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FBI involved in Zimmerman's crime case

FBI was recently involved in George Zimmerman's case. The charges could be changed to "hate crime" as FBI is reportedly gathering the needed evidence to prosecute George Zimmerman.

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Wall Street protesters move to Times Square

Over five thousand people protested against austerity and corporate greed. Although the New York Police Force acted fast and arrested 69 people to calm things down, the protest didn't stop and it was moved to Times Square.

Protests likes this are not a new thing. Recently similar protests were seen all over the world (see the protest from Rome where 70 people were injured after a short rally soon became a series of street battles)

During the protest people chanted: "We got sold out, banks got bailed out" and "All day, all week, occupy Wall Street."

Staff at Citibank near Washington Square Park called police because "very disruptive" protesters "refused to leave after being repeatedly asked," the bank said.

"The police asked the branch staff to close the branch until the protesters could be removed."

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Ed Forchion in court for retrial

 

This longtime activist was found guilty for marijuana possession. He made an appeal and is now asking publicly that the previous guilty verdict is not considered in his retrial. He is charged with drug distribution and drug possession.

 

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Healthcare Law Suffers as Florida Judge Declares it Unconstitutional

The Healthcare Law, a piece of reform legislation that had long been debated for decades and divided many before it was passed and signed into law last year, was declared unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida. Vinson ruled that provision of the law (popularly called Obamacare) that requires Americans to have his or her own health insurance starting in 2014 is too forceful for the people concerned.

As a result of the ruling, Vinson took sides with 26 states (represented by their respective governors and attorneys general) and went on to say that “the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void,” On the other hand, the Obama administration announced that it strongly disagrees with Vinson’s ruling, that it would make an appeal and that it was confident it will prevail even if the legal fight gets elevated to the Supreme Court in the future.

Meanwhile, Vinson’s ruling drew praise from critics of the law as well as attacks from those who strongly support it. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner believed that the decision is correct and that it clearly emphasized that the federal government should not be engaged in forcing people of different walks of life to buy health insurance and penalize them for not getting insured. Historically, the healthcare reform campaign had passed through decades of intense debates not just in the political arena but also in society in general. The reform failed during the time of Clinton administration but succeeded during President Barack Obama’s first fourteen months in office.

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