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The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

"Good morning. 'F*****g punks, these a**holes all get away.'"

Justices to rule on Obama recess appointments

President Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency-- made without Senate confirmation-- will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power.

5 things to know about marijuana in the U.S.

There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

 A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.

Wallenda walks fine line high above river gorge

His high-wire walk didn't start well. Perched on a 2-inch-thick metal cable, 1,500 feet in the air, daredevil Nik Wallenda spat on his hands and wiped the soles of his moccasins.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

Obama to tackle climate change in speech

President Barack Obama will announce his plans to "reduce carbon pollution" in a climate change speech next week, the White House announced Saturday.

Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; 2 dead

A stunt plane crashed at an Ohio air show on Saturday, killing two people, organizers said. A wing walker was performing on a Stearman biplane when it plunged to the ground, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

Snowden on the run, seeks asylum in Ecuador

Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Ecuador, the South American country's foreign ministry announced Sunday as the United States urged countries to rebuff the leaker.

WikiLeaks: Snowden arrives in Moscow

The global cat-and-mouse hunt for Edward Snowden took a dramatic turn Sunday when the man wanted on U.S. espionage charges fled Hong Kong and reportedly arrived in Russia.