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Stories with person: Trayvon Martin
  • Clergy see Black Lives Matter as chance for dialogue 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 11:34 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Black Lives Matter movement, which calls attention to the violent deaths of young black men, has become the largest social-justice effort among American blacks since the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. And, as in the 1960s, clergy are playing a critical role.

  • Senate advancing bill to change 'stand your ground' law 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:32 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill that would force prosecutors to prove self-defense wasn't a factor before bringing someone using a "stand your ground" defense to trial advanced in the Senate on Wednesday despite a similar House bill being killed the day before.

  • Half of black millennials know victim of police violence story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 11:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.

  • Clinton wants to make gun control a 'voting issue' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 10:19 pm

    CORALVILLE, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday to make stricter gun control into a campaign that can compete with the powerful National Rifle Association's drive to preserve gun rights, and to put the issue on the minds of voters when they cast ballots on Election Day.