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Third Night Of Unrest After Teenager Is Fatally Shot By New York City Police

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Also: Police arrest several people after clashing with protesters who threw bottles following a candlelight vigil for the slain Brooklyn teen.

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Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The longtime activist hasn't quite overcome the reputation of his early career, but the Rev. Al Sharpton now commands a uniquely powerful platform.

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Oberlin Cancels Classes After Series Of 'Hate-Related Incidents'

Monday, March 04, 2013

The latest incident followed a report that a person wearing what looked like a Ku Klux Klan outfit was seen near the Afrikan Heritage House on campus. The college, one of the first in the country to admit black students, declared "a day of solidarity" following the incidents.

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WNYC News

For First Time, Latinos Represent Largest Minority Group In Colleges

Monday, August 20, 2012

In 1972, Latinos aged 18 to 24, represented 2.9 percent of college students. They're now 16 percent.

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WNYC News

George Zimmerman Seeks 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing In Bid To Dismiss Case

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will argue he was in fear for his life when they encountered each other. If a judge agrees, the case could be dismissed.

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WNYC News

VIDEO: 'God's Plan' Led To Deadly Encounter With Trayvon, Zimmerman Says

Thursday, July 19, 2012

While he is sorry that Trayvon Martin ended up dead, George Zimmerman says he doesn't regret anything he did the evening of Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. And he says he won't question why it happened.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Case: Jailhouse Calls From Zimmerman To Wife Released

Monday, June 18, 2012

Prosecutors say the calls show the Zimmermans knew that roughly $135,000 had been raised by a website set up to support his defense. They did not tell that to a court during his initial bond hearing.

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WNYC News

In New York, Hispanic Small-Business Owners Must Prove Their Ethnicity

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The program seeks to help minority-owned business acquire government contracts and doesn't ask other groups — Asians and blacks, for example — to prove their race.

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WNYC News

Medical Report Details George Zimmerman's Injuries, ABC News Says

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The man who shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has argued he acted in self defense. Evidence of his injuries may support his case.

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WNYC News

George Zimmerman's Defense Takes Case To The Web

Monday, April 30, 2012

The legal defense team for Zimmerman, the man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has created a website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Death: Prosecutor Plans Announcement By Late Friday

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

State Attorney Angela Corey is deciding whether or not to arrest and prosecute George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Martin in Sanford, Fla. The case as ignited a national debate about race relations and racial profiling.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Prosecutor: Investigation Continues, No Grand Jury

Monday, April 09, 2012

State Attorney Angela Corey says her decision not to take the case to a grand jury should not be viewed as an indication of whether charges will or won't be brought eventually. She is still investigating, Corey added.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Case: Voice Calling For Help Isn't Zimmerman's, Experts Say

Monday, April 02, 2012

The man who shot and killed the Florida teenager claims self defense. But voice analysis experts doubt it's George Zimmerman's voice heard yelling for help on a 911 recording.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Death: A Father Who Lost A Chance To Make Good

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Eight years ago, Martin saved his father from a fire. His untimely death never gave Tracy Martin a chance to pay his son back.

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin Death: Police Video Shows No Signs Of Zimmerman's Injuries

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The video was taken at a police station in the hours after the fatal Feb. 26 confrontation. George Zimmerman had received some medical attention by that time. He claims he shot the teen in self defense.

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WNYC News

FBI Pulls Offensive Counterterrorism Training Materials

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One of materials contained the sentence: "the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law and impinge on freedoms of others." In another, agents are told not to "shake hands with an Asian."

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin's Life Looking Much Like Many Teens'

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

He had some minor brushes with school authorities, but no arrests. And he had many of the dreams that are common to most teens. The Florida teenager's life ended Feb. 26, in a shooting that has reignited a national discussion about race.

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WNYC News

Police: George Zimmerman Said He Was Knocked To Ground And Beaten

Monday, March 26, 2012

Trayvon Martin punched him on the nose and then slammed his head into a sidewalk, Zimmerman told police, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It's the most extensive account so far of the older man's claim of self defense.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama: 'Absolutely Imperative' That Trayvon Martin's Death Be Investigated

Friday, March 23, 2012

"When I think about that boy, I think about my own kids" and that "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Obama said when asked about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the discussion it has reignited about race relations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Trayvon Martin

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic, discusses the killing of a Florida teenager, and what it says about race, fear, and gun laws in America.

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