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Civil rights leaders seek new charges against Zimmerman

Other legal options may be examined.<p>Angry civil rights groups on Sunday were pressing for new criminal charges following George Zimmerman's acquittal on second-degree murder and manslaughter in a Florida courtroom.<p>The NAACP website featured an online petition -- also posted on the liberal site …

George Zimmerman: 'It Was God's Plan' For Me To Kill Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney Mark O'Mara Put Burden of Proof on Prosecution

Trayvon Martin’s Death Is Like Ennis Cosby’s

Bill Cosby knew his appearance in a courtroom more than a decade ago would go a long way in ensuring justice for his murdered son.<p>Trayvon Martin’s …

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 …

LAW PROFESSOR: Here's How I Would Have Prosecuted George Zimmerman

"What you need in a criminal case is you have to lay out a theory of why you believe this crime was committed and you have to stick with the theory and you have to explain the theory," University of Florida law professor Kenneth Nunn tells us.<p>During closing arguments, prosecutors focused largely on …

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 …

Raw: Zimmerman Verdict Protested in New York

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 …

Zimmerman trial expands deep divide

The Trayvon Martin case highlights more than the flaws of Florida law or the inadequacies of courtroom justice. It also paints in vivid display the vulgar state of American political culture.<p>Within seconds of Saturday night’s verdict exonerating George Zimmerman, liberals and conservatives scurried …

Syrian Rebels Side with Trayvon

Anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin has stretched all the way from Sanford, Florida, to Syria, where …

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Scuffles break out in Los Angeles over Zimmerman acquittal

Helicopter footage shows youths scuffling with police in Los Angeles on Monday, as outrage continues over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>Protesters were seen jumping on cars and trying to tear down a gate in the third consecutive night of …

Zimmerman Trial Verdict Makes Front Pages Around The World

The world was watching.

Waiter attacked, freeway blocked in 3rd Oakland protest

<b>(07-16) 06:50 PDT OAKLAND</b> -- Protesters outraged at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida briefly blocked a freeway in downtown Oakland and tried to get on a second freeway Monday night in the city's third demonstration in as many days.<p>Dozens of protesters walked onto northbound Interstate …

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14 arrested after Zimmerman verdict protest in L.A. turns violent

Los Angeles police arrested 14 people overnight for failing to disperse after hundreds of protesters splintered off a peaceful demonstration in the Crenshaw district and began stomping cars and breaking windows.<p>“It started off as a peaceful protest at Leimert Park,” said<p>LAPDOfficer Bruce Borihanh. …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Long Reads<p>One night at a Saigon club, Jordan Vogt-Roberts was brutally beaten by a mysterious mob of gangsters.<p>By Max Marshall1 day agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders …

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The Excitement Void Between a Spurs-Heat and a Spurs-Pacers NBA Finals

It's a dangerous question, a question that's crossed many minds and dared to fly from loose lips around the NBA since the Miami Heat dropped Game 4 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers.<p>No, not "what was the deal with that woman who collapsed after Lance Stephenson's …

Floyd Mayweather to box Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in light-middleweight unification world title on September 14

Floyd Mayweather will put his unbeaten record on the line in a light-middleweight unification world title fight against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez later this year, the American has confirmed.<p>Mayweather – regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world – moved to 44 wins from as many fights after …

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Derrick Rose Made $33.4 Million This Season Even Though He Didn't Play A Minute

Rose ranked seventh among all U.S.-based athletes, taking in more than $33.4 million this season. That is an incredible figure for an athlete that has sat out the entire season.<p>If we take closer look, it seems fitting that Rose actually made more money "off the court," with $17.0 million in …

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Floyd Mayweather, LeBron James Headline SI's Top 50 Earners in Sports List

Not only are Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James considered to be the best in their respective sports, but they are also the richest athletes in the United States, according to <i>Sports Illustrated's</i> "Fortunate 50" profile.<p><i>SI</i>'s Daniel Roberts reports that Mayweather stands to make $90 million this year …

Dwyane Wade, Heat come alive in 4th to eliminate Bulls

MIAMI -- Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heat locker room after the third quarter for some quick …

Grizzlies vs. Thunder Game 5, NBA Playoffs 2013: Zach Randolph, Grizzlies advance with 88-84 win

Kevin Durant had a chance to tie the game after his squad trailed by double-digits with under three minutes to go, but he missed, just as he had all night.<p>Zach Randolph bodied everybody Oklahoma City threw his way, and the Grizzlies' defense flustered Kevin Durant as Memphis advanced to the Western …