Amanda Bynes appeared in a Manhattan court as the judge set a date for her pretrial hearing. She is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from a May 23 incident in which she allegedly tossed a ... more 
Amanda Bynes appeared in a Manhattan court as the judge set a date for her pretrial hearing. She is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from a May 23 incident in which she allegedly tossed a bong from her 36th-floor apartment. The outfit she chose for the appearance? A long, bleached-out aqua wig, sweats, tennis shoes and a tank top. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, frustrated by a dysfunctional and unpopular Congress that has been unable to perform basic tasks such as agreeing on a federal budget, may soon seek an unprecedented rules change in the Senate. The Nevada Democrat's aim would be to strip Republicans of their ability to stop President Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees with filibusters A forensic pathologist, testifying for the defense in the George Zimmerman trial, described Trayvon Martin's traumatic last moments alive as he bled to death in the grass after being shot at close range. "If he was involved in a struggle you expect his heart to be going, beating -- especially after he had been shot -- more than a 100 times a minute," said Dr. Vincent Di Maio. "You are losing 1,500 cc's {cubic centimeters) in a minute. That's about a quarter of his blood supply." less 
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