The George Zimmerman trial begins Thursday morning with additional testimony from Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old woman who was the last person to speak with Trayvon Martin. Stay with NBCNews.com for updates from Sanford, Florida.
In the opinion pages: The New York Times' Frank Bruni saw progress in the Supreme Court rulings released Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal editorial board believes the rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA leave plenty of questions.
National Journal's Matt Berman looks at the financial impact at the federal level of the Supreme Court decision to scuttle the Defense of Marriage Act.