Dan Master | News & Features Editor
Last week, George Zimmerman, after having been abandoned by his attorneys, turned himself into authorities after having been charged with the 2nd degree murder of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is expected to plead not guilty, citing Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law as his support, meaning that he will have to testify in the trial against himself.
After a long, arduous process, Senator Rick Santorum bowed out of the race for the republican presidential nomination. He stepped down, speculatively, to avoid an embarrassing defeat in his home state of Pennsylvania to his opponent, Mitt Romney.
North Korean Rocket
Last Friday, North Korea conducted a long range rocket test, or at least they tried to. After 90 seconds of flight, the rocket fell apart 75 miles into the test. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, reported that the rocket plummeted to the ocean after its flight was unsuccessful.
Instagram, the rapidly rising social media photo sharer, was acquired by Facebook on Monday the 9th for 1 billion dollars. Many users of instagram are weary about what Facebook will do with their program and wonder whether or not the integrity of the service will be maintained.
Coast Guard Members Shot
Last Thursday, two coast guard members were found dead at the Kodiak, Alaska base. The two were found in the communications station. Investigators are unsure whether or not their deaths were the result of a double suicide or a double murder. The FBI, along with state and local police, were dispatched to investigate the deaths.