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Syria Kurds yet to be fully embraced by US in anti-IS fight

BEIRUT (AP) — For four months, Syrian Kurdish fighters battled the Islamic State group in the rubble-strewn streets of Kobani as U.S. aircraft …

Middle East

Artist Transforms Children’s Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered lingering questions about race, guns and self-defense …

Trayvon Martin Juror B29 says ‘George Zimmerman got away with murder’: Comment 'devastates' slain teen’s mother

The only minority on the all-female jury in the Trayvon Martin case says George Zimmerman "got away with murder" when he fatally shot the black …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Zimmerman Trial: L.A. Mayor Calls For Calm After Violent Protests

Late into the night on Monday, after a round of violent protests ripped through Los Angeles in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Mayor Eric Garcetti called for calm.<p><i>The Los Angeles Times</i> reports that by the time the sun came up, at least 13 people had been arrested after police say …

George Zimmerman trial verdict: protestors confront police in Los Angeles

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Los Angeles to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of the murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, sparking demonstrations across America.<p>Groups of protestors confronted lines of police officers along Crenshaw …

RT @demianbulwa: I'm in Oakland. Police blocking 580 east off ramp near Lakeshore as #trayvon protesters chant http://t.co/ESuMf0VNQE

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Anger, Confusion and the Morning After the George Zimmerman Verdict

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update, 3:26 p.m.</i>: The President released this statement about the Zimmerman verdict on Sunday …

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 …

How Much Is About Florida Law?

TPM Reader <i>DD</i> writes in from Wisconsin. Going on the below, I’d be curious to hear from lawyers in other jurisdictions how distinct Florida law seems …