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President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013, about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s remarks on race resonate with many

MIAMI (AP) — When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in […]

07/19/2013

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama asks ‘soul searching’ after Martin shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said Friday the nation needs to do some “soul-searching,” look for ways to bolster African-American boys […]

07/19/2013

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$33,000 spent on sequestered jurors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — About $33,000 was spent to sequester the six female jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of any crime for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, according to details released Wednesday by the Seminole County […]

07/17/2013

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4 jurors distance themselves from Juror B37

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four of the jurors at the George Zimmerman trial distanced themselves late Tuesday from statements that another juror made in a televised interview. The four jurors issued a brief statement on […]

07/16/2013

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Juror: Some wanted to convict Zimmerman initially

MIAMI (AP) — Three jurors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial initially favored convicting him of that offense or manslaughter, but the six-woman jury ultimately voted to acquit him after more closely examining the law, […]

07/15/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Protests in LA over Zimmerman acquittal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With a “prayer rally” planned for tonight in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, local civil rights activists and other leaders urged […]

07/15/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

AG calls Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence […]

07/15/2013

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Overview of Zimmerman trial, verdict, what’s next

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s trial in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin lasted nearly three weeks and concluded Saturday night with an acquittal. The case unleashed debate nationwide over racial profiling, self-defense […]

07/14/2013

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Justice Dept.: Zimmerman case under review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been […]

07/14/2013

Judge Debra Nelson during trial of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain on trial for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida (AP Photo).

Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed […]

07/14/2013

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