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The Pulse: Midwest recovering from tornadoes

In Monday's edition of "The Pulse," the Midwest recovering from weekend tornadoes, George Zimmerman arrested and charged with domestic violence and a new NASA mission to Mars lifted off.
In Monday's edition of "The Pulse," the Midwest recovering from weekend tornadoes, George Zimmerman arrested and charged with domestic violence and a new NASA mission to Mars lifted off.

The Midwest is recovering from multiple tornadoes that tore through the region over the weekend. The storms killed at least six people and damaged thousands of homes Sunday. There were 68 tornado reports across the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri. In the aftermath of the storms-- hundreds of thousands of people remain without power.

George Zimmerman is back behind bars in Florida. Zimmerman is charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend. He was arrested just hours ago after police responded to a "disturbance call" in Apopka, Florida. That's less than an hour from where the former neighborhood watch volunteer first made headlines for killing an unarmed teenager in 2012. Zimmerman is currently jailed without bail

The National Security Agency-- getting a pass to continue surveillance of domestic telecommunications. The Supreme Court rejected an appeal today from the Electronic Privacy Information Center to stop the practice. The privacy group now has the option of starting the legal process again in lower courts.

NASA launched a spacecraft on a mission to Mars today. The Mars atmosphere and volatile evolution -- or MAVEN -- took off from Canaveral Air Force station in Florida. MAVEN is expected to arrive on Mars in September 2014. NASA hopes it will help researchers learn more about the planet's climate and atmosphere.

Alec Baldwin suspended from his new position at MSNBC. The network put the actor-turned-pundit on a two-week hiatus after he screamed anti-gay slurs at a photographer. His show could be canceled for good. Baldwin has since apologized for his remarks.
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