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2:29pm

Fri April 20, 2012
The Two-Way

In First Test For Racial Justice Act, Judge Commutes Man's Death Sentence

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 2:31 pm

A North Carolina judge commuted the death sentence of convicted murderer Marcus Robinson saying racial bias tainted his trial and sentencing. Instead, Robinson will serve life in prison.

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11:23am

Fri April 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Billionaires' Giving Pledge Gets A Dozen New Signatures

A dozen more super-wealthy donors have signed a pledge started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, promising to give away half of their wealth to charity.

The latest additions include hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman and his wife Karen and Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors Inc., the initiative, Giving Pledge, said in a statement.

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10:06am

Fri April 20, 2012
The Two-Way

ABC News: Photo Shows George Zimmerman Had Bloodied Head

A photograph, ABC News says shows blood on George Zimmerman's head.
ABC News

A photograph published by ABC News this morning shows what the network says is the head of George Zimmerman covered in blood. ABC News says the picture was taken minutes after Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin to death.

The 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting, but he has maintained that he shot Martin, who was unarmed and on his way back from buying candy and tea, in self defense.

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6:05am

Fri April 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Bail Hearing Today For George Zimmerman

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 9:23 am

Defense attorney Mark O'Mara (left) stands with his client, George Zimmerman, at a hearing related to second-degree murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
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UPDATE at 11:10 a.m. EST:

Judge Kenneth Lester says George Zimmerman can go free as he awaits trial if he posts a $150,000 bail.

Lester said as a condition of his release, Zimmerman would be electronically monitored, could have no contact with Trayvon Martin's family and would be prohibited from possessing firearms or using alcohol. He will also be on a curfew and have to check in every three days.

The judge said once he is assured that security measures have been met, Zimmerman will be freed.

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5:14am

Fri April 20, 2012

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