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House to Vote on Obamacare This Week

House Republicans are set to vote to delay a portion of Obamacare which would require Americans to purchase health insurance by next year.

House Speaker John Boehner explained that the Republican-controlled chamber also will vote to delay the employer mandate because such decisions require congressional authority, then went on to say why delaying only the employer mandate is unfair.

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Zimmerman Verdict Continues to Rock the Nation

There has been little silence since the late-night announcement of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case on Saturday, as thousands of protesters from Florida to California have taken to the streets to protest the verdict.

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Journalist: Snowden Documents Contain NSA 'Blueprint'

According to Glenn Greenwald, a journalist withThe Guardian newspaper, whistleblower and former contractor Edward Snowden has documents amounting to an "instruction manual" on how the National Security Agency works.

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George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

George Zimmerman has been acquitted for both second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The verdict was released late Saturday evening after nearly 16 hours of jury deliberation. Jurors had asked for clarification of manslaughter charges earlier Saturday evening.

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Florida Ranks Third for Largest Graduation Increase Over Last Decade

Florida's graduation rates once sat at the bottom of the pack, but a new national report released by Education Week shows Florida's graduation rate has grown tremendously over the last decade. It's the third-largest increase in the U.S., rising from 52.5 percent in 1999 to 70.4 percent in 2009. Florida's gains were only behind Arizona and New York.

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Homeland Security Chief Napolitano to Resign

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is planning to resign as early as Friday, according to an administration official. Napolitano is the first person to serve as United States secretary of Homeland Security, and has been in the position since 2009.President Barack Obama nominated Napolitano for the position in 2008.

Napolitano is planning on taking a job within the university system in California. She attended Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Snowden Meets with Human Rights Groups

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden met with an array of human-rights groups and activists Friday atSheremetyevo International Airport, according to reports from Interfax.

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Rick Scott Names 2014 Macy's Teacher of the Year

Gov. Rick Scott namedDorina Sackman, an eighth-grade ESOL language arts teacher from Westridge Middle School in Orange County as2014 Macy's Teacher of the Year on Thursday at Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios in Orlando. Hundreds of teachers attended the event, which was hosted byEmmy Award-winning journalist Deborah Norville. Gov. Rick Scott; Darlene Hanes, Macys executive vice president, regional director of stores; and Florida Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett were at the event to make the announcement.

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Defense Begins Closing Arguments in Zimmerman Case

The defense began its closing arguments Friday morning in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. The defense's closing arguments will then be followed by a one-hour rebuttal by the prosecution. After the rebuttal, the jurors will be sequestered to decide the verdict.

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Zimmerman Jury to Consider Manslaughter charges

With closing arguments scheduled for Thursday afternoon in the George Zimmerman trial, another charge is being added to the second-degree murder charge Zimmerman faces for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

Judge Debra Nelson met with both the prosecution and defense to discuss jury instructions and approved both the second-degree murder charge and a manslaughter charge. The prosecution argued for a third-degree murder charge, but defense attorneys say they only want the jury to consider the second-degree murder charge or not guilty.

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