News From Around the Web: June 28 Edition

June 28th, 2013

In today’s news, the Senate passes a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration system; South Africans prayed all night for an ailing Nelson Mandela; and Trayvon Martin’s friend testified that the encounter with George Zimmerman was racially motivated.

Senate passes its major immigration overhaul. [LA Times]

Prayer vigil for Nelson Mandela after condition improves. [BBC]

Trayvon Martin’s friend testified that encounter was racially charged. [USA Today]

Obama heads to South Africa with Mandela on his mind. [Reuters]

Detroit’s City Council president confronting legal troubles. [BET]

Parents of hazing victim react to FAMU reinstating Marching 100. [CBS Atlanta]

New rules aim to rid schools of junk food.  [BET]

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots denied bail in murder case. [Fox News]

Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft. [LA Times]

Paula Deen dropped by Target, Home Depot, others. [Newsday]

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