Cheat Sheet: October 17, 2012

Zimmerman trial scheduled for June

George Zimmerman’s trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin will begin on June 10, a Florida judge ruled on Wednesday. Zimmerman confessed to killing Martin in March, claiming he was using Florida’s Stand Your Ground law to defend himself against the 17-year-old. The lack of immediate charges against Zimmerman led to a national outcry both in support and against him. (Source)

Violent crime up in the U.S.

The rate of violent crime in the U.S. increased last year for the first time since 1993, the Justice Department said. The increase is attributed to a 22 percent jump in assaults. (Source)

Daily Vitamin intake may reduce cancer risk

Taking multivitamins may reduce your risk of cancer, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health announced on Wednesday. The clinical trial that followed 15,000 male doctors for more than a decade showed that the incident rate of cancer was a roughly 8 percent less among those taking vitamins than those ingesting a placebo. (Source)

Early polls suggest Obama won debate

Early polls showed that a majority of viewers believed that an aggressive President Obama won Tuesday night’s debate at Hofstra University. A CNN poll of registered voters showed that 46 percent of viewers gave Obama the win, while only 39 percent believed Mitt Romney had carried the debate. An instant CBS News poll found that 37 percent of voters thought Obama won, 30 percent thought Romney was the victor, and 33 percent called it a tie. (Source)

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