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  1. Netanyahu's words of wisdom to U.N.Read the original story

    5 min ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations was simple and true. His words were plain, his logic was undeniable.

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  2. Man guilty of 'loud music' murderRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

    A US man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager who was playing loud music in a car in a Florida carpark. Michael Dunn, 47, had been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in February, but a jury deadlocked on the top count of the indictment, charging him with the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in November 2012.

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  3. Man calls arrest a - misunderstanding'Read the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. -- A Sunday School teacher claims he was acting in self-defense when he fired a gun in Wheeling over the weekend in the Centre Market area.

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  4. Carlsbad woman acquitted of first-degree murder in husband's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

    A Carlsbad woman who shot her schoolteacher-husband in the couple's home during an argument was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder, and jurors deadlocked on lesser charges. Julie Elizabeth Harper, 41, could have faced 50 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder in the Aug. 7, 2012, shooting death of 39-year-old Jason Harper, a math teacher and volleyball coach at Carlsbad High School.

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  5. Arias attorneys allege misconduct, seek dismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Windsor Beacon

    Attorneys for Jodi Arias filed a motion to dismiss the death penalty Wednesday morning, citing what they claim is a long litany of misconduct by the prosecutor and law enforcement. Arias, 34, has already been found guilty of the murder of her lover, Travis Alexander, who was found dead in the shower of his Mesa home in 2008.

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  6. Michael Dunn found guilty of Fla. teen's murderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

    Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Dunn's parents were in the courtroom for the verdict.

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  7. 3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Sexual AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Shape

    After she survived a sexual assault, Avital Zeisler's life did a 360. A professional ballerina before her attack, she's since dedicated herself to showing women how they can protect themselves from being victimized-whether on the street or in their own home.

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  8. Man convicted of murder in killing over loud musicRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WALA

    A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music. Prosecutors said Michael Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired 10 times into an SUV carrying 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three of his friends in November 2012.

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  9. Civil proceedings underway in former Cottageville mayor's slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Post and Courier

    ... for Price have maintained Reeves was mentally unstable and attacked the officer. Price fired his weapon out of self defense, his attorney Lake Summers alleged in open court. Speaking to the jury, Mullins McLeod, an attorney for Ashley Reeves, ...

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  10. George Zimmerman's Family Tried To Get Reality TV ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Kos

    In an in-depth interview in GQ, George Zimmerman's brother discloses that his family wanted to "rebrand" the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer after his murder acquittal and make him the star of a reality TV show.. "I learned a lot from watching 'Keeping up with the Kardashians,' " Robert Zimmerman Jr. told GQ in a story in its October editions.

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  11. Florida Jury Finds Michael Dunn Guilty of First Degree MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Skanner

    Michael Dunn has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Florida teen Jordan Davis. It was Dunn's second trial.

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  12. Preliminary hearing starts for Oklahoma war hero in the death of his uncleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NewsOK.com

    Maxx Robinson is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the April 1 shooting death of his uncle, Bill J. Cline Jr., during an altercation at Cline's home in Porter. Staff Sgt.

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  13. The Wire: Secret Service chief resigns; conviction in loud-music...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times-Standard

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday over a series of presidential security breaches after support for her in Congress all but collapsed. White House spokesman Josh Earnest had strenuously defended Pierson the day before, but Wednesday he said President Barack Obama "concluded new leadership of that agency was required."

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  14. Florida man who fired into SUV is convictedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music. Prosecutors said Michael Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired 10 times into an SUV carrying 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three of his friends in November 2012.

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  15. Onus of changing campus rape culture lies with menRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    Unfortunately, Dan Thomasson's Sept. 23 From our inbox article, Academia needs to act to protect college women, reinforced the antiquated notion that it's women's responsibility to avoid getting raped.

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  16. Judge upholds murder verdict found by retired judge who claimed bias against defendantRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Retired judge Frank Barbaro, 86, testified last year that he shouldn't have found Donald Kagan , 40, guilty of killing Wavell Wint in 1998, and he should have given credence to the white defendant's claim of self-defense. An emotional Brooklyn judge Wednesday said she couldn't free a man convicted of murder, even though the trial judge later said he was prejudiced against the defendant.

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  17. Re: Michael Dunn Guilty Of First-Degree Murder Of Jordan DavisRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NewsOne

    UPDATED 10/1/14, 5:16 P.M.: The Rev. Al Sharpton has released the following statement on Michael Dunn's guilty verdict: "The conviction of Michael Dunn of first degree murder vindicates the committed work of the parents of Jordan Davis and all of us, who despite setbacks still tried to get the courts to deal with issues like this.

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  18. Shooter Convicted in Florida 'Stand Your Ground' TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Truthdig

    A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday convicted Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, of murdering African-American teenager Jordan Davis. Dunn opened fire on Davis and three of the 17-year-old's friends after he claimed to see a shotgun in the teenagers' car.

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  19. Iran postpones woman's executionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CNN

    The hanging of an Iranian woman, convicted of murder in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against her rapist, has been delayed for 10 days, according to Amnesty International. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

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  20. Murder Conviction in Florida Loud Music ShootingRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    Michael Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting of unarmed teen Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville, Florida, convenience store after a dispute over loud music. Dunn, a 47-year-old white software developer from Satellite Beach, claimed he was acting in self defense when he fired 10 rounds into a Dodge Durango containing Davis and three other black teens.

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