- George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin on Saturday. The Justice Department is working on determining whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman. After the verdict was announced Obama called for calm.
- Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first reported on Edward Snowden's revelations, has said that the NSA whistleblower has enough information to cause more damage to the American government than anyone else in the history of the U.S.
- At least 38 people have been killed in coordinated bombings in predominantly Shiite cities across Iraq.
- Egypt's public prosecutor has frozen the assets of Islamist leaders.
- American officials believe that Israel targeted Russian-made anti-air missiles in Syria in an airstrike earlier this month.
- Russian police found a bear, ostriches, wild boars, and dozens of Vietnamese immigrants in an underground clothing factory.
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