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Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty in Trayvon Martin's death

Written by  |  Thursday, 11 July 2013 13:00  |  Published in US NEWS

SANFORD, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- A jury in Florida Saturday night found neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

The verdict came after the Seminole County jury of six women deliberated a total of about 15 hours over two days following a five-week trial, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The panel could have found him guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter.

GenDyn tapped for C5SR services

Written by  |  Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:59  |  Published in US NEWS

FAIRFAX, Va., July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic has given a prime contract for C5ISR services to General Dynamics One Source.

The award is one of 15 under the Business and Force Support Multiple Award Pillar contract with an overall value of more than $900 million over five years to all awardees if all options are exercised.

The command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to be provided will be global in scope.

U.S. black leaders urge discussions on race relations

Written by  |  Friday, 19 July 2013 20:00  |  Published in US NEWS

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus said President Obama's remarks on the Trayvon Martin verdict were a step toward a new debate on race relations.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, said Sunday Obama gave validation to long-held feelings in the black community that they were in treacherous waters when dealing with the justice system and with Congress.

"I think that it was timely, but more importantly I think that he could feel the anger that was going around across this country," Fudge said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And he felt that he needed to respond in a way that I think took a lot of courage."

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