> they try to prevent that. >> tell us how it's different. >> you know, having given birth four times i was struck by the differences. from the top of the national health service they emphasize something they call normal birth. so they really do not want you to have a c-section. they say do you need that epidural? they don't give it to you like often done in this country. so the epidural rates are higher here, cesarean rates are higher
here, very different. >> legal reasons, cost? >> you know, i think it's much of it is just a difference in philosophy. the philosophy there is giving birth is normal thing. it's not a medical condition. and we're just going to try to do this as normally as possible with as few interventions as possible. >> talk about after the baby is born because, i mean, we've got maternity leave here for -- >> ten minutes. >> weeks. right, ten minutes. maternity benefits in european countries are more generous than here. i found really interesting, in the uk they send a nurse to a new mom's home to check on her and the baby. like, i mean not because you're sick, but just because, just to see how you're doing. yes, if a nurse knocked on my door and said i wanted to check on you, i would have fainted. >> in australia, we grew up with all of that happening, too. also in europe, generous maternity benefits or paternity benefits for the guys. >> exactly right. there's more of that. here in this country, you --
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mind now. it is not going to sue a san francisco area tv station, after all. ktvu caused an uproar when it reported what it thought were the names of the pilots at controls when the jet crash landed july 6th. >> one of those, what were they thinking moments? not only were the names wrong but mocked the asian culture, likened to racial slurs. airline said it was humiliated. ktvu immediately apologized. >> dropping the suit, asiana will, quote, concentrate all of our efforts on dealing with the aftermath of the accident. and you might remember, of course, three people died in that accident. >> dozens now filing suit. so their legal ramifications beginning. "rolling stone" creating a lot of controversy and angst, especially for those in boston. >> puts the boston bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev's
picture on the cover, a place set aside for rock stars, celebrities occasional politician. here's the cover. critics say "rolling stone" is glamorizing terrorism, giving him kind of like this rock star status there boycott "rolling stone" campaign is already appeared out there on the twitter sphere. comments on social media ranging from tasteless and sickening to free dzhokhar. magazine hits the newsstand friday. >> to be fair, cnn reached out to "rolling stone" for comment. we have not heard back yet from them. a lot of people chiming in on social media. check this out. this one here, jeff bowman who lost both legs, should be on the cover. >> shawn anthony says don't make martyrs out of these people. and this, maybe a pick of the little boy that was killed by the piece of garbage would have made a better cover. cancel my subscription. >> bring in tv media critic to tell us about putting this in context. first of all, do we know whether
or not this photo is doctored? is it airbrushed? do they make him look better? it's a flattering photo here. dow to they do this in. >> from what i understand it's a photo that they have gotten from his facebook page. as far as i know, they haven't doctored it over much. they may have changed the tenner to match what they wanted the cover to look like. as far as i know they don't do anything significantly to alter it. people are concerned because he look as attractive on the cover and it's a sympathetic portrait on a cover 0 of a magazine where the cover images are used for big stores like johnny depp and metallica. >> "rolling stone" does do articles on things other than rock stars and the like, though. and the content of the article is far from flattering. it's more of an examination of the past to where he ended up. do you think people are being fair by looking at cover and not looking at the article? >> i think that's exactly the
problem. one, they're looking at the cover. number two, everyone has so much angst, they have so much frustration and anger wrapped up in what happened. and seeing someone who was at the heart of all of this, who has been accused of setting off these bombs, featured in this way. of course, has struck some people the wrong way. but what we want is we want journalism. we want to find out more about this person. and what it does, it shows that someone who could do something this horrific could look like the person next door, could also look like someone that you went to school with that your children are going to school with. someone who is attractive enough to be on the cover of "rolling stone." >> you said it's a sympathetic picture. is that simply because he's on the cover? why do we attach, why dow attach sympathy to the photo itself when you say sympathetic view? >> well, one of the things, first i would say he look as trackive, that's one thing that may bother some people.
