Kayla's Morning Kickstart

George Zimmerman to press charges

George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin is now suing the family of the killed 17-year-old for $100 million. According to the lawsuit, Zimmerman accuses Martin's family, friends and legal representatives of framing him and lying during the trial. According to CNN, since the first trial, Zimmerman has been involved in many domestic incidents and in 2016, he put the gun used to kill Martin up for auction. His lawyer once filed a lawsuit falsely claiming former President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.


Changes to SNAP

Hundreds of thousands of people could soon lose access to food stamps. The Trump administration yesterday decided on stricter rules for work requirements for people to have access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. 18 to 49 year olds who are considered able-bodied are required to work 20 hours a week to receive benefits, but states can waive that requirement. The new rule would crack down on waivers. The federal program provides assistance to more than 36 million people. If the rules goes into effect, close to 700,000 people could lose access.


History of Impeachment

CNN reports that four constitutional law professors took a step back from specific details to provide a more historical background in impeachment. They looked at the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors," and if the president's actions qualified as such.


Pearl Harbor shooting

A US sailor shot and killed two people and injured one more before killing himself yesterday on the grounds of Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard, reports CNN. A Navy commander described the shooter as an active-duty US sailor assigned to the USS Columbia, a submarine in dry dock at the base for standard maintenance work.

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