Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman's Bond Revoked

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Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman's Bond Revoked
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The Orlando Sentinel's Jeff Weiner is reporting via Twitter that George Zimmerman's bail has been revoked, and that Zimmerman must surrender within 48 hours.

Weiner reports that the prosecution is saying Zimmerman and his wife "may have committed contempt of court by lying," arguing that Zimmerman "misrepresented, misled and deceived the court" during a bond hearing regarding his U.S. passport and his family's financial situation.

[mediaite]

Breaking News of the Day: Obama Backs Gay Marriage [UPDATED]

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Breaking News of the Day: Obama Backs Gay Marriage [UPDATED]
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President Obama has publicly announced his support for gay marriage in an interview today with Robin Roberts.

I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.

Obama, who is the first U.S. president to openly back gay marriage, had come under fire this week for remaining mum on the subject after Joe Biden and Arne Duncan publicly declared their support. The president's announcement comes a day after North Carolina voted in favor of a constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality.

Obama's interview will appear on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday. Excerpts will air tonight on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer.

[abc]

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The military has confirmed that a NATO Black Hawk helicopter has crashed due to poor weather in Afghanistan, and it is not clear whether anyone survived. A crew of four was believed was believed to have been on board. A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the helicopter went down in the Regional Command-Southwest area, which includes the traditional Taliban stronghold of Helmand province.

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Breaking News of the Day: Komen Reverses Course On PP

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Breaking News of the Day: In light of the massive backlash that ensued following Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to defund Planned Parenthood of breast-cancer screening grants, founder and CEO Nancy Brinker has just released a statement on behalf of herself and the charity's Board of

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Breaking News of the Day: No surprises in the Sunshine State: Mitt Romney picked up Florida's 50 delegates with ease, handily defeating rival Newt Gingrich who never really stood a chance.

Despite campaigning in the state throughout the day, Gingrich had all but conc

Breaking News of the Day

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Breaking News of the Day: In one of the closest candidate-selection races in US history, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney switched places several times during the night, but a down-to-the-wire photo finish put the former Governor of Massachusetts ahead by a virtual-tie margin of 8 votes.

To put that in perspective, over 122,000 people turned out to vote.

Among the other candidates,

Follow Up of the Day

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Follow Up of the Day: A North Korean state television presenter, clad all in black, tearfully announces the death of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il as a result of an "advanced acute myocardial infarction" brought on by "a great mental and physical strain."