‘Nightline’ Daily Line, May 23: Facebook Faces Lawsuits

By ABC News

May 23, 2012 6:14pm

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7:42 p.m. ET: UPDATE in Trayvon Martin case. ABC News’ Matt Gutman tweets:

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George Zimmerman, who was not initially charged by police in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, was familiar with some of the officers in the Sanford, Fla., police department, having gone on several “ride alongs” with the cops, he told the city’s mayor last year. Read the full story HERE.

5:58 p.m. ET: Christiane Amanpour tweets:

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3:44 p.m. ET: This is one of those you got to see to believe.

Stuntman  Gary Connery  plummeted from 2,400 feet — without a parachute — and landed completely unscathed in the middle of more than 18,000 cardboard boxes in Buckinghamshire, England, today.

Watch the stunt here:

2:21 p.m. ET: It’s a historic day in Egypt, as citizens go to the polls to vote for the first time in post-Mubarak elections. See the full slideshow HERE.

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“Nightline” was embedded in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as protests raged through the city last year. Christiane Amanpour sat down for an exclusive interview with President Mubarak as his people were clamoring for his resignation just outside the presidential palace walls.

When Amanpour asked him what he thought of seeing the people shouting insults about him and wanting him gone, he said, “I don’t care what people say about me. Right now I care about my country, I care about Egypt.”

Watch that historic interview here:

1:01 p.m. ET: Facebook, you just got sued.

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Credit: Zef Nikolla

ABC News’ Susanna Kim and Aaron Katersky report Facebook and its IPO underwriters are being sued and face pointed questions from lawmakers about whether they misled some investors before the largest initial public offering by a tech company in U.S. history.

“This is not a fraud case. This is a case of strict liability,” said David Rosenfeld, a partner with the law firm Robbins Geller Rudman and Dowd that filed the suit.

Read more HERE.

10:55 a.m. ET: This video is truly frightening. A toddler was trapped inside a washing machine at a New Jersey laundromat WHILE IT WAS ON. Surveillance video of the incident was posted on Youtube, and the video has over 6 million views. Watch it HERE:

The child was reportedly laughing when they finally got the washer to stop and pulled him out.

9:35 a.m. ET: Respect the Moog.

Today’s Google Doodle features an interactive music synthesizer (sure to be a crowd pleaser during the lunch hour) to honor the late music innovator Robert Moog. He would have been 78 today.

This dude used the doodle to perform a cover of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic.” Pretty amazing:

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