Syria receives arms from Sudan; jurors discuss disagreements in Boston mobster case; and near-death experience may be categorized by heightened electrical surge in the brain. Meanwhile, the best-dressed stars from 2013 Teen Choice Awards are announced; Justin Bieber breaks a charity record; and Bethenny Frankel talks about her divorce.
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Army Shipments Seen From Sudan to Syrian Rebels, http://rtvote.com/16IAyAX
In Syria, rebels have not received support from the West and thus have struggled to arm themselves. Now, they have found Sudan as a supplier. This was surprising because of Sudan’s international arms embargo, and the country’s close ties with Iran (a supporter of the Syrian government).
Bulger juror describes “stressful” deliberations, http://rtvote.com/16IAIIu
On Monday, Boston mobster James Bulger was convicted of a series of gang crimes. A juror on the trial discusses the case as unbelievable yet compelling, but says that there was disagreement among the jurors.
Hannah Anderson didn’t know kidnapper killed family, http://rtvote.com/13VZPc8
After 6 days at the mercy of her kidnapper James DiMaggio, Hannah Anderson returned home without any prior knowledge of the brutal fate of her mother and brother.
Near-death experiences are ‘electrical surge in dying brain,’ http://rtvote.com/13W04nI
A new study finds that the brain is more active during a dying state than while the body and mind are awake. This may explain the heightened consciousness people experience in near-death situations.
N.C. sued soon after voter ID bill signed into law, http://rtvote.com/16IApgR
North Carolina’s Governor, Patrick McCrory, has signed the state’s new voting bill into law, preventing or impeding many of the state’s citizens from voting. On Monday, several civil rights groups filed lawsuits in federal court challenging the law.
Selena Gomez, Nina Dobrev and More Best Dressed Stars at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, http://rtvote.com/1a29X6N
Filmmaker George Lucas, wife welcome baby girl via surrogate, http://rtvote.com/13W0BWH
Justin Bieber Breaks Charity Record After Granting 200th Wish, http://rtvote.com/16ID6io
Bethenny Frankel Talks “Brutal” Divorce, http://rtvote.com/1a2amX4
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