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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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    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

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    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:41:39 GMT

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
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