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Prosecution Can't Use Race As A Factor In Zimmerman Case

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The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman — who has been charged with killing Trayvon Martin — says the prosecution can use several terms the defense wanted to exclude. In talking about Zimmerman, prosecutors may use the terms "profiled," "vigilante," "wannabe cop" and that he "confronted Trayvon Martin." Opening statements begin Monday, but the court still has to rule on some key testimony: Which, if any, audio experts will be allowed to testify about who is heard calling for help on a 911 tape.
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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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