‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith found dead; George Zimmerman found not-guilty; people in LA protest in response to verdict in George Zimmerman murder trial; Snowden has docs that outline how the NSA works; U.S. embassy reopens in Cairo; and trial begins today over controversial PA voter ID law. Meanwhile, Kelly Osbourne gets engaged; Selena Gomez pays tribute to friend, Cory Monteith; and celebrities ‘tweet’ about Zimmerman not guilty verdict.
‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Found Dead, http://rtvote.com/18Yb6Mi
Saturday afternoon, Cory Monteith, star of the Fox show “Glee”, was found dead in his Vancouver, Canada hotel room. When Monteith didn’t check out at his scheduled time, staff went to his room and discovered his body. The cause of death is unknown, but police have ruled out foul play in the death of the 31-year old actor. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Zimmerman not-guilty verdict unlikely to be the end of Trayvon Martin saga in court, http://rtvote.com/18YbNVX
On Saturday night, George Zimmerman was able to shed the GPS device that had monitored his movements before he was acquitted of manslaughter and second-degree murder charges in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. But, drama over the case continues with demonstrations across the country, debate about wrongful-death lawsuits, and Web-site-crashing demands for filing of federal civil rights charges.
Police declare unlawful assembly in Hollywood; make arrests, http://rtvote.com/18YdVNu
In response to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder case, about 80 protestors gathered in front of the CNN building in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard shortly after midnight Monday, chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” More than 100 LA police officers in riot gear converged on the crowd and began making arrests. Some of the protestors were carrying signs that said “We Are All Trayvon Martin.” Protestors also amassed in San Francisco, Oakland, and New York City.
‘Guardian’ journalist: Snowden docs contain NSA ‘blueprint’, http://rtvote.com/15fIDwg
Edward Snowden has highly sensitive documents on how the National Security Agency (NSA) is structured and operates that could harm the U.S. government, but has insisted they not be made public. Glenn Greenwald, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper who first reported on the leaks, said the disclosure would allow “somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does what it does.”
U.S. reopens Egypt embassy as envoy arrives in Cairo, http://rtvote.com/15fJuwY
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo reopened Monday as a senior Washington official was due to hold talks with the nation’s military-supported leaders. The embassy was closed to the public for two weeks amid widespread unrest and mass protests in Tahrir Square, which is very close to the embassy.
Trial to measure lawfulness of PA voter ID law, http://rtvote.com/15fHlRV
A trial is set to begin Monday on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law. The case represents a major step toward a judicial ruling on whether the photo requirement should be enforced at polling places statewide or thrown out as unconstitutional. Officials on both sides say that they expect the state Supreme Court to ultimately decide the case.
Dina Lohan: Oprah Winfrey Will Be Lindsay Lohan’s “Mentor”, http://rtvote.com/12AyWK5
Kelly Osbourne Is Engaged to Matthew Mosshart, http://rtvote.com/18YcA9i
Selena Gomez Pays Tribute to Cory Monteith, Posts Affectionate Photo on Twitter, http://rtvote.com/15fGwZf
David Beckham to Kate Middleton and Prince William: Name the Royal Baby David!, http://rtvote.com/15fGEb2
Celebrities React To George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict, http://rtvote.com/15fH1T8