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George Zimmerman

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The shooter in the Trayvon Martin killing, George Zimmerman, has posted bond Sunday evening.

MSNBC reports that the bail was set earlier Sunday at 150 thousand dollars. At that time his family was not able to collect the money needed for bail.

Later Sunday, ABC News reports that Zimmerman has posted the 150 thousand dollars in bail.

Both MSNBC and ABC report that Zimmerman is expected to go into hiding during the time before trial but will be expected to stay in Florida. He will be required to wear and ankle braclet, refrain from drinking alcohol, and will not be allowed to handle firearms.

Red Bulls come Home

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The Minnesota National Guard "Red Bulls" are coming home today after a long deployment.

CBS Minnesota reports that the Red Bulls will be arriving all over the state, starting April 17th. "It was great to be there at the end of the war, to see everything shut down with such efficiency," said Lt. Seth Miletich. "Pretty long war."

It is unanimous that all of the "Red Bulls" are ready to get home.

Fox 9 reports that the public will be invited to greet the "Red Bulls" home. The troops have been gone for a week.

The Rolling Hills Of Augusta

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On the Greens of Augusta National, Bubba Watson sunk a putt that won him his first green jacket on Sunday.

Bubba Watson is a golfer known for his long drive and on Easter Sunday while decked out in all white he used those drives to will the prestigious Masters golf tournament.

According to The New York Times, "Watson closed with a four-under-par 68 Augusta National Golf Club, one stroke better than Oosthuizen (the leader going into Sunday), as both finished at 10-under 278."

The USA Today reports that the day was sunny and without many clouds or wind.

Augusta National Golf Club has been the host of the masters since 1934.

Obama Gains Women Voters

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In a recent Gallup Poll, some female voters have switched from voting for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama.

According to USA Today, six out of 10 women now support Obama as opposed to the middle of February when only a little over half supported Obama.

The speculation of this comes from Romney's promise to end Planned parenthood". Meaning that he would allow employers to not cover contraception in their health care plans.

A blogger from The Moderate Voice reports that Romney still leads among all men by a single point, but Obama still leads all women by 18 points.

The survey consists of 933 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4 points. The swing states surveyed are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Santorum on Public Schools

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At a speech in Columbus, Ohio during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum bashed the American public school system, a long with many other things.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Santorum, who home-schools his children, thinks that the American public school system is stuck in the era of the Industrial Revolution and "anachronistic".
Santorum is quotes as saying that the school system is stuck in the factory age and that, "back in the age of Henry Ford. You get what we give you. One color, two models. It wouldn't work for Henry Ford today, and it won't work for America today."
This is not the first time Santorum has said such disparaging things about the public school system says The New York Times.
Santorum also took time to talk about the President Obama's Christianity. "I'm just saying he's imposing his values on the church, and I think that's wrong," Said Santorum, adding that he did not believe Mr. Obama was less of a Christian for doing so, reports The Times.
The Obama campaign said the comments were "The lowest low in the Republican primary campaign."
Santorum has previously come underfire by charging tax payers for his children's education through a online charter school, reports The Times.

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