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Protest police shootings: Demands for change

The families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men felled by bullets or police force filled a podium in the nation's capital.

"This is a history-making moment," said Garner's mother, Gwen Carr. "It's ju...

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Protests of police shootings in D.C., NYC

The families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men felled by bullets or police force filled a podium in the nation's capital.

"This is a history-making moment," said Garner's mother, Gwen Carr. "It's ju...

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4 mothers share pain of losing sons

Their sons -- Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner -- have become symbols of a raging national conversation about police brutality and racial injustice.

Trayvon Martin's mother: Police blame the victim

Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks out on police brutality during a special interview with four mothers who have lost their sons.

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Mothers recount sons' deaths; protests go on

They spoke of loss, of heartbreak and of their search for justice.

Six mothers gathered at a church in Washington to share their pain: the pain of losing their sons to a police officer's bullets.

There was Valerie Bell, whose son Sean was fatally sho...

Witness: Man shot by cop had hands up

A witness says a man shot and critically injured by an Orange County sheriff's deputy had his hands up at the time of the shooting, as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates.

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NBA and NFL players join demonstrations

Their numbers aren't large, but professional athletes are starting to take a more visible role in protesting police violence.

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Garner's mother encourages protesters

Eric Garner's mother Saturday urged the thousands of demonstrators who have taken to streets throughout nation in protest of her son's death to "keep on doing it, but do it in peace."

Gwen Carr, who appeared at a Harlem rally with the family lawyer of...

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Protests feature demands, die-ins

Demonstrators took their shouts for an end to what they say is widespread and unchecked police brutality to an NBA arena in Washington, a famed department store in New York, a well-known Ivy League commercial spot and to roads where they often brough...

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Martin's parents extend words of comfort

The father of an unarmed Missouri teen killed by a policeman has gotten words of comfort from a Florida couple whose son suffered a similar fate.

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Why Ferguson touched a raw, national nerve

The rage echoing across the nation after a grand jury's conclusion in Ferguson, Missouri, goes far beyond the decision not to indict white police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Protesters have blocked bridges a...

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NFL player's Ferguson post draws applause

Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, came home Monday night after a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

It was late and surely he was worn out.

He turned on the television and saw everything that was going on in Ferguson, Missouri, ...

March held in Sanford for ...

A group of about 50 protesters march through historically-black Goldsboro in Sanford to decry the decision not to indict Michael Brown's shooter and address violence between police and minorities.

Protesters march in Sanford after Ferguson decision

A group of about 50 protesters marched through historically-black Goldsboro in Sanford to decry the decision not to indict Michael Brown's shooter and address violence between police and minorities.

Rallies set after Ferguson decison

Central Florida remains peaceful after a grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in unarmed teen Michael Brown's death.

Prayer rallies to be held Tuesday following Ferguson decision

Central Florida remained peaceful after a grand jury's decision Monday to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in unarmed teen Michael Brown's death.

Sanford prepares for protests in response to Ferguson

Reverend Al Sharpton organized a rally that drew thousands of people to the City of Sanford in the weeks before George Zimmerman was arrested for shooting Trayvon Martin. Now, Sanford is one of 28 cities where Sharpton's National Action Network is calling for rallies when the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision is announced.

Sanford prepared for protests in response to Ferguson

Ferguson is preparing in some of the same ways Sanford had to prepare in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

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Zimmerman civil rights case set

A federal grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing the civil rights case against George Zimmerman in  Orlando.

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Zimmerman case to federal court

A federal grand jury is expected to hear testimony surrounding the George Zimmerman case.

Transcript of CNN/WJXT gubernatorial debate

CNN and WJXT-TV partnered to host the nationally televised debate between gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist (D) and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R). The hour-long debate was moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and News4Jax's Kent Justice and aired live at 7p.m. 

US commission weighs in on 'stand your ground'

Experts tell a federal civil rights commission evaluating racial disparities in "stand your ground" laws that they benefited whites more than blacks.

Zimmerman atty. talks Dunn verdict

A day after 12 jurors convicted Michael Dunn of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, high-profile defense attorney Mark O'Mara weighed in on the outcome.

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'Trayvon Martin Project' debuts

A new play that focuses on the Trayvon Martin case will debut Friday night at a Central Florida theatre.

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Report: Zimmerman charges unlikely

The Washington Post reports the Department of Justice is not expected to move forward with civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

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Jury finds Dunn guilty of murder

The jury has found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Brother gives Zimmerman details

Robert Zimmerman opens up to GQ Magazine about what life was like for the family before, during and after his brother's murder trial.

Cops: Zimmerman threatened man

Police say George Zimmerman threatened to kill a man during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, but he was not arrested.

Cops: Zimmerman threatened man

Police say George Zimmerman threatened to kill a man during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, but he was not arrested.

ME presents unheard evidence

He claims his findings were changed after he was fired, and now the medical examiner who performed the autopsies of two high-profile cases in Central Florida is speaking out.

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