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George Zimmerman to appear in court
On Thursday morning, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman makes his first court appearance in the February shooting death of unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder. His lawyers say they'll try to get him released today. We will have full coverage of today's hearing on Action News Midday.

Car Seat Safety
Safety experts say the design of most cars doesn't help parents who are trying to install child safety seats. Parents can take their cars and seats to a police station or Highway Patrol office to make sure child seats are installed correctly.

IRS audit cutbacks
Budget cuts could keep you in the clear of an IRS audit. USA Today reports the IRS has been forced to cut back. Only one out of every 90 tax filers can expect an audit this year.

JK Rowling announces new book
The author of the Harry Potter series just announced her first adult book. JK Rowling's new book is called "The Casual Vacancy." Rowling describes the book as a dark comedy and will be released on September 27th.

The calm between storms
After rain, hail, thunderstorms, and even tornados yesterday -- it will be a relatively calm day today. But get ready, because another storm is headed our way.

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