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  • Rock Royalty Join Trayvon Martin’s Mom at NY Rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators, including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, joined Trayvon Martin's mother Saturday in New York City at one of about 100 rallies around the country calling for justice for the slain black teenager. Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and ...

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  • Suspect in NYC Elevator Torching Due in Court

    NEW YORK (AP) — As Deloris Gillespie went up the elevator to her fifth-floor Brooklyn apartment, carrying groceries, a man was waiting. His face was one her neighbors later recognized, and she surely must have, too. Surveillance video from inside the small elevator shows that he looked ...

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  • Rep. Rangel Seeks Fairness in Ethics Case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some of U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel's constituents greeted the embattled politician with a warm handshake July 24, saying his decades of public service outshine the ethics cloud hanging over him as he seeks re-election. "Charlie has done as much for this community as ...

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