New Case Renews 'Stand Your Ground' Debate In Fla.
By: Greg Allen
December 17, 2012
Michael Dunn, the man charged with shooting and killing 17-year old Justin Davis in a dispute over loud music, was arraigned Monday on first degree murder charges. He's claimed he acted in self-defense and Florida's Stand Your Ground law may be an issue as it has been in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Davis' father is calling for changes in Florida's gun laws.
Sarah Ramirez left a high-prestige career to bring California's bounty of unsellable fruit to food banks in the state's Central Valley. Her grassroots organization is trying to address a regional conundrum: While many area farms end up with imperfect fruit that can't be sold to supermarkets, local farmworkers struggle to afford fresh produce.
After a decade of kicking the ball down the road, Congress appears ready to repeal its payment formula for Medicare and replace it with a whole new system. This time, doctors would be paid according to the quality of results they produce, rather than the number of services they provide.
Online communities are taking physical shape in the San Francisco Bay Area, where young professionals run modern-day communes. It makes economic sense. Census numbers show San Franciscans pay the highest rent in the country.
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