AirTalk for July 15, 2013

Zimmerman protests

George Zimmerman verdict in: What happens now?

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year, was acquitted of all charges Saturday after a 16-hour deliberation by the jury.
prison
Thousands of California inmates have been on a hunger strike since early last week in protest of prisons’ use of indefinite solitary confinement and calling better overall prison conditions.
Despite opposition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District board approved restrictions Friday on the fire pits Southern California beaches. The restrictions will keep fire pits at least 700 feet from the nearest residence.
Obesity
City of Hope researchers believe they’ve found a gene that links obesity, cancer and diabetes back to a single human gene. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that RLIP76, a gene that removes toxic agents from cells, may play a significant role weight gain and may also be related to cancer and diabetes.
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