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President Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me (video)

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.

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After Boston Marathon bombings, tears and questions remain

The federal government charged the 19-year-old today with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200. If convicted, Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

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Trayvon Martin's parents urge change to Florida's "Shoot First" law

A coalition led by national civil rights organizations  along with Trayvon Martin's parents today delivered more than 375,000 signed petitions calling for reform or repeal of Florida's "Shoot First" law.

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Did Dharun Ravi verdict bring justice for Tyler Clementi?

Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, where I have taught for 41 years, committed suicide.

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Thousands wrongly convicted

In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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Struggle for prison health care enters new phase

Last month California unveiled a comprehensive plan on how to ensure "a quality medical care system for years to come."

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After 44 days, killer of Trayvon Martin charged

The judge found "probable cause" and ordered Zimmerman to be held pending a formal arraignment.

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Golden Gods awards: Damien Echols, musicians speak out

These teenagers were vilified simply because they looked and dressed differently, and listened to heavy metal.

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Stand Your Ground: Self-protection or vigilante justice?

A recent decision by a local judge seems to some to suggest the law is turning Florida into a modern Wild West, in which vigilante justice is the norm.

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“Hoodies Up” march for Trayvon Martin

A "Hoodies Up" march and rally of nearly 1,000 filled the streets of New Haven Saturday calling for justice for Trayvon Martin.

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