they prefer to see him in leg irons or see him, you know, under custody by police or something like that. but also, i think in an odd way he resembles some of the photos that we've seen of rock stars. the sympathetic portraits of kirk cobain or jim morrison because of his hairstyle. he look as attractive. but we saw so much journalism at the time when authorities were looking for the bomber that described him as dark men or dark-skinned men or you know, casting some idea that these people had to be furtive and dark looking. now we can see that he looks like someone that you deal with next door. just the american boy next door. and in a way, i think that is the message of the story, as well. how a kid from an average school who seemed to be an average kid, who liked america, went bad. >> makes very good points.
the article itself is substantive piece of writing, too. eric, thanks so much. appreciate that. i suppose if you sell magazines, certainly everybody's talking about it. >> it's interesting. a certain set feels like the guy's attractive and want to read more, others are like cancel my subscription. i don't want this guy to be presented this way. >> eric makes a good point. it's an illustration of how ordinary this kid can look and where he ended up. >> a juror speaks exclusively to cnn. says trayvon martin played a role in his own death. >> when george confronted him and he could have walked away and gone home. he didn't have to do whatever he did and come back and be in a fight.
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the woman known as juror b-37 has just issued a new statement about the zimmerman trial. she spoke earlier, of course with an exclusive interview with our own anderson cooper. >> in the you statement, thank you for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in my since the trial began. for reasons of my own, i needed to speak alone. there will nobody other interviews. >> she goes on to say, my prayers are are with all of those who have influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than not guilty. in order to remain within the instructs. >> and she goes on, no other family should be forced to endure what the martin family has endured. now, as for the alleged book deal, there is not one at this time. >> in her earlier interview, the juror says she wanted to find george zimmerman guilty of not using his senses. but she insists he did not do anything illegal.
she says zimmerman started the ball rolling but trayvon martin went on the attack after zimmerman got out of his vehicle and started following him. >> more of her interview with cnn's anderson cooper. >> do you think trayvon martin played a role in his own death? that this wasn't just something that happened to him, this is something he also -- >> i believe he played a huge role in his death. he could -- he could have -- when george confronted him and he could have walked away and gone home. he didn't have to do whatever he did and come back and be in a fight. >> and the other jurors felt that as well? >> they did. i mean, at far as i -- my perspective of it, they did. >> do you think, based on the testimony you heard, you believe that trayvon martin was the aggressor? >> i think the roles changed. i think -- i think george got in a little bit too deep, which he
shouldn't have been there, but trayvon decided that he wasn't going to let him scare him and get the one over, up on him or something. and i think trayvon got mad and attacked him. >> you called george zimmerman george. do you feel like you know him? >> i do. i feel like i know everybody. >> you called trayvon trayvon as well. >> i did. trayvon wasn't as well known by us because there wasn't as much said about him. all we really heard about trayvon was the phone call that he had and the evidence they had found on him. we basically had no information what kind of a boy trayvon was, what he did. we knew where he went to school and that was pretty much about it and he lived in miami. >> what would you say to trayvon martin's parents to tracy and
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island. >> schettino went on trial and requested the plea deal in exchange for a sentence of three years and five months in prison. barbie nadeau has more. >> reporter: captain schettino was in court today to face charges of multiple manslaughter, causing a maritime disaster and causing personal injury to 150 people when he slammed the "costa concordia" cruise ship into rocks off the island of gel leo. 32 people lost their lives in that accident. the court today heard how each and every one of them died, including whether or not they were wearing life vests. in addition to criminal charges, captain schettino being sued by 250 civil plaintiffs. that includes the island, the italian environmental ministry and parties who felt damaged by the disaster. he faces up to 20 years in prison. the court continues this week and then adjourned until october. expecting at least a year of hearings and trials before we
