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Florida Judge Denies Delay To George Zimmerman Trial

In Sanford, Fla., a state judge ruled that George Zimmerman — the Neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin — will go to trial as scheduled on June 10. Zimmerman's defense asked the judge for more time and accused prosecutors of withholding important information. But on that — and many other motions — the judge ruled against Zimmerman and in favor of the state.
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'Virtual Currency' Used To Hide Large Money Laundering Scheme

Federal prosecutors in New York say they have arrested five men associated with a digital currency company called Liberty Reserve. The men are accused of running a $6 billion money laundering scheme that prosecutors say was a "bank of choice for the criminal underworld."
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Obama And Chris Christie Tour Rebuilding On Jersey Shore

Seven months ago, President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surveyed the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. On Tuesday, the two reunited for a tour of the Jersey Shore to see how it has recovered.
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Little Dog Does A Big Job In Oregon

He can't see, and he's not very big — but as dogs go, Xander the pug is having a big impact on Klamath Falls, Ore. The blind pup even made the front page of the local paper, for bringing empathy and happiness to people for whom such things are in short supply.

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