Top Weekend Links: Zimmerman found not guilty

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George Zimmerman, right, leaves court after Zimmerman's not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013....
George Zimmerman, right, leaves court after Zimmerman's not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013....
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From a courtroom in Sanford to a hotel room in Vancouver, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:

  • “A Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman on Saturday night in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, which touched off an intense national debate about race, guns and self-defense.” (NBC News)
    • “Trayvon Martin supporters, many dressed in hoodies, are demonstrating their anger at the acquittal of George Zimmerman through mostly peaceful protests from coast to coast.” (NBC News)

  • The Texas Senate gave a controversial bill restricting abortion access the final stamp of approval late Friday night. The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Perry, who has already promised to sign it into law. (msnbc)
  • Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced he will not run for U.S. Senate in 2014, surprising many. (Politico)
  • Illinois ended its ban on carrying concealed firearms. It is now legal in all 50 states to carry a concealed firearm. (Slate)
  • Nelson Mandela’s health has reportedly improved. The former South African president could soon be discharged. (NPR)
  • In entertainment news, Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday. Monteith was 31 years old. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Top Weekend Links: Zimmerman found not guilty

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