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Judge deciding neighborhood-watch beating case

The fates of two brothers charged with beating a black teenager while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch are in the hands of a judge in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The two sides presented their closing arguments to Judge Pamela ...

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Baltimore neighborhood watch trial set against Fla. fury

Two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood are set to go on trial Monday in a case with similarities to the Trayvon Martin shooting. The brothers, who are white and Jewish, have claimed ...

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Zimmerman makes court appearance in Fla. shooting

SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight, looked straight ahead and wore a ...

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Bowie State student held without bond in fatal stabbing

UPPER MARLBORO — A judge has ordered a 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing a roommate last week held without bond. Alexis Simpson was ordered held without bond Monday. Her attorney, Michael Worthy, said in court that ...

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Modern debutantes: Car repair, self-defense and ball gowns

PLANO, Texas — Sure, they still learn to take a graceful bow while wearing elegant white dresses and tiaras, but some debutantes are also taking in the finer points of car repair, nutrition and self-defense. “It’s not just all about ...

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