12:31 PM, July 15th, 2013
Skittles, I eat them! Iced tea, I drink that! Trayvon Martin, I am that!
12:38 PM, April 23rd, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, April 23rd

  1. Dutch Prime Minister Steps Down: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his cabinet tendered their resignations Monday as budget talks in the Netherlands fell through. Rutte and the Dutch Parliament will meet Tuesday to schedule new elections. 
  2. Zimmerman Released on $150K BailGeorge Zimmerman walked out of the Seminole County jail just after midnight Monday morning after posting $150,000 bail. Zimmerman put up $15,000 (10 percent) of the bail total to be released and was headed to an undisclosed location that could be outside of Florida. 
  3. Walmart Shares Fall on Bribery Probe: Walmart’s stock fell 3.1 percent in premarket trading Monday after a weekend New York Times article uncovered an internal investigation into bribery at the retailer’s Mexican operations. 
  4. Obama Embraces Executive Power: With Congress deadlocked, President Obama is increasingly resorting to executive orders and recess appointments to achieve his objectives. Last fall, after the summer’s debt-deal negotiations, Obama told aides they needed to do be more aggressive about executive power and coined the slogan “We can’t wait.”
  5. North Korea Promises to Turn Seoul to AshesNorth Korea’s rhetoric is becoming increasingly violent following its failed rocket launch. The country’s military threatened Monday to turn parts of Seoul to ashes using “special actions.” The actions, according to the military, “will reduce all … to ashes in three or four minutes … by unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style.” 

Photo: One year ago, photographer Tim Hetherington was killed by Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. These are his final images

1:59 PM, April 19th, 2012
Okay, you got it.
Trayvon Martin’s final words after being shot by George Zimmerman, according to a law enforcement source.
2:28 PM, April 16th, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, April 16th

  1. Lawyers: Open Zimmerman File: Media outlets including NBC and The New York Times filed Monday to have the court records unsealed in the case against George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Court files are normally considered public records in the Sunshine State, but a judge sealed Zimmerman’s file last week. 
  2. Obama, DNC Net $53M in March: More supporters of President Obama are preparing to let their money do the talking for them as his reelection campaign goes into gear. Obama and the Democratic National Committee scooped up $53 million in March, the two announced in a video Monday, a $9 million increase over February and a nearly $14 million jump from January.
  3. Breivik Claims Self-Defense: Anders Behring Breivik, the man accused of killing 77 people in Norway last summer, claimed he did so in self-defense. “I acknowledge the acts but do not plead guilty, and I claim I was doing it in self-defense.” Breivik’s trial moved forward after an expert found him sane, overruling an earlier diagnosis. 
  4. Karzai Faults NATO for AttacksAfghan President Hamid Karzai pointed a finger at NATO for attacks by militants in Kabul and elsewhere in the country Sunday that left 51 people dead. “The terrorists’ infiltration in Kabul and other provinces is an intelligence failure for us and especially for NATO and should be seriously investigated,” Karzai told reporters Monday. 
  5. Scorching Temperatures at Boston MarathonThis isn’t a good sign: because of scorching weather in Boston, organizers of the city’s marathon asked participants to consider sitting it out. The 27,000 runners had low-70s temperatures as the race began, but forecasts call for temperatures to hit the mid-80s by the race’s end.

Photo: Orthodox Christians take part in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Nir Elias / Reuters-Landov)

12:50 PM, April 13th, 2012

“As I was painting, I was asking the question: Why wasn’t he saved by an angelical force? Why has he chosen to scream across the nation?”

Trayvon Martin painted by Chaz Guest. Incredible. 

Above: ”Scream (Heard Across The Nation),” Chaz Guest, 2012. See the other painting, "Run, Trayvon, Run."

8:02 PM, April 11th, 2012
The simple truth is that what happened in Sanford, Florida, is a tragedy law cannot mend. It is a tragedy produced by our culture itself—a culture where racial divides and distrust remain as prevalent as they were when Rodney King, a black man, was beaten by white police officers in 1991, or when Abner Louima, another black man, was beaten and sodomized in 1997 by police officers in a Brooklyn police station.
7:19 PM, April 11th, 2012
Zimmerman’s defense attorney says Zimmerman to plead not guilty to murder. —AP

Zimmerman’s defense attorney says Zimmerman to plead not guilty to murder. —AP

6:35 PM, April 11th, 2012


Trayvon Martin’s family watches the announcement of a second degree murder charge against George Zimmerman. (From )

Live video: Family of Trayvon Martin and Rev. Al Sharpton speaking now

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6:23 PM, April 11th, 2012
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6:01 PM, April 11th, 2012
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5:29 PM, April 10th, 2012
Trayvon’s family was always concerned that Zimmerman doesn’t try to skirt his legal responsibilities and become a flight risk. We always wanted this before a judge and a jury. We hope that [authorities] will take this under consideration that this a flight risk. If they go to press charges, is he really going to face them?
In a statement issued to Time, Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, expressed surprise over Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig’s announcement that the lawyers had lost contact with their client, George Zimmerman. 
6:34 PM, April 9th, 2012

Cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/Isv7J4


Cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/Isv7J4

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