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Judge scuttles George Zimmerman’s fantasy of buying Darren Wilson a new home by tossing suit against NBC

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A defamation lawsuit by George Zimmerman against a television news station has been thrown out by an appeals court this week, ClickOrlando reports.

Zimmerman had sued NBC, claiming the network had edited audio from the 911 call he made while following unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin, making it seem that Zimmerman was suspicious of the youngster because of his skin color. Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin and subsequent exoneration launched a contemporary racial justice movement.

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Zimmerman had complained the station edited out a question from the emergency dispatcher asking what Martin’s race was.

“There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice,” Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled last year, noting Zimmerman is a public figure. The appeals court didn’t issue a written explanation of its ruling this week.

The former neighborhood watchman who became an infamous symbol of racial injustice when he killed the 17-year-old Martin in 2012 seemed to think he was about to catch a windfall from the lawsuit. His recent Twitter feed shows him fantasizing about how he will spend the money.

Zimmerman tweeted he wants to buy former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson a new home and car.

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Wilson last year shot and killed unarmed black teenager Mike Brown and was cleared of wrongdoing, again sparking civil rights protests in what would become the Black Lives Matter movement.

Zimmerman also daydreams about starting a foundation, giving a large sum to Wilson, paying back supporters who footed the bills for his legal expenses and buying himself a new assault weapon.

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As of Thursday, Zimmerman seems to have gotten the news that his suit was unsuccessful.

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#ILeftTheGOP: Former Republicans reveal why they fled the party in wake of Trump’s latest coverup

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Leaked contents from former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book sent shock waves through Washington, D.C. on Sunday and raised the possibility that Senate Republicans will be seen as engaging in a blatant coverup if they don't agree to have him testify.

In the wake of the Bolton bombshell, several former Republicans took to Twitter to explain why they left the party by using the hashtag "#ILeftTheGOP."

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Adam Schiff: GOP senators should allow Bolton to testify or face the music when his book comes out

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) -- who is leading the impeachment prosecution of Donald Trump on the Senate floor -- said Republicans can now either agree to let former national security adviser John Bolton to testify about the president's Ukraine scandal or face the wrath of voters when the former White House aide's book comes out.

Late Sunday the New York Times reported, "President Trump directly tied the withholding of almost $400 million in American security aid to investigations that he sought from Ukrainian officials, according to an unpublished manuscript of a book that John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, wrote about his time in the White House." 

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GOP senators privately demanding to know why White House set them up to take the fall over Bolton: report

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As of Monday morning, Republican senators have made no direct comments yet about the bombshell New York Times report revealing former National Security Adviser John Bolton's allegation that President Donald Trump directly told him he had tied military aid for Ukraine to a public announcement of an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's family.

However, according to Times reporter Maggie Haberman, some Republicans are privately angry with the White House for boxing them into a political corner, with some demanding to know what they knew and when about the manuscript Bolton was going to release:

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