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It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed.More >>
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(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...More >>
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ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Alabama's NAACP President Edward Vaughn is apologizing for comments made about the Mobile, Alabama area's Azalea Trail Maids.
The group of 50 high school seniors, dressed in pastel-colored dresses of yesteryear, are part of a long standing tradition that will soon become a part of Presidential history. The racially integrated group will walk in next week's inaguaral parade of President Barack Obama.
The controversy started last week when Vaughn said the costumes worn by the maids reminded him of slavery.
"These are not just regular costumes. These are the costumes that remind someone of the plantation in Gone with the Wind," Edward Vaughn said in a phone interview.
On Wednesday Vaughn apologized for saying the group would make Alabama a "laughing-stock" and said he never suggested excluding the group from the parade.
Mobile officials immediatly took offense to Vaughn's assertations. "We want everyone to know that these young ladies do not need to be identified with slavery," said Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine.
"I don't see what the dresses have to do with racism. I don't see it. It's just a regular dress to me. Just a dress they wore back in the day," said Carolyn Tius of Montgomery.
Organizers stand behind the tradition, but opponents say tradition is the problem.
"We needed something that could show Alabama's great progress rather than something that shows a shameful past," Vaughn said at the time.
The Azalea Trail Maids haven't let the controversy slow their march to Washington, however. They leave for our nation's capital on Sunday.