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  • A black teen is shot in Kekla Magoon's 'How It Went Down'

    A black teen is shot in Kekla Magoon's 'How It Went Down'
    Kekla Magoon's riveting postmortem account of a tragic shooting is as familiar a scenario in contemporary urban YA fiction as it has been in recent national headlines. "How It Went Down" opens seconds after a white bystander, Jack Franklin, guns down African American teen Tariq Johnson after a confrontation in front of the Underhill neighborhood convenience store. Many witnesses narrate the shooting from their vantage points, including various members of the local 8-5 Kings gang and their affiliates as well as the convenience store owner.
  • Grand jury meeting in civil-rights case involving George Zimmerman

    Grand jury meeting in civil-rights case involving George Zimmerman
    A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork. A U.S....

    Five things for Wednesday, Oct. 29

    Five things for Wednesday, Oct. 29
    Here are your five things for today in Orlando: traffic nightmare; Maxwell on medical marijuana; red-light ticket class-action lawsuit; and more. 1. A traffic nightmare hits Central Florida this morning. Traffic along I-4 in Volusia and Seminole...

    Crime and race produce fact-free exchange during Florida debate

    Crime and race produce fact-free exchange during Florida debate
    Congratulations Florida. Our two candidates for governor moved from the political debacle forever known as "Fangate" to a more traditional slugfest of a debate in Jacksonville. The only thing missing from this week's exchange were the onstage security...

    Commentary: Why is Barack Obama so hated?

    Commentary: Why is Barack Obama so hated?
    Why is Barack Obama so hated? The question cropped up several times Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." CBS News political director John Dickerson looked at what will follow next week's midterms if the Republicans win the Senate. "The question is after this...