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Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …

Texas Judge Found Dead In His Chambers With A Gunshot Wound To The Head

Police initially appeared to be on the lookout for an active shooter but left the courthouse after just a few minutes. The paper said it expected to get more information on Judge Tom Greenwell's death on Tuesday.<p>There's a metal detector in the courthouse, but judges with the appropriate licenses …

Crime

What It's Like Behind Bars for Aaron Hernandez

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Switching from the lavish lifestyle of a well-paid NFL player to the hard-line existence of a …

Book Deal For Zimmerman Juror Falls Apart After Angry Social Media Backlash

New York publishing house Martin Literary Management issued a statement declaring it had rescinded its offer of co-operation to the middle-aged woman, known only as juror B37, "after careful consideration" in response to thousands of critical messages on social media. The woman gave a television …

Justice

Stevie Wonder to Boycott Florida After Zimmerman Verdict

Singer won't play where 'Stand Your Ground' law is in effect<p>Following the acquittal last weekend of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of …

Zimmerman juror: Travyon 'played a huge role' in own death

Juror B-37 says Trayvon Martin "could have walked away and gone home" after he was followed by George Zimmerman.<p>A juror who has been vocal since the acquittal of George Zimmerman said Tuesday night that Trayvon Martin "played a huge role" in his own death.<p>"When George confronted him . . . he could …

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Zimmerman verdict protests in L.A. calm after tense nights

After demonstrations were marred by rogue groups of vandals, the most recent protests Tuesday night in Los Angeles against the<p>George Zimmermanverdict remained peaceful.<p>The crowd was smaller and the mood noticeably different at Leimert Park in South L.A., where demonstrators made it clear they …

Deal reached on student loans

Senators have reached a deal on student loans, Senate sources said Wednesday night.<p>Key bipartisan Senate negotiators met in Majority Whip Dick Durbin’s Office late Wednesday and emerged confident that they could finally put the vexing issue behind them.<p>“It would save students in 11 million families …

After Trayvon: Will There Be Justice for Florida's Other Stand Your Ground Victim?

The trial of 17-year-old Jordan Davis' killer begins this fall<p>In the backdraft of the Trayvon Martin debacle, Florida – and its bungling special …

4 Zimmerman jurors: B-37 doesn't speak for us

The four asked for privacy, saying the experience was "highly emotional and physically draining."<p>Four jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial issued a statement Tuesday night that said earlier comments by an outspoken fellow juror are "not in any way representative" of their views.<p>"Serving on …

Man allegedly shot by Aaron Hernandez gives grand jury testimony

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The man who says Aaron Hernandez shot him and left him for dead in a Florida alley testified Wednesday before a grand jury that is deciding whether to issue a murder indictment against the former New England Patriots tight end.<p>After a five-minute game of cat and mouse with …

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 …

Watch: Behind The Scenes Footage From R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet'

Just in time for his headlining set at the Pitchfork Music Festival this Sunday, R. Kelly is sharing some never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage from the most recent chapter of "Trapped in the Closet". The clip documents the filming of Chapter 33, which, you'll remember, is the one where …

R. Kelly

Rap Songs of the Week: Mario & Nicki Minaj’s Mature Rap & B Ballad

<b>Clams Casino, “Drowning”</b><p>So yesterday on Twitter, Geoff Rickly, he of epic New Brunswick screamo group Thursday, contrasted the ongoing …

New Music: Jeremih “Ex-To-See”

Jeremih heats up the summer and bedroom with his latest offering “Ex-To-See.” The R&B crooner gets explicit as he describes a past woman who has him …

New Music: Robin Thicke “Feel Good”

A new day means another new record off Robin Thicke’s <i>Blurred Lines</i> LP. In great spirits, the R&B singer gets listeners fist-pumping on the …

New Video: Juicy J Feat. Wale & Trey Songz “Bounce It”

Has Juicy J been invited onto the strip club board (if such a thing exists) yet? As if his “Bandz A Make Her Dance” smash hasn’t been keeping …

Why Sex Can Make You Look Younger... And Even Hotter

When we complain to our dermatologists about having dull complexions or suffering from adult acne, the last thing we expect them to prescribe is sex. But it turns out getting "busy" has benefits beyond the bedroom (or wherever you choose to get it in).<p>Dr. David Weeks, a British consultant clinical …

Articles about 6 iconic modernist residences on Dwell.com - Dwell

On view all summer, a new exhibition at Philip Johnson's Glass House provides the first survey to explore the relationship...<p>Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...<p>Josef Frank: Against Design, which runs …

Architecture

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Minimalist Ottawa Residence: Elegant Interiors Out of a Barn

Urban minimalism is a design concept that is quickly gaining ground across the globe. With its clean and well defined lines couple with sleek …

Trayvon Martin's Parents 'Devastated' by Not Guilty Verdict

The parents of Trayvon Martin felt "shock" and "disgust" when a Florida jury ruled Saturday night that George Zimmerman, 29, was found not guilty in …

Make-Ahead Salads for Dinner: A Handy Chart from Jeanne Kelley

Schedule for Great Make-Ahead Salads<p><b>ONE WEEK AHEAD</b><p>Roast and chill <b>beets</b>.<br>• Hard-boil and chill <b>eggs</b>.<br>• Glaze <b>nuts</b> and store in a jar.<p><b>THREE TO FOUR DAYS …

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