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Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Did witness backfire on prosecution?

Did witness backfire on prosecution?

Jonathan Good took the stand for the prosecution on Friday, but some argue that his testimony may have helped the defense. 

Good testified he believed he saw Trayvon Martin on top of George Zimmerman using an MMA-style move and possibly punching him. 

Was Zimmerman calm after killing?

Was Zimmerman calm after killing?

Jonathan Manalo, the first witness to the scene after Trayvon Martin was shot, testified on Friday about what he saw.

Manalo said he came outside and found George Zimmerman standing next to Martin’s body. He said Zimmerman was very calm and cooperated with police. 

Was star witness Rachel Jeantel a hit or a miss?

Was star witness Rachel Jeantel a hit or a miss?

Rachael Jeantel was on the stand for the second day in the George Zimmerman trial. Once again she went head to head with defense attorney Don West. Jeantel was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just minutes before he was shot and killed.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing the teenager because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

Did star witness help or hurt prosecution?

Did star witness help or hurt prosecution?

The star witness for the prosecution, Rachael Jeantel, testified Wednesday in the George Zimmerman trial. Jeantel was on the phone with Trayvon Martin seconds before he was shot and killed. She testified about those final moments and was not shy on the stand, going at it with defense attorney Don West -- but did her testimony help or hurt the prosecution’s case?

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing the teenager because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

Is George Zimmerman telling the truth?

Is George Zimmerman telling the truth?

Prosecution witness No. 9 in the George Zimmerman trial, Selen Bahadoor, lived in the community where Trayvon Martin was shot.  She testified Tuesday to what she says she saw and heard that night. Has her story changed since she first told police what she saw?  Jane Velez-Mitchell and her panel of experts debate her testimony.  

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012. He told police he was pursuing the teenager because there had been a rash of crime in the area. A conflict ensued, and Zimmerman said he was forced to kill Martin in self-defense.

Pet of the Day: Time for your adoptable pets!

Pet of the Day: Time for your adoptable pets!

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

Is Jodi Arias trying to negotiate?

Is Jodi Arias trying to negotiate?

Is Jodi Arias hinting at a possible plea deal in the works? On June 22, she tweeted:

Trayvon's death: Murder or self-defense?

Trayvon's death: Murder or self-defense?

Opening arguments began on Monday in the highly anticipated George Zimmerman murder trial. The prosecutor accused Zimmerman of telling multiple lies about what happened the night he shot Trayvon Martin.

Jane Velez-Mitchell examines one of those alleged lies and re-enacts both versions of what may have happened that night.

Jodi Arias stares down juror

Jodi Arias stares down juror

Jodi Arias was back in court on Thursday, this time in prison stripes and wearing shackles.

Tara Kelley, who was juror #17, says that Arias stared her down from across the courtroom.

Friend of Angela: She was a good parent

Friend of Angela: She was a good parent

"Frank" a neighbor of Baby Elaina's mother, Angela, says that he saw no evidence that Baby Elaina was mistreated at all.  He tells Jane Velez-Mitchell what he saw living next door to Angela and Baby Elaina for eight months.  

Baby Elaina was last seen in an East Toledo, Ohio home on June 2nd.  Angela Steinfurth, Baby Elaina’s mother was arrested and charged with child endangerment. But there has been no sign of Baby Elaina.

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