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Expert: Obama’s Ferguson Remarks ‘Felt A Lot Emptier’ Than They Did Following Trayvon Martin Case

Two unarmed black teenagers shot dead. Two very different reactions from President Barack Obama.

11/25/2014

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Obama Avoiding Personalizing This Latest Bout Of Racial Friction

As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he’s struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation’s first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.

08/19/2014

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Obama Again Wading Into Racially Charged Matter That Has Riveted Nation

For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation’s first black president.

08/15/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, looks on as his team plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on April 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Obama: Reported Comments By Team Owner ‘Racist’

President Barack Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of a U.S. pro basketball team are “incredibly offensive racist statements,” before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must confront.

04/27/2014

File photo of George Zimmerman, seen during his trial. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool)

New Allegation Made Against Zimmerman in Court

A prosecutor says George Zimmerman’s girlfriend claims he choked her about a week ago but she didn’t report it to police at the time.

11/19/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman, seen during his trial. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool)

Girlfriend Says Zimmerman Pointed Shotgun at Her

Officials say George Zimmerman has been arrested in Florida.

11/18/2013

Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/POOL)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Stand Your Ground Laws ‘Open To Abuse’

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

10/29/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman, seen during his trial. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool)

Zimmerman’s Wife Won’t Press Charges Despite Call

The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman’s sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come.

09/10/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman, seen during his trial. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool)

Zimmerman, Wife Say the Other was Aggressor

George Zimmerman’s wife says on a 911 call that her estranged husband punched her father in the nose, grabbed an iPad out of her hand and smashed it and threatened them both with a gun.

09/09/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman, seen during his trial. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel/Pool)

Lawyer: George Zimmerman’s Wife Filing for Divorce

George Zimmerman’s wife filed for divorce Thursday, less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his case.

09/05/2013

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