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  • Another self-defense murder case, involving race, shakes Florida

    Another self-defense murder case, involving race, shakes Florida
    Tevin Thompson told a rapt audience in a Jacksonville, Fla., courtroom about the fateful night over Thanksgiving break in 2012 when he and three friends were out on the town. They were in a Dodge Durango and had stopped for gum and cigarettes at a...
  • There's no reason, or excuse, for blackface Halloween costumes

    There's no reason, or excuse, for blackface Halloween costumes
    Every Halloween, people take the opportunity to step out of their lives and into a playful realm where they can dress up as anything they can imagine: make-believe for adults. Halloween is the one time of year largely free from judgment. Women can go as a...
  • Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?

    Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?
    Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida. That may be as good an explanation as any to explain the fatal shooting of a (texting) man at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Monday. But is it really that simple, that random, that inane? Details are...
  • Quiz: Test your knowledge of 2013's national news

    Quiz: Test your knowledge of 2013's national news
    In 2013, our hearts were warmed by individual stories of compassion, but tragic, landmark events cast their shadows. The Boston Marathon bombing riveted the nation. Three people were killed, and more than 260 were wounded. Shootings in Colorado,...
  • George Zimmerman made a painting; bidding on EBay nears $100,000

    George Zimmerman made a painting; bidding on EBay nears $100,000
    The rumors are true: George Zimmerman is a painter now. And his first creation, which was listed on EBay this week, has sparked a bidding war that has pushed its price up from a starting point of $0.99 to almost $100,000 as of Tuesday morning. It's a...
  • George Zimmerman painting sells on EBay for $100,099.99

    George Zimmerman painting sells on EBay for $100,099.99
    How much is a painting created by George Zimmerman worth? For one EBay bidder, $100,099.99 was just the right price. The user’s prize: A signed 18-inch-by-24-inch oil painting of a blue American flag featuring a part of the Pledge of Allegiance,...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother calls for fixes to 'stand your ground' laws

    Trayvon Martin's mother calls for fixes to 'stand your ground' laws
    WASHINGTON -- The mother of Trayvon Martin -- the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot to death last year in Florida, sparking a national debate about "stand your ground" laws -- testified Tuesday about the need to amend a law that "does not work." Speaking...
  • Florida city seeks to disarm watch volunteers like George Zimmerman

    Florida city seeks to disarm watch volunteers like George Zimmerman
    The police chief in Sanford, Fla., the city made famous by the confrontation between George Zimmerman and an unarmed teenager, is moving to disarm neighborhood watch volunteers, ban them from pursuing suspects and conduct background checks as part of a...
  • City where Trayvon Martin was killed changes neighborhood watch rules

    City where Trayvon Martin was killed changes neighborhood watch rules
    In a move that could ignite a legal battle, the Florida city where Trayvon Martin was killed will discourage neighborhood watch volunteers from carrying firearms, part of an effort to overhaul its police department and improve the city's tarnished...
  • Don't go arming everyone

    Don't go arming everyone
    When new Police Chief Cecil Smith arrived in Sanford, Fla., in April, he suspended the city's neighborhood watch program — the one under whose auspices George Zimmerman had patrolled the streets until he fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin....
  • 'Subway vigilante' Bernhard Goetz arrested on drug charges in New York

    'Subway vigilante' Bernhard Goetz arrested on drug charges in New York
    Bernhard Goetz, the “subway vigilante” who set off a national debate about crime and race after he shot four black men in New York in 1984, has been arrested on drug charges. Goetz, 65, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Friday in New York after...