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2:42am

Wed July 17, 2013
Law

Holder: It's Time To Examine 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 3:08 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Attorney General Eric Holder says it is time to take a hard look at so-called Stand Your Ground laws. These are laws that allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves, if they believe they're under attack. Holder delivered that call to action yesterday in a speech to the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., a short distance away from where unarmed, black teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last year. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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3:03pm

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Holder Calls For 'Hard Look' At 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 4:34 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual convention of the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. Holder told the convention that "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been adopted in 30 states should be reconsidered.
David Manning Reuters /Landov

Saying that "it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called for a reexamination of so-called stand your ground laws.

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12:36pm

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida Man Who Woke Up Speaking Swedish Is ID'd By Sister

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 1:32 pm

Michael Boatwright, an amnesia sufferer who now refers to himself as Johan Ek, during an interview at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif.
Jay Calderon The Desert Sun

One of the odder stories of the day is that of 61-year-old Michael Boatwright, "a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at a Southern California motel," as The Associated Press writes.

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5:27pm

Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 6:36 pm

Cue the Jaws theme: A hammerhead shark in the shallow Gulf of Mexico waters of Seagrove Beach, Fla., on Monday.
Russell Lewis NPR

While on vacation Monday at Florida's Seagrove Beach, east of Pensacola, NPR's Russell Lewis snapped a photo that's been picking up quite a few retweets. It wasn't "Sharknado II," but does seem to have caught folks' interest.

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4:05pm

Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Feds Unlikely To Prosecute Zimmerman, Former Prosecutors Say

In Los Angeles on Sunday, demonstrators expressed their anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman on the charges he faced for the death of Trayvon Martin.
Jim Ruymen UPI /Landov
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