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Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight

Scores of people signed online petitions to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking the Justice Department to investigate the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The case shows the power of social networking to quickly mobilize advocates in sometimes volatile situations.
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Tensions Rising In Fla. Over Teen's Shooting

The community of Sanford, Fla., met Tuesday at a town hall meeting to discuss a controversial shooting. Trayvon Martin, 17, was killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The man has not been charged and says he shot the black teen in self-defense. Charges of racial bias have followed, and the episode has sparked a national outcry.
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White House Preps For Court's Health Care Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act next week. The White House is gearing up to defend the policy across the country, but officials aren't talking publicly about what might happen if all or part of the law is struck down.
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Italian 'Nonnas' Bring Taste Of Home To Staten Island

Enoteca Maria, an Italian restaurant on Staten Island, has no head chef. Instead, the owner brings in Italian grandmas to cook up the regional dishes they learned from their parents and grandparents.
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FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling

The Supreme Court recently said police overstepped their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without a search warrant. The decision set off alarm bells at the FBI, where officials are trying to determine whether they need to change the way they work.
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Confronting The VP May Be Impolite. Is It A Crime?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case involving a Colorado man who was thrown in jail after telling Vice President Cheney in 2006 that the Bush administration's policies in Iraq were "disgusting." Even the Secret Service agents involved in the arrest disagree on what happened.
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With His Big Win In Illinois, Romney Could Regain Nomination Mojo

Illinois, with its more upscale, well-educated and moderate Republicans, especially in the counties surrounding Chicago, was always favorable political terrain for Mitt Romney. It was no surprise that he won, but the margin was impressive. And he also showed strength among voters he has had trouble courting.

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