George Zimmerman sells gun used to kill Trayvon Martin to 'John Smith' for $138,900

George Zimmerman appears to have sold the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin four years ago, bringing an end to the latest controversy to swirl around the notorious former neighbourhood watch leader.

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Hispanic voters in Florida bemoan 'hateful' Trump campaign as they head to polls

Of the tens of thousands of this year’s new Hispanic voters heading to the polls in Florida , none will appreciate the experience more than Thomas Kennedy. As an onlooker to Florida’s political process during his 11 years as an undocumented immigrant living in Miami, he yearned to have his voice heard, yet was powerless to participate.

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Bernie Sanders' candidacy is a first for Jews. So why isn't he talking about it?

Historic nature of his presidential bid is drawing a shrug from his co-religionists in Florida, the first state with a large Jewish population to hold a primary

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Florida Tea Party leader splits with movement over solar power: 'I will do what is right'

Debbie Dooley is a firebrand Republican and an outspoken founding member of the Tea Party. But in a fast-intensifying battle over the future of solar power in Florida, she is not on the side you might expect .

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Lawsuit could set precedent for prosecution of war criminals living in US

Almost three decades after he was imprisoned and tortured by henchmen of brutal Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, Farhan Warfaa is still haunted by the moment the army officer interrogating him drew out a pistol and shot him five times at close range.

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Florida no longer safe haven for war criminals as US prosecutors take action

Accused human rights abuser Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, 77, moves closer to deportation in likely precedent for future cases in Sunshine State

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New Puerto Rican law would brand parents of obese children 'child abusers'

Nikhol Cruz Cepeda doesn’t look like a victim of child abuse. She has a wide, sparkling smile, enjoys spending time with her family and close circle of friends, and is doing well at school. Like any young teenager, she is a little shy when you first start talking to her, but she warms up quickly and is soon chatting happily about maybe working in science when she completes her studies.

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'Rape dungeon' allegations emerge in abuse report on Florida's notorious Dozier School for Boys

Forensic researchers sifting the grounds of a notorious Florida reform school at the centre of a decades-long abuse scandal have identified the remains of two more bodies from 51 recovered so far from unmarked graves.

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Lawyers seek new trial for 14-year-old South Carolina boy executed in 1944

Richard Luscombe, theguardian.com

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Watch: Mother in Florida cyberbullying case punched several children in separate incident

Video of woman – whose daughter was charged after girl's death – punching children was posted to Facebook

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Albuquerque embraces 'Breaking Bad' with funeral for Walter White

A recently deceased drugs kingpin who founded a multimillion-dollar methamphetamine empire was receiving an unexpected send-off on Saturday, with an elaborate funeral supported by politicians and city officials and a guard of honour provided by the police.

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Florida police chief: George Zimmerman is 'a Sandy Hook waiting to happen'

A series of indiscreet emails by a Florida police chief has revealed his belief that Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman is a volatile character who is "a Sandy Hook waiting to happen".

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George Zimmerman's wife to file for divorce

Shellie Zimmerman seeks divorce from Florida neighbourhood watch leader acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin

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Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity investigated over Facebook pics of drugs and underage girls

One of the largest university fraternities in the US was under a new police investigation on Tuesday after the suspension of a Florida chapter whose students set up a Facebook page allegedly advertising drugs and featuring photographs of topless or semi-nude underage girls.

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Eric Holder calls for review of self-defense laws after George Zimmerman's acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's acquittal over the murder of Trayvon Martin as a backdrop to call for a deeper debate about issues of race and gun controls.

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