News Appetizers: Can’t Top Thursday’s Joy!

It’s one of those news days where things are interesting but nothing is as awesome as the overturn of DOMA and Prop. 8. But let’s see what’s going on, shall we?

A man has been indicted in a scheme to blackmail Romney over tax returns. NPR

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine sergeant found guilty of killing an Iraqi civilian. NPR

New federal rules will limit the sale of junk food in school vending machines. CNN

In the Zimmerman trial, their star witness was cross-examined. Her testimony is damning for Zimmerman, but the defense did its best to discredit her. Los Angeles Times

Texas carried out its 500th execution. But they totally believe in sanctity of life, guys. Al Jazeera 

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder. New York Times

Immigration overhaul passed in the Senate. Will it make it through the house? NYTimes

So, that’s the news. But DOMA’s done, so let’s party!

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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