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- Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse
- Anthony Weiner on radio? Cumulus says, ‘Never, ever’
- Executive order: Obama ups green-energy mandate on feds to 20 percent
- GOP launches candidate training: How to talk to women
- N.Y.’s Rockefeller Center lights up, as Bloomberg flicks on 76-foot Christmas tree
- Northern Ireland turns to ‘Game of Thrones’ to draw in tourists
- Washington woman live-tweets husband’s horrific car death
- China City of America mulled for New York — with $65M tax dollars
- Yemen defense ministry rocked by suicide bomber, gunfire
The Wrap: From Obama’s call to be wary of the U.S. to Gaga’s gay national anthem, the week that was
Prosecutors in the closely watched, racially charged trial — seeking to convict Mr. Zimmerman of murder in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — have stumbled, analysts say, as several key witnesses have cast doubt on the state’s version of events and on several occasions have portrayed the defendant as a credible, even sympathetic figure.
The U.S. Postal Service has two key programs with the federal government aimed at rooting out terrorism that track and record data on all mail that travels through its offices. The New York Times reported on a U.S. Postal Service “mail cover” program that’s been in place for decades.
That program allows postal workers the ability to record — by hand — all the information on the front and back of letters that are mailed to residences, at the request of law enforcement.
The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, took his oath of office early Thursday, taking over as the country’s interim president. Among his stated priorities: To keep the revolution going.
The ceremony went forth just hours after Egypt’s military forced President Mohammed Morsi from office, The Associated Press reported.
Mr. Mansour will wear his interim president hat until voters select a new leader — and officials have yet to set the date for the election.
The Obama administration this week turned down the request of 367,000 petitioners and refused to label WestboroBaptist Church a hate group. The reason? It’s not the government’s role to designate the church — a 50-member unit that pickets funerals with signs that denounce homosexuality — as a hate group, CNN reported.
The House oversight committee is treading cautiously as it decides how to move ahead with its investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, saying it will consider trading immunity to Lois Lerner in exchange for testimony about how her bureau singled out tea party groups’ nonprofit status applications for extra scrutiny.
Ms. Lerner’s lawyer said Wednesday that she would testify to Congress if lawmakers were willing to erase any legal jeopardy.
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