Today’s News & Culture Buzz

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford (Photo credit: werthmedia)

As the Seoul nuclear summit continues, world leaders seek an agreement to minimize the use of bomb-grade Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) in reactors to reduce the risks of material falling into the wrong hands. Oral arguments continued today, day 2 of the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of the Affordable Care Act; opinions leaning toward the individual mandate being struck down; more tomorrow. Also in D.C., Trayvon Martin’s parents visited Capitol Hill to attend a hearing on racial profiling, as federal investigators continue to dig into the teenager’s death. Tense moments in the air this morning as a JetBlue captain was subdued by passengers after screaming about al-Qaida, bombs, and Iraq on a flight bound from New York to Las Vegas. In Maine, the husband of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree increased his stake in the company that owns The Portland Press Herald and two other daily newspapers, and more than two dozen Democrats held a news conference accusing officials of a DHHS cover-up.

  • World – Seoul nuclear summit: North Korea snubs Barack Obama over missile – Telegraph
  • Law – Fate of mandate hangs in the balance – The Plum Line – The Washington Post | NBC Politics – Supreme Court expresses skepticism over constitutionality of health care mandate – NBC.com | Conservative Justices Challenge Government Over Health Law – WSJ.com
  • Nation – Trayvon Martin parents in D.C., George Zimmerman says he was attacked – Slate | Passengers: Pilot screamed about threats from al-Qaida, bombs aboard jet | Amarillo Globe-News
  • Maine – Sussman-owned group acquires 75-percent share of MaineToday Media — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine | Maine Democrats charge DHHS cover-up – The Portland Press Herald
  • Sport – U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Won’t Be Going to the Olympics – National – The Atlantic Wire

Other Reading:

Awesome Thing(s) of the Day: 

  • Third-Grader Sinks Amazing Half-Court Buzzer Beater With Baseball-Style Heave (Video) – Offbeat – NESN.com
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