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George Zimmerman trial: juror calls for change to 'stand your ground' laws

A member of the jury that found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin called for changes in Florida's self-defence law, which she said gave jurors no option but to acquit the defendant.<p>The juror's statement adds to pleas from around the country …

Massive 576-page indictment of alleged Cleveland kidnapper reflects horror — and seriousness — of case

The 977-count indictment that accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty to on Wednesday is a catalog of the rape, torture, and brutality prosecutors say he inflicted on three women at his home on Seymour Avenue for over a decade.<p>The 576-page litany of alleged wrongdoings can also …

Zimmerman consultant wanted all-female jury

One of the key strategists for the defense in the George Zimmerman murder trial describes the planning and thought that went into selecting the jurors who ultimately freed the killer of Trayvon Martin.<p>SANFORD, Fla. — One of the people instrumental in helping George Zimmerman's defense team pick an …

Indian school lunch poisoning: doctors race to save children

Doctors are fighting to save a group of primary schoolchildren poisoned by their school lunch at a primary school in a poor rural area of eastern …

In India, At Least 22 Children Die After Eating Poisoned School Lunch

At least 22 children are dead in India after they ate a poisoned school lunch Tuesday at a school in the eastern state of Bihar.<p>The images are horrific. The AFP reports:<p>"There were emotional scenes as children, their limbs dangling and heads lolling to one side, were brought to a hospital in the …

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Double delight! Giant panda gives birth to twins at Atlanta zoo

A pair of giant panda twins born to Lun Lun on Monday.<p>After weeks of anticipation, an experienced giant panda mom gave birth to twins for the first time in her life at Zoo Atlanta on Monday.<p>Lun Lun, a 15-year-old panda on loan from China, delivered the two cubs at 6:21 and 6:23 p.m. ET, the zoo …

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Trayvon Martin's story lost: Our view

The prosecution failed to refute George Zimmerman's story of self-defense.<p>For many who closely followed the trial of George Zimmerman, the verdict of not guilty spurred fury, heartache and, by Sunday, protests across the country. But the outcome should not have come as a surprise. Zimmerman's …

Zimmerman's Brother: Race 'Wasn't An Element In This Case'

George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, Jr., tells NPR's <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> that despite the acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, it will be a "long time" before his brother's life returns to normal.<p>"Believe me, he is overwhelmed," the elder brother said in an interview with …

Eliot Spitzer Blasts The George Zimmerman Verdict: 'This Is A Failure Of Justice'

"This is a failure of justice. I don't think there's any other way to view it," Spitzer said on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos. "The judicial system is not perfect. And in this case it has failed. And before we get into a conversation of whether the prosecution was flawed, that they …

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George Zimmerman Prosecution Petition Overwhelms NAACP Website

A NAACP petition calling for a federal prosecution of George Zimmerman collected 225,000 signatures in the hours after he was acquitted of killing …

Civil Case Against Zimmerman In Florida Has Little Chance Of Success

A University of Miami law professor tells BuzzFeed that “Stand Your Ground” will probably keep George Zimmerman from facing a civil trial. Federal charges are still possible.<p>WASHINGTON — It's extremely unlikely George Zimmerman will pay a civil fine for killing Trayvon Martin, according to lawyers …

George Zimmerman Could Face Civil Suits, Death Threats, Federal Prosecution

George Zimmerman left a Florida courtroom Saturday night a free man after being acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, but his troubles …

Zimmerman will need his gun “even more” now, says lawyer

“There are a lot of people out there who actually hate him, though they shouldn’t,” said Mark O’Mara<p>Now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, lawyer Mark O'Mara expects him to get his gun back.<p>ABC News reports that in an exclusive interview, O'Mara …

Christopher Darden Believes There May Be Justice Yet for Trayvon

O.J. Simpson’s prosecutor says he never would have brought the Trayvon case to court. Still, he argues, just putting George Zimmerman on trial was a …

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Trayvon Martin protesters block freeway, streets; LAPD moves in

The Los Angeles Police Department was trying to get a handle on pockets of protesters blocking traffic in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict Sunday night.<p>Police patrol cars and motorcycle units were streaming into areas of Crenshaw Boulevard where some protesters standing in the streets, …

Garcetti urges calm as Trayvon Martin protests block traffic

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called for peace Sunday night as the<p>Los Angeles Police Departmentdealt with scattered protests in the wake of theTrayvon Martinverdict.<p>On Twitter, Garcetti quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: "Nonviolence is a powerful & just weapon..It is a sword that heals."<p>He also …

RT @mattdpearce: Follow @jasmyne for first-person account of south LA Trayvon protests. One of her freeway photos from earlier: http://t.co/92P57Xp8Ft

Raw: Zimmerman Verdict Protested in New York

George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, and Legal Bias

Both sides in the Trayvon Martin debate agree that America’s courts are biased, says Peter Beinart.<p>In April of last year, Gallup asked Americans …

George Zimmerman Can Have His Gun Back

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that he has been cleared of criminal charges, George Zimmerman is free to claim any of his …

The Second Day of Trayvon Martin Protests, in Photos

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Protesters convened in city squares on Sunday, marching into the streets, for the second night …