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Stories with person: Trayvon Martin
  • Correction: Stand Your Ground story 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:07 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In a story March 6 about South Carolina's "stand your ground" law, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a proposal to repeal the law would have limited a person's right to use deadly force against someone breaking into their home, business or occupied vehicle. The proposal from Rep. Harold Mitchell would have allowed deadly force in those scenarios.

  • 'Warning-shot' bill passes Florida Senate floor 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:46 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Senate on Thursday approved the so-called warning shot bill, moving to significantly revise the state's self-defense laws for the first time since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

  • Racial profiling prevention bill passes Ill. House 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:50 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A measure originally pushed by President Barack Obama when he was an Illinois state senator that would try to stop racial profiling by police is a step closer to permanently become law following Thursday's heated debate in the House.