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Ex-NFL star Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning after committing suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest at his California home just north of San Diego, according to a report from the North County Times.
The newspaper said he was found dead by his housekeeper. Police responded to the home a short time later.
The lawyer for the man accused of killing unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin announced on Tuesday a former IRS agent has been hired to oversee his client's defense fund.
Last week, attorney Mark O'Mara revealed that his client, George Zimmerman, managed to raise more than $200,000 in just a few weeks using a crudely built website and a PayPal account to take donations for his defense in a case that has drawn international attention.
The secret source that legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein referred to as a "mystic" in their investigation that brought down President Nixon turns out to have been a grand juror who spoke to them in a likely violation of the law.
The revelation came out on Sunday when one of Woodward's former research assistants published an article for New York Magazine, poking holes in a tale that seemed to have been a cemented part of journalistic lore.
You probably have never heard of New Mexico politician Michael Wiener. Neither had a Seattle photographer when he ran into him one night last month in a Philippines sex district.
Wiener was spending time in the Angeles City red light district when he apparently stopped a photographer on the street to take a picture of him posing with a quartet of scantily clad women in an area well known as a hub of prostitution.