Closing Arguments to Begin in George Zimmerman Murder Trial

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_8d8170d455.jpgGary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) -- Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the George Zimmerman murder trial.  The jury could get the case as early as Friday. Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012.  

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Asiana Airlines Passengers' 911 Calls Released

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_448287d21b.jpgEzra Shaw/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Panicked passengers on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 pleaded with 911 operators to send first responders and ambulances to help the injured victims minutes after the plane crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport last weekend.

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James Holmes Admits to Aurora Theater Shootings, Claims ‘Psychotic Episode’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_adc0a58e63.jpgRJ Sangosti/The Denver Post(DENVER) -- Attorneys for James Holmes admitted their client committed the mass shooting last July at an Aurora Colorado movie theater, claiming he was, “in the throes of a psychotic episode. Holmes has already pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, leaving little question about who committed the shooting.

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Schumer Wants Other Countries to Adopt US Airline Standards

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_08f8a41b8d.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer wants other countries to train their pilots just as extensively as American airlines do. “There is no reason that American passengers should be put at risk by poorly trained pilots in other countries,”  Schumer, D-N.Y., said during a press conference at the U.S. Senate Wednesday with Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.

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Church Flooded with Calls After Posting Baby Adoption Plea

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_4eba594746.jpgPixland/Thinkstock(GAINESVILLE, Va.) -- A Virginia church says it has received hundreds of calls from people around the world offering to adopt an unborn child with Down syndrome who otherwise would have been aborted. After the unborn child came to the attention of Rev. Thomas Vander Woude of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va., an urgent plea was posted Monday on the church's Facebook page.

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