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  • Goodman: Beyoncé stole Superbowl 50

    Her performance encapsulated black experience


  • Latest Zimmerman dust-up linked to prior road rage incident

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Police officers in Florida say George Zimmerman has been involved in a shooting.


  • Obama asks for ’soul searching’ after Martin shooting

    WASHINGTON — 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 …


  • Zimmerman trial protesters aim to keep up momentum

    NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the …


  • George Zimmerman’s murder trial begins

    SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys said in opening statements that the neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Defense attorney Don West told jurors Monday that …


  • Bill curbing self-defense pulled back

    OLYMPIA – A Washington state lawmaker withdrew a bill to limit self-defense rights after saying she received threats by telephone and email that have made her fear for her life. …


  • Zimmerman speaks at bail hearing

    SANFORD, Fla. — Telling Trayvon Martin’s parents and a national TV audience “I am sorry for the loss of your son,” neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witness stand …


  • Prosecutors outline case in teen’s shooting

    SANFORD, Fla. – After weeks in hiding, George Zimmerman made his first courtroom appearance Thursday in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and prosecutors outlined their murder case in court …


  • Zimmerman makes first court appearance

    SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.


  • Zimmerman charged with murder

    SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, will be charged in the 17-year-old’s death, a law enforcement official …


  • Mona Charen: Broken homes lead to crime

    When he was first sworn in as attorney general, Eric Holder made one of the more obtuse comments in political history. When it comes to issues of race, Holder declared, …


  • Self-defense laws in Washington, Idaho differ from Florida’s

    OLYMPIA – In Washington and Idaho, there is no statute that gives anyone the right to “stand your ground” and use deadly force in public when faced with a perceived …


  • Q&A on shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin

    Editor’s note: This article contains explicit language. SANFORD, Fla. – The fatal shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain who then went free has led to nationwide …


  • Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke in unusually personal terms today about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, a case that has roiled civil rights activists …

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