Zimmerman's lawyer: Not about civil rights
According to a fire department report, Zimmerman had "abrasions to his forehead," "bleeding/tenderness to his nose" and a "small laceration to the back of his head" when he was treated at the scene.
February 27th, 2013
01:18 AM ET

Zimmerman's lawyer: Not about civil rights

Whatever the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case, it will be viewed less as a determination of the shooter's guilt