News From Around the Web: March 13

March 13th, 2013

(Photo: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

In today’s top news, Florida’s lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned for ties to a company linked to illegal gambling, two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, go on trial for rape charges and a study states new voter ID laws have discriminated against young Black and Latino voters.

Florida’s lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned because of her ties to an Internet cafe company that is now under federal investigation. [AP]

In Steubenville, Ohio, two high school football players go on trial on charges of raping a 16-year-old girl last summer. [NY Times]

A new study says that new voter ID laws disproportionately impacted young Black and Latino voters. [International Business Times]

House Republicans are sending mixed signals in an agreement to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget. [AP]

The search continues for Terrilynn Monette, a New Orleans teacher, who has been missing for two weeks. [CNN]

A Chicago man has launched a social media campaign to end gun violence. [NBC Chicago]

Johnny Williams of Oakland, California, is free after spending 14 years in prison for a rape he never committed. [NBC Bay Area]

Dennis Rodman is in Rome supporting Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to be the first Black pope. [AP]

The London Teaching Pool is complaining about inquiries from schools appearing not to want teachers of color. [BBCNews]

Cardinals will begin another round of voting to select the next pope. [Washington Post

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