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- Correction: Stand Your Ground story Updated: Feb-27-14 4:35 pm
- Colbert, Collins on guest list for state dinner Updated: Feb-11-14 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday in an emotional postscript to the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and the legal help his killer received.
NEW YORK - New York City will stop challenging a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, furthering his pledge to change the tenor of policing in the nation's largest city.
TAMPA, Florida - In a story Feb. 26 about the parents of slain teenager Jordan Davis, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nicole Oulson, the widow of a man shot and killed in a movie theater, will attend a rally regarding Florida's "stand your ground" law. Oulson's attorney, TJ Grimaldi, said Oulson will not participate in the rally.
WASHINGTON - It's not too often that comedian Stephen Colbert, the Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player Jason Collins find themselves in the same room. And in tuxedos, no less.