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Zimmerman will try stand your ground defense

George Zimmerman confirmed Thursday that he will assert a “stand your ground” defense, although a judge would determine in a hearing whether he ultimately can claim to have acted in self defense under the Stand Your Ground law. ...

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Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has bipolar disorder, the clearest indication so far of what’s kept the veteran South Side lawmaker on medical leave and out of the public eye for more than two months. ...

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Supreme Court’s Citizens United verdict crippling Obama’s Campaign

Supreme Court threatened the health of our democracy by allowing PACs to finance ads with unlimited amounts of money under a vile of secrecy. ...

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Powerball rises to $320 million, fourth-largest jackpot ever

Get your tickets — the Powerball jackpot has grown to $320 million for Wednesday’s drawing, the fourth-largest prize in the lottery's history. If taken as a lump sum, the cash value of the jackpot is $213.3 million, according to powerball.com. The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multistate lottery drawing on Saturday. Although no one hit all six winning numbers — 4, 13, 39, 46, 51 and ...

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Romney did Obama a huge favor

In a classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch, Christopher Walken plays a music producer with just one message for his bands: "More cowbell! I gotta have more cowbell!" ...

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All but Forgotten: Middle-aged, older Black women at risk for HIV

[caption id="attachment_1798" align="alignleft" width="131"] Nell Davis[/caption] All but Forgotten: Middle-aged, older Black women at risk for HIV By Andrea King Collier        Nell Davis never expected to be in the national spotlight at 64-years-old. The California mother and grandmother never expected to be diagnosed with HIV, either. But she has become one of the new faces of HIV by being featured ...

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The new Trayvon Martin? Police say man committed suicide while cuffed behind his back

Trayvon Martin, more and more observers are becoming concerned about the alleged “suicide” of Chavis Carter. ...

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Experts: Gabby will make millions in endorsements for years to come

Some might be focused on the fact that they think that Gabby Douglas has had a few bad hair days, but she’s now got enough money to get whatever hairstyle she wants. ...

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Barack Obama’s campaign spending and the Black Press

In 2008, the presidential elections cost a record- setting $2.8 billion. To win that election, Barack Obama spent $740.6 million, eclipsing the combined $646.7 that George W. Bush and John Kerry spent four years earlier ...

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Is Jesse Jackson, Jr. suffering from depression?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr's doctor recently announced that the Illinois Democrat has been absent from Congress in order to receive treatment for a mood disorder. ...

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