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Need to Know News: New documents, photos shed light on Trayvon Martin case; Greek banks strain for cash
May 18th, 2012
09:47 AM ET

Need to Know News: New documents, photos shed light on Trayvon Martin case; Greek banks strain for cash

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For May 18, 2012 – New documents, photos shed light on Trayvon Martin case, Greek banks strain for cash and Van Halen postpones 31 concert dates...

New documents, photos shed light on Trayvon Martin case: "Just over two weeks after the fatal shooting, and less than a month before an arrest was made, police in Sanford, Florida, urged prosecutors to take George Zimmerman into custody after arguing his killing of Trayvon Martin was 'ultimately avoidable.'"

Greek banks strain for cash: "The Greek financial system is straining hard for cash. Consumers and businesses are making massive withdrawals from Greece's banks - leading to concern the beleaguered nation could be forced out of the eurozone by a banking crisis even before its government runs out of cash."

• Facebook sets price for record tech IPO: "After four months of paperwork, hype and speculation, the last piece of the Facebook IPO is in place: Facebook said it has priced its IPO at $38 a share. At that price, Facebook's IPO will raise $16 billion, making it the largest tech IPO in history."

Mary Kennedy's family blasts media: "The family of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., blasted news accounts of her death Thursday for what they called 'inaccuracies and misrepresentations' of her life."

Van Halen postpones tour dates: "Classic rockers Van Halen on Thursday abruptly postponed more than 30 tour dates, following their June 26 concert in New Orleans, representative Anna Loynes said. No explanation was given, and there was no word on when the appearances might be made up."

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    "New Coast Guard Grad was rescued at sea as a boy" That haitian boy who was rescued on a boat going to Florida. Now he is a US coast guard grad. His name is Orland Morel and was on "Starting Point" show this morning. A lot of people would like to know more about this great American story. Please, tell Piers about it, maybe Piers can have him on his show, that would be great. Thank you!

    May 18, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Why now?

    When did this scar happen on Zinniman? Does this phot just pop up now for the case or was it taken at the time of the crime?

    May 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. MellonHunter

    Trayvon Martin was being staked by someone he didn't know ...Trayvon Martin was made a dicision to "Stand His Ground"

    May 19, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. binary

    I don't know if you guys saw the leaked security footage of the incident here:

    You can clearly see Trayvon Martin overpowering and beating Zimmerman. This is a clear case of self defense. There's no other way to interpret the evidence.

    May 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Regina Taylor

    The pictures of Z that have just been released have different backgrounds, but all are in side of a room??? In the one with blood on the back of his head, the blood is streaming down. How can this be if the emt's cleaned him at the scene of the crime. We know this is true because of the video of him coming into the police station.I do not know if any one else has noticed, but I am truly confused!!!!!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Paul UK

    There's going to be a toad-like news presenter eating his words and regretting his one sided, biased, irresponsible reporting on this case when the judge throws it out of court.

    May 22, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Chris L

    Was Mr. Zimmerman tested for alcohol or drugs? The News reports that Travon Martin had trace amounts of Marijuana was in his backpack. So what. That means, if you smoke marijuana, you should be murdered by anybody with a gun. Why is it that the victim is investigated and for days now, nothing about Zimmerman's motives and not doing what the 911 dispatchers instructed him to do.

    May 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • A. Carrington

      To Chris L: Are you serious! No one said Travon Martin should be murdered for for having marijuana. That's the media reporting every detail they get as it comes out, just as they reported Travon's Skittels and other small items on him post murder.

      June 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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