(CNN) – A Republican congressman has accused President Barack Obama discriminating against Christians for his objections to a legal measure that would make more room in the military for religious "actions and speech."
In effect, a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, would limit a military officer's possibilities when addressing proselytizing by troops or other activities that could lead to religious run-ins. The White House believes it would lead to disruption in the ranks.
CNN: Closing arguments set to start in Zimmerman trial
The trial of George Zimmerman, which has highlighted the issues of race and gun violence, is set to begin closing arguments Thursday. Prosecutors asked the court Wednesday to let jurors consider manslaughter and aggravated assault, but Zimmerman's lawyers objected, saying it should be murder or nothing. Judge Debra Nelson is expected to decide on that matter Thursday. The case will be in the hands of the jury Friday.
WATCH: VIDEO George Zimmerman decides not to testify, the defense rests, and prosecutors reenact the fight. Martin Savidge reports.