11:30am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Jury Begins Deliberation On Verdict In George Zimmerman Trial

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 6:23 pm

George Zimmerman arrives in the courtroom for closing arguments in his murder trial on Friday in Sanford, Fla.
Getty Images

(This story was last updated at 6:20 p.m. ET)

Six jurors left a Sanford, Fla., courtroom on Friday to begin deliberating the fate of George Zimmerman, who stands accused of murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

After several hours of deliberations and a request for an inventory of evidence on Friday, the jury, all women, adjourned for the evening. It was scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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11:08am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Report: Beijing, Shanghai Among Worst Airports For Delays

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 1:42 pm

A domestic departures board shows flight delays at Beijing's international airport in January.
Ed Jones AFP/Getty Images

If you think flight delays in the U.S. are bad, try China.

A new report from travel industry monitor FlightStats says China is the world's worst when it comes to delays at major airports.

FlightStats compiled statistics from June for the report, determining that eight of the world's worst airports for flight delays were in China. Beijing and Shanghai topped the list, although New York's LaGuardia had the highest number of flight cancellations.

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11:00am

Fri July 12, 2013
Interviews

Jeff Daniels: Anchoring The Cast Of 'The Newsroom'

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 2:44 pm

After a public meltdown and a wholesale staff defection, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) decides to take a different approach with his nightly news show.
HBO

This interview was originally broadcast on June 20, 2012.

Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom revolves around Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a popular cable-news anchor floating happily along with his nightly newscast, which does well in the ratings but doesn't tend to delve into anything that could offend or alienate anyone.

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10:43am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Is Stepping Down

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 1:14 pm

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Kevin Dietsch UPI/Landov

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Saying the post has been "the highlight of my professional career," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday morning that she is stepping down to become president of the University of California.

Her statement followed a Reuters report that broke the news.

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9:57am

Fri July 12, 2013
It's All Politics

Top Democrat Says Documents Show IRS Also Targeted Liberals

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 12:04 pm

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (right) speaks with the committee's ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings, during a hearing last month.
Charles Dharapak AP

Newly released documents appear to further undermine the idea that Tea Party groups were the only ones given extra scrutiny by the IRS for potential political activity.

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9:51am

Fri July 12, 2013
TED Radio Hour

What Motivates Us To Collaborate?

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 10:02 am

Clay Shirky speaking at TED.
Robert Leslie TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Why We Collaborate.

About Clay Shirky's TEDTalk

Social media guru Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy contributing to the web in our small ways, we're building a better, more cooperative world.

About Clay Shirky

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9:51am

Fri July 12, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Can You Code A Better Government?

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 10:06 am

Jennifer Pahlka speaking about Code for America at the TED conference.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Why We Collaborate.

About Jennifer Pahlka's TEDTalk

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

About Jennifer Pahlka

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8:57am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

On The Economy: Inflation Accelerates; Fed Rumors Rise

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 12:55 pm

A surge in prices at the pump fueled inflation in June.
Jonathan Fickies Landov

The morning's major economic news:

-- Inflation. Wholesale prices rose 0.8 percent in June from May, fueled by a 2.9 percent surge in the price of energy products, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. As drivers can confirm, a 7.2 percent jump in the cost of gasoline was responsible for most of that boost.

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8:51am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: 'I Need Help' San Diego Mayor Says

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in the video statement he released Thursday.
City of San Diego

In a video statement to the people of his city, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner conceded Thursday that he has "failed to fully respect the women who work for me and with me, and that at times, I have intimidated them."

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7:53am

Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Teen Jailed For Facebook Post Expresses Regrets

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 11:36 am

An undated photo of Justin Carter, who's facing a felony "terroristic threat" charge in Texas.
Courtesy Jack Carter

"I certainly would have thought a lot more about what I said. ... People should be very careful about what they say" on social media sites.

That was the word Friday morning on CNN's New Day from Justin Carter, the 19-year-old Texas gamer who was arrested and jailed in February after making a Facebook comment about a school shooting.

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