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D.C. Roundtable On Race, Justice System And Trayvon Martin

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In the aftermath of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Florida, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is organizing a community discussion tonight focusing on the perception of black men. Martin, 17, was killed Feb. 26 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

The case has prompted a nationwide discussion on race relations and tonight, at the D.C. Armory, the Commission on Black Men and Boys is holding a roundtable hearing.

Among the four panelists will be Charlie Rawlings, whose 14-year-old son was killed in 2007 in a shooting involving two off-duty D.C. police officers. The officers were never charged and the family received a settlement from the city. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm.


Patti Smith Reveals Her Solitary Soul In The 'M Train'

Smith follows up to her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.
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The Realities And Possibilities Of Eating Well On $4 A Day

Some see the so-called "food stamp challenge" as one that builds empathy, others see it as a publicity stunt. We consider the realities -- and possibilities -- of eating well on $4 a day.

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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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