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What's News Today, Thursday, July 11, 2013

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This morning at the White House, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet with top senators from both sides of the aisle to discuss immigration reform. There are no specifics or a timetable from house republicans right now on how they'll move forward on the legislation.

George Zimmerman is said to be worried about the possibility he could face life in prison if convicted of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. Closing arguments begin today. The jury could get the case Friday.

Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt is scheduled to be in court today to appeal his misconduct conviction related to the 2011 Memorial Day shooting involving former deputy Jonathan Agee in which Agee's ex-wife was killed and a state trooper shot in Montgomery County. Hunt's $500 fine and 30 day jail sentence is suspended pending the appeal.

Republican leaders are preparing to split a massive farm bill in two and vote on it today. A smaller version was released late Wednesday, dropping a politically sensitive section that would have made small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.

The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, will unveil a bipartisan poll of Virginians' attitudes on equality following the recent historic decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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