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Monday, July 15, 2013

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM

GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Knees jerkin', girls workin', workin' till your stomach hurtin'. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

In case you missed it, George Zimmerman prevails in the Trayvon Martin murder case—a trial that experts say was "long on outrage and short on evidence."

And just as expected, Martin supporters are furious and Zimmerman supporters are gloating.

Hundreds of Portlanders march yesterday in a rally to demonstrate against the Zimmerman verdict.

As obstinate Republicans in the Senate continue to slow down the Obama nominee process, the Democrats are pushing for stricter rules on the GOP's favorite way to throw a wrench in the works, the filibuster.

Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday. The cause of death is unknown, but the 31-year-old publicly struggled with addiction issues.

Asiana airlines is suing an Oakland TV station for airing fake (and racist) names of the crashed pilots that phonetically spelled out "Something Wrong" and "We Too Low." WOW.

An Indiana sand dune swallows a six-year-old boy for three-and-a-half hours before he is eventually rescued. (No giant sand worms were reportedly involved.)

Two teenage boys on bikes chase down and rescue a kidnapped girl. (I feel there's a movie quip to be made here... but I can't think of one right now. Little help, people!)

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Sunny today (88 degrees) and all week long, with temps dancing back up into the 90s.

And finally, let's go to our live reporter out in the field to give us some tips on avoiding sunburn, and getting racked in the nuts by a runaway baby stroller. (He was only successful in one of these endeavors.)

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