Obama asks Americans to ‘do some soul-searching’ in aftermath of Trayvon … – Washington Post

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The nation’s first black president, recognizing the disconnect between how whites and blacks were reacting to the Zimmerman verdict, sought to explain why the acquittal had upset so many African Americans. “I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history

Mich. judge rules Detroit bankruptcy unconstitutional – USA TODAY

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Mich. judge rules Detroit bankruptcy unconstitutional – USA TODAY
State’s attorney general disagrees, is appealing. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, left, and Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevin Orr, address Detroit’s bankruptcy filing at a news conference July 19, 2013, in Detroit.(Photo: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 255 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE LANSING, Mich — An Ingham County judge says Thursday’s historic Detroit bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution and