FROM Barbara Liston
George Zimmerman Appears in Court Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said on NBC's Today Show this morning that she thinks George Zimmerman shot her son " by accident ." (She has since retracted that statement.) In any case, Zimmerman — who wasn't arrested after the killing in Sanford, Florida — is now in custody, charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman appeared in court today. Barbara Liston is reporting for the Reuters News Service .
The airline electronics ban and what it means President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on some foreign airlines flying direct to the US. It's causing confusion as well as inconvenience. Is the motive really just increased security?
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?