‘Nightline’ Daily Line, March 23: Bales Officially Charged… Million Hoodie Marches

By ABC News

Mar 23, 2012 4:56pm

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It’s Friday… Friday…

10:24 p.m. ET: On Nightline TONIGHT… gastric bypass without ever making an incision… the memory master teaches Bill Weir some new tricks… and the creepy crawly downside to warm winter weather.

9:29 p.m. ET: It’s the most wonderful time of the year… girl scout cookie season! But how many of the scouts are really selling their own snacks… and how many are relying on their parents to do it for them?

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“It’s a constant source of conversation,” said Michelle Tompkins, manager of media relations for Girl Scouts of the USA. “We love that the parents want to help their kids. There’s no malintent, but it is selling the kids a little short, not letting them learn the skills they want to teach.”

In our humble opinion… whatever keeps the cookies coming.

8:41 p.m. ET: Florida students stage walk-outs in support of Trayvon Martin.

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The Change.org petition calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer, has rocketed past 1.5 million signatures, making it the fastest-growing petition in the website’s history.

7:57 p.m. ET: Can you really think your way thin? Tune into Nightline at 11:30 tonight to find out.

5:23 p.m.ET: Everyone forgets a birthday or two, but memory champ Nelson Dellis shows “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir certain tricks and cues you can use to memorize information. Watch below:

5:07 p.m. ET: Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera added to the controversy over the Trayvon Martin case, when he seemed to indicate that Martin’s apparel was somehow to blame for his death. “the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.” He later clarified his statement.

3:05 p.m. ET: ABC News affiliate WSIL in Harrisburg, Ill., reports of tornado and hail damage across the southern part of the state.

2:37 p.m. ET: ABC News confirms that staff sergeant Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of slaughtering more than a dozen Afghan civilians, has been officially charged with 17 counts of murder among other charges, military officials said.

1:47 p.m. ET: In another bizarre case out of Florida, Polo tycoon John Goodman was found guilty today of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide by a Florida jury.

12:06 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran tweets:

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Read ABC News’ Arlette Saenz’s report HERE

10:58 a.m. ET: ABC News’ senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper tweets on President Obama’s remarks on the Trayvon Martin case:

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10:31 a.m. ET: President Obama today offered a personal reflection on the tragic shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying the incident requires all Americans to “do some soul searching.”

“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters when asked about the case during a Rose Garden press conference.

Read more HERE

8:15 a.m. ET: ABC News’ Alex Marquardt reports: Syrian’s first lady Asma al-Assad is set to join her husband on the long list of Syrian officials and institutions on the European Union’s sanctions list because of her shopping habits. Read more HERE

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