Protests kill 7 in Cairo; Mexican drug cartel leader captured; Juror from Zimmerman trial discusses verdict; freight trains to the U.S. border are more closely examined; Senate reaches tentative deal to avoid party-line vote; Virginia state officials move forward in restoring voting rights to nonviolent felons. Meanwhile, we can now find Carmen Sandiego, Prince Harry look-alike sneaks in to see Kate, and Carly Rae Jepsen proves no hand-eye coordination is necessary to sing.
Egypt turmoil: Seven killed in Cairo clashes, http://rtvote.com/15ioEwQ
Seven people have been killed in Cairo in overnight clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The clashes came as a senior US envoy visited Egypt and remarked that it had been given a “second chance” at democracy.
Leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel captured, http://rtvote.com/12D5y5X
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel was captured on Monday by Mexican Marines who intercepted a pickup truck with $2 million in cash. Trevino Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard, an accountant, and 8 guns. He is now charged with the kidnapping and killing of 265 migrants.
Juror: ‘No doubt’ that George Zimmerman feared for his life, http://rtvote.com/15ipZnr
One of the female jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman, identified in CNN’s interview as Juror B37, is the first juror to speak publically about the case. She said she believes Zimmerman’s “heart was in the right place” the night he shot Trayvon Martin, but that he didn’t use “good judgment” in confronting the Florida teen.
In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants, http://rtvote.com/12D7hYZ
Central Americans have been catching freight trains to the U.S. border for years, risking injury or worse for a free ride and a path clear of Mexican government checkpoints. Although illegal immigration to the U.S. is at its lowest point in four decades, the number of Central Americans going north has soared, placing new attention on the rail system taking thousands to the boarder each year.
Senate reaches tentative deal on nuclear option, http://rtvote.com/15iDTWy
Senators have reached a tentative deal to avert the “nuclear option” on filibuster rules. The proposal is not yet agreed upon by the White House but Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said, “ it is a compromise.”
In VA, Bid to Restore Rights to Nonviolent Felons, http://rtvote.com/15irQIX
“For past offenders, our goal is to grant civil rights back to as many as possible” said Governor Bob McDonnell. On Monday, state officials in VA outlined steps for thousands of nonviolent felons to regain their right to vote. Myrna Perez, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice, said the move by VA is part of a national trend as states recognize that the denial of basic rights to offenders serves little societal good.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s Hilariously Bad First Pitch- Watch!, http://rtvote.com/15iBuvd
Prince Harry Look-Alike (and a Bear!) Visit Kate Middleton’s Hospital Ahead of Royal Baby’s Birth, http://rtvote.com/12Djddp
‘Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?’ Returning To PBS?, http://rtvote.com/15iD14d
Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi film gets a Comic-Com panel and a new title, http://rtvote.com/190Qkf1
Dave Matthews hitchhikes to his own concert, http://rtvote.com/190QsuR