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Verdict in Florida Again Raises Self-Defense Issue

Posted: 02/16/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The 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 of killing a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, about 125 miles south of here.

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US News: Winter Still Has a Grip on US; Female Pair - Serial Killers?; Union Loses VW Vote in Tenn;

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Another round of heavy snow for New England... Pa. woman admits Craigslist killing in interview - claims to have killed dozens of men... Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga vote against unionizing... Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law... Body found in airplane wheel well at Va.'s Dulles... Army may have `lost focus' on character of soldiers... Calif. water politics complicate Brown's decisions... Calif. wine-grape growers celebrate bumper crop... Push to get young adults to buy health insurance... Scholars: Roosevelt the best first lady, Obama 5th...

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World News: Syria Update: 'Stranded at Sea 1 yr' Story Update: Brazil Dry, Britain Stormy; Greece Quake

Updated: 02/15/2014 - Syria peace talks in doubt... Syrian activist group says 140,000 killed so far... Father of man who died at sea still seeks answers... Ancient dog burial site found in Mexico City... More than 140 Brazilian cities ration water... 2 killed as storms keeping battering Britain... Taliban mark 25th anniversary of Soviet withdrawal... 4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island...

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Day in History: "U.S." Grant: Castro: Nylon: 1st 911 debuts in Ala

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Today in History - In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee ended as some 12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered; Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory earned him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender Grant." In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who'd invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber. In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. In 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. In 1969, country singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were married in Ringgold, Georgia. They had said they were secretly married six months earlier.

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Fla. Man Guilty of Lesser Counts in Music Shooting

Updated: 02/15/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store.

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Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure Into Law

Posted: 02/15/2014 - RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed separate measures lifting the federal debt limit and restoring full cost of living benefits for military retirees.

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Winter Storms Continue

Posted: 02/13/2014 - An overnight storm, that's still going strong, left the national monuments in Washington coated under a fresh layer of snow.

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New Video of Rover on Mars

Posted: 02/12/2014 - NASA is releasing video of its Curiosity rover as it slowly makes its way across the surface of Mars.

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