News From Around the Web: March 6

March 6th, 2013

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In today’s top news, President Obama will meet with Senate and House Republicans next week, the number of anti-government groups have grown since Obama’s re-election and George Zimmerman has waived his right to a “Stand Your Ground” hearing in April.

Obama will go to Capitol Hill next week to meet with Republicans about the sequester. [The Washington Post]

The number of “anti-government” groups has grown since the president’s re-election. [Black Voices]

George Zimmerman has waived his right to a “Stand Your Ground” hearing in April. [Huffington Post]

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson wants the FBI to investigate the death of Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian. [AP]

Lawmakers are seeking a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson’s racially motivated imprisonment a century ago. [BlackAmericaWeb]

Kanye West vents displeasure after being ranked No. 7 on MTV’s “Hottest MCs in the Game” list. [BET]

The Pentagon’s military honor for drone pilots and cyberwarriors has sparked debate. [ABCNews]

Venezuela has declared seven days of mourning for the death of former President Hugo Chavez. [CNN]

Syria’s refugee count has reached 1 million. [Reuters]

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