Obama Asks for ‘Soul Searching’ After Zimmerman Verdict

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WASHINGTON — Grappling with the Trayvon Martin case in the most personal of terms, President Barack Obama said Friday it’s time for Americans to search their souls on race and look for ways to move forward after the shooting and trial in Florida. The nation’s first black president, who early on had said that if […]

Zimmerman Cleared in Shooting of Trayvon Martin

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SANFORD – Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges late Saturday night in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman, 29, blinked and smiled slightly when the verdict was announced. He could have been […]

First Week of Testimony in Martin Case Wraps Up

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SANFORD – The first week of George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial wrapped up with testimony from two neighbors and a police officer that seemed to bolster the defense’s argument that he was pinned on his back by Trayvon Martin before shooting the teen. Neighbor Jonathan Good testified Friday that it appeared the unarmed teen was […]

Tentative June Trial Set in Trayvon Martin Case

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SANFORD – A judge set a tentative trial date next year for a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. In her first hearing since taking over the case, Judge Debra S. Nelson said June 10 would be the start of George Zimmerman’s trial, though the date could change as both sides get […]