same-sex marriage legal in great britain. most of great britain. today, queen elizabeth ii gave her official endorsement of the bill that cleared parliament yesterday. >> indeed. the house of lords voted the queen puts a signature on it and it's done. it's one of those royal formalities. doesn't mean same-sex couples are running to the chapel today. probably a year before the first actual wedding ceremonies take place. >> the law applies to people in england and wales. debate over gay marriage in britain similar to arguments you've heard in the united states. atika shubert live to tell us about the debate. prime minister david cameron was for legalizing same-sex plarj but it didn't sale through parliament. that was part of the problem. >> reporter: yeah. he was really pushing it through. but in fact, the stiffest resistance was from within his own party, the conservative party. there were a number of people who really took a stand against this. one of the big arguments was that, religious institutions
might open themselves up to lawsuits if, for example, they refused to conduct same-sex marriage. they've put in a clause, opt-in clause for churches or religious institutions allowing them to conduct a same-sex wedding if they wish to, but leaves a space for other institutions to not go that route if they want to. it's a great day for same-sex couples that do want to see, not just civil partnerships recognized which has long been legally recognized here but get married in a church of their choosing. so is it a big day for them. >> david cameron had a lot of opposition from his own party. this is just england and wales. what about poor old scotland and northern ireland? >> right. scotland and northern ireland have to go through their own debate. that's something they're dealing with their debate, passing it themselves. that could be a while away. >> all right. atika shubert, thank you. an amazing story. >> it is. >> a blind, deaf, but unlike
many visually impaired people she can't read braille with her hands so she reads it with her lips. >> unbelievable story. mandy, inspiring story next. something completely different. i met a turtle friend today so, you don't get that very often. it seemed like it was more than happy to have us in his home. so beautiful. avo: more travel. more options. more personal. whatever you're looking for expedia has more ways to help you find yours. ♪ [ male announcer ] the parking lot helps by letting us know who's coming. the carts keep everyone on the right track. the power tools introduce themselves. all the bits and bulbs keep themselves stocked.
shihri. >> he was killed in a drone strike back in april in yemen. he was widely regarded as al qaeda's number two man in yemen, and once an inmate at guantanamo bay. welcome back to "around the world." here are some of the top stories we're following. >> china will provide $72 million to help people devastated by flooding in four regions, floods have been huge, at least 58 people killed. 175 others missing. officials say relief money will be used to help rebuild damaged homes and provide victims with emergency housing. and next, an amazing story, high school student, in hong kong, who making top marks. and this is against all odds. >> absolutely. mandy, blind and deaf. challenges don't end there. >> mandy lacks feeling in her fingertips. so she has learned to read
braille using her lips. >> unbelievable. she does it extremely well, by the way. receiving one of the highest scores on her college entrance exams. >> i discovered i have weak sensitivity in my fingers which makes my reading much more difficult than for other blind students. i tried many other methods but in the end i could only resort to usingy lips. >> unbelievable. i can't imagine. >> incredible. i have never seen anything like that. >> she wants to study translation at the chinese university of hong kong, a good school. >> inspiring. to see stories like that. overcome anything. >> a movie about the wikileaks founder julian assange trending on twitter. >> the fifth estate.
a clip of the debut trailer. >> if we can find one moral man, one whistle-blower, someone willing to expose those secrets. that man could topple the most powerful and most repressive of regimes. >> it's a fictional account of the rise of wikileaks. leaking classified operation about u.s. operations in iraq and afghanistan to reporters. >> wikileaks condemning the movie, saying it's propaganda, the fifth estate hits theaters october 11th. >> that's it for us. >> that flew by. thanks for watching "around the world." >> good to be back. >> nice have to you back. wold you like to have seen him on the stand to be cross-examined?
>> i don't think it would have done anything -- been any different. >> more of anderson cooper's conversation with the juror known as b-37 in the zimmerman trial. plus, the latest statement she has just released. also -- the attorney general of the united states, eric holder, blasting the stand your ground law. does that mean we can expect changes in the law? we'll examine the possibilities. and it is certainly the question a lot of people in the northeast are asking right now, when will the heat end? we'll try to have an answer. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer in washington. the only juror to speak publicly about the george zimmerman trial has just released a new statement to cnn. the woman known as juror b-37 spoke earlier and in an exclusive interview with anderson cooper in a new statement, she says this, let me quote. thank you for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in my since the trial began. for reasons of my own, i needed to speak alone.