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The George Zimmerman trial isn't over yet, but there's already widespread consensus that Trayvon Martin's killer is going to go free. Justin Peters has a fascinating post over at Slate on why that's a good thing. For more coverage of the trial, check out PolicyMic's LIVE BLOG.

For something on the lighter side, head on over to Gawker to meet the 10 worst people on the subway.

Trending In Our News Feeds Senate fails to lower student loan rates. Senate Democrats failed to push through a bill on Wednesday that would have returned interest rates on Stafford student loans to 3.4%. Interest rates doubled on July 1 to 6.8% after a two-year extension on lower rates expired. The Senate bill fell nine votes short of the 60 it needed; Senators Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine) voted with Republicans when Senate leadership refused to give their compromise bill a vote.