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Zimmerman verdict sparks worry of riots

Police departments, community leaders and pastors prepare for any civil unrest ahead of jury deliberations.<p>SANFORD, Fla. — Remembering the passions that inflamed the country with debates over race, profiling and gun laws, cities across Florida are bracing for protests and possible riots as the …

Abortion Rights Activists Plan Challenge To Texas Measure

In a major victory for the anti-abortion movement, the Texas state Senate passed a sweeping bill early Saturday that has become a flashpoint in the national abortion debate. Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign it in short order.<p>But the fight is not over. Abortion rights supporters say that the new …

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal roll on

PARIS -- Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to …

French Open 2013: Has Maria Sharapova Become the Forgotten Woman?

Does anyone remember Maria Sharapova? You know, the defending French Open Champion? The worldwide superstar? The No. 2 player in the world?<p>Perhaps you know her as Grigor Dimitrov's girlfriend?<p>Despite the fact that Maria Sharapova is 11-1 this clay season and has marched to the quarterfinals without …

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Turkey protests: second fatality reported as widespread civil unrest continues

A 22-year-old man died in a hospital after being shot during protests in southern Turkey, as trade unions prepare to strike in support of those on the streets.<p>"Abdullah Comert was seriously wounded ... after gunfire from an unidentified person," the NTV television station said, quoting a statement …