Protesters in Western Mass continue to condemn the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. Saturday morning more than a hundred people gathered outside the federal building in Springfield. They called on the Justice Department to file criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman. Similar rallies took place nationwide in a movement organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.
It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first