Zimmerman Targets The MSM; Snowden’s Panic Button; Harry Reid Bipolar On Nuclear Option; NSA Head’s Hunger For Data; A Cure For Cancer?! – Monday Morning News Roundup 7-15-2013

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

  • Saturday night’s not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler. Source: Washington Post…
  • Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald said Saturday U.S. officials should be careful in its pursuit of whistle-blower Edward Snowden. “The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare.” Source: Reuters… 
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is threatening this week to change Senate rules by invoking the “nuclear option” on Senate votes, said in 2008 that resisting Republican efforts to deploy the same weapon in 2005 was “the most important thing I ever worked on” and that use of the tactic “will ruin our country.” Source: White House Dossier…
  • In eight years as director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander has quietly presided over a revolution in the government’s ability to scoop up information in the name of national security. And he’s pushed hard for everything he can get: tools, resources and the legal authority to collect and store vast quantities of raw information on American and foreign communications. Source: Washington Post…
  • A small British company is cautiously touting a breakthrough in the manipulation of the body’s natural immune mechanisms that allow T-cells to target – and possibly even cure – metastatic cancers. Source: The Independent…

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