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  • 'Warning-shot' bill passes Florida Senate floor

    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.


  • Warning-shot bill ready for final vote

    The Republican-controlled Florida House on Thursday is expected to pass the first significant revisions to the state's self-defense laws since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.


  • George Zimmerman's divorce attorneys release video

    George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, said in an interview released Wednesday that he's trying to be a good person and he thinks he can help others after what he has gone through.


  • Hundreds of marchers waive their signs as they walk to the Florida Capitol Monday, March 10, 2014, for a rally in Tallahassee, Fla. Participants were rallying against the state's "Stand Your Ground" laws. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

    Sharpton leads march over 'stand your ground' law

    The Rev. Al Sharpton led hundreds of people on a march Monday to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida's "stand your ground" law.


  • From left, participants including Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network, and Phyllis Giles, mother of Michael Giles, march to the Florida Capitol Monday, March 10, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. Participants were rallying against the state's "Stand Your Ground" laws. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

    Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin's parents rally against Fla. 'stand your ground' law

    "To have laws that tell people that they can shoot first and then ask questions later is a violation of our civil rights. I believe that law is inherently wrong," Sharpton said before the march began. "The law in effect says based on your imagination — if you imagine I'm a threat — you have the right to kill me."


  • Correction: Stand Your Ground story

    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.


  • FILE- In this March 31, 2012 file photo, protestors hold up signs in a march and rally for slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. The death of Martin and later 2013 trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman raised questions about race, gun control and justice in America. (AP Photo/Julie Fletcher, File)

    Trayvon Martin vigils sweep the country two years after his death

    Vigils are being planned across the country to mark the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — a case that has stoked racial tensions and questioned Florida's Stand Your Ground laws for the past two years.


  • Goodman Theatre tackles Trayvon Martin killing

    The Goodman Theatre is the latest company to join a national push to stage a night of short plays about the killing of Trayvon Martin.


  • Jacob Black ducks his head behind a sign he holds for his mom Jacqueline Black outside of the Duval County Courthouse as the jury enters the fourth day of deliberations in the trail of Michael Dunn, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Large crowds gathered outside the courthouse to wait for a verdict in the Dunn trial. Dunn was convicted Saturday of attempted murder in the shooting death of a teenager during an argument over loud music, but jurors could not agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Kelly Jordan)

    Verdict in Florida again raises self-defense issue

    A verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin.


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