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Florida Legislature Stands Its Ground On Stand Your Ground; Manning Sentenced To 35 Years; RNC Rich, DNC Poor; Mubarak Leaving Jail; God Told Pope To Quit – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 8-21-2013

August 21, 2013 by  


Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.


  • The Florida legislature voted overwhelmingly not to hold a special session to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Supporters needed a “yes” vote by three-fifths of the Legislature to secure a special session. Source:… 


  • A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. He faced up to 90 years in prison. Source: The Washington Post…


  • The Republican National Committee has raised $5.9 million, while the Democratic National Committee reportedly has $18.5 million in debt. The RNC also has significantly more cash on hand than the Democratic National Committee. It had $12.3 million in cash on hand and no debt at the end of July, while the DNC had $4.1 million in cash on hand and nearly $18.5 million in debt — an increase from the end of June. Source: The Hill…


  • Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. His release might stir more turbulence in Egypt, where the army ousted Mursi, the country’s first freely elected leader, on July 3, saying it was responding to the will of the people following vast protests demanding his removal. Source: Reuters…


  • The former pope Benedict has claimed that his resignation in February was prompted by God, who told him to do it during a “mystical experience.” Source: The Guardian…


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