George Zimmerman granted bail

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A Florida judge set bail at a hearing on Friday at $150,000 for George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

According to ABC Action News the conditions of bail include wearing an ankle monitor to be tracked by the Seminole Sheriff's Office, and he must remain unarmed.

Zimmerman's attorney told the media that there is concern for his clients safety and will not be released until sometime next week to ensure his security.

In an attempt to calm the agitation around community over the case, Zimmerman made an apology to the Martin's parents in court on Friday, PBS News Hour reported. "I wanted to say I am sorry the loss of your son," Zimmerman said. "I did not know how old he was and I did not know if he was armed or not."

Benjamin Crump, who is the attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents, said he did not believe the apology was sincere.

Deadly plane crash in Pakistan

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A passenger plane crash in Pakistan killed all 127 people onboard as it was trying to land at the airport in Islamabad on Friday.

According to IBN World the aircraft was a Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 that took off from Karachi and was heading to the capital city in poor weather conditions, which included violent rain, wind and thunderstorms.

Villagers and rescue workers worked together to search for bodies among the wreckage that was scattered out over a one-kilometer area, India Today reported.

"The plane burst into air like a ball of fire," an eyewitness at the crash site said. "There were bodies all around."

India Today reported that this was Bhoja Air's first evening flight from Karachi. The airline had just restarted operations after it was discontinued because of financial difficulties in 2001.

NFL Commissioner pushes for new Viking stadium

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A visit to the capital in St. Paul from NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell, helped push the Viking Stadium bill through the senate committee on Friday.

According to Kare 11, Goodell emerged from the meeting with lawmakers saying there were no threats of the team leaving involved and that it was a productive session.

"The time has come to pass the legislation to assure the Vikings will be here a long time," Goodell told the media. "Let's get this addressed."

WCCO reported that lawmakers put aside the Arden Hills plan and focused on the $1 Billion downtown stadium site where the Metrodome is currently located. They have limited time to pass the bill before the session is done in a little over a week.

Final flight for Shuttle Discovery

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Shuttle Discovery, the nation's longest flying spacecraft made its final flight on Tuesday during a spectacular sighting seeing tour around some of the Washington D.C. landmarks.

The spacecraft took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and circled the capital before making its final stop in Virginia where it will be put on display at the Smithsonian.

According to Fox News, Shuttle Discovery made a total of 27 trips into space and is NASAs most traveled spacecraft.

"The Discovery was in great shape when she landed," former Discovery astronaut Michael Barrett said in a report with ABC News. "This is the way you want to end a program."

ABC News reported when the shuttle arrives at the Smithsonian on Thursday, cranes will be used to lift the shuttle off the plane in an extremely "delicate" process.

Jack Jablonski goes home

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After three and a half months of physical therapy, Jack Jablonksi finally went home on Wednesday.

The Benilde St. Margaret's sophomore was paralyzed in December after being checked from behind in a Junior Varsity hockey game. Doctors initially warned that he would not get much movement back.

But as he said goodbye to a parade of nurses and support at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Center, he was smiling, sitting up straight, and moving his arms around, KSTP reported.

"I've gotten a lot stronger in my movement and strength." Jablonski told Kare 11. "I guess I'm a lot stronger than I thought I was."

His next step will be physical therapy from home four days a week, Kare 11 reported.

KSTP also reported that as a result of Jablonski's injury, harsher consequences will be enforced in Minnesota high school hockey for checking from behind, boarding, and contact with a players head.

Thousands of Filipinos commemorated the end of lent during the days leading up to Easter with gory religious sacraments that included whipping their backs, carrying wooden crosses, and nailing themselves to crosses.

According to Reuters, these practices are widely discouraged by Catholic leaders but many Catholic Filipinos are devoted to the tradition which is believed to get rid of sins and cure illness.

In nearby village's followers of the religion watched as devotees wearing thrones made of twigs were nailed to crosses by men dressed as "Roman centurions" in reenactments of Jesus Christ's suffering, Seattlepi reported.

Catholicism is the dominant religion in the Philippines, practiced by over 80 percent of Filipinos, Reuters reports.

U.S. Military School holds first gay pride events

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Norwich University, the oldest private military academy in the country held its first gay pride festivities and events in the history of the school.

The Associated Press reported "condom Olympics" and "queer prom" were just a few of the names of the events held at the military school that consists of 1,300 cadets and 1,100 civilian students.

The organized events were planned by the gay student club at the school, who felt comfortable in establishing the group in response to the end of "Don't Ask, don't Tell" military policy.

Though there has been a new openness of sexuality in the atmosphere of the school, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that members of Norwich's Christian Fellowship have expressed their conflicting viewpoints. Still they have managed to work together in creating a nonjudgmental environment.

Hipsters showcase Kristin Stewart

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Los Angeles hipsters are presenting unique artwork inspired by Twilight's Kristin Stewart at Meltdown Comics in a showcase called "Muchos K-Stew" and it has some of the actresses fans upset over what they believe is an insulting event.

One art piece has already been revealed and displays a painting of the actress spewing blood out of the mouth. 89.3 KPCC claimed that the event is in fact "poking fun" at the actress who is known for showing little emotion in the vampire series.

89.3 KPCC also reported that the event will feature Kristin Stewart themed drinks and several Los Angeles comedians will be present, such as Steve Agee, Eric Appel, and Peter Atencio.

According to International Business Times the entire Kristin Stewart themed exhibit will run from April 7-20th.

Not your typical restaurant

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Dick's Last Resort is the latest restaurant to open at the Mall of America and it gives customer service an entire new meaning, specializing in sarcasm and offensiveness.

Oddly located near Hooters and the Princess Diana exhibit, the restaurant filled the 10 year vacant space previously occupied by Planet Hollywood, reports CBS Minnesota.

According to the Star Tribune, quirky employees of the restaurant go through a series of interviews that are more like auditions and consist of charades, improvisation, and competitions.

The vibe of the place can best be described by a grandmother's tall paper hat that read "I lost my virginity to George Washington."

The menu consists of the standard Southern food in proportionally large sizes of ribs, catfish, burgers and more.

The restaurant is part of chain of restaurants that has been around for 27 years and is doing very well in the land of Minnesota nice, the Star Tribune reported.

Minnesotans rally for Trayvon Martin

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Thousands of people gathered outside of Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota Thursday night to show support for slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

According to Kare 11, an estimated five thousand people attended the rally, many wearing hoodies, and spoke out against racial profiling and gun violence.

The Minnesota Daily reported that the rally started as a Facebook event created by student Jenny Belsito, who initially thought it would be just a small gathering.

The event consisted of speeches by numerous speakers that lasted for about an hour followed by a march around the campus.

The university police worked with the rally organizers to help ensure a safe and peaceful gathering, the Minnesota Daily reported.