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    Officials said today that one of the victims of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash died from injuries she received when she was run over by a fire truck. The San Mateo County (Calif.) coroner made the announcement. The victim Ye Mengyan, 16, was thrown from the plane when it crashed and appears to have been covered by foam sprayed on the plane to keep it from burning more, and a fire truck then drove over the girl, killing her. The fire department and the city of San Francisco apologized to the family of the teen.

    Quote of note

    "You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago." - President Barack Obama, talking about the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Obama said the government should review “stand your ground” laws in the wake of the trial.

    Hot video: Returning soldier surprises family at beach

    Hyrum Bronson has been away from his family for six months while on a tour in Afghanistan. He was released three weeks early and made his unexpected return count: He swam up to his family in scuba gear while they were playing in the water. It's a great family moment.

     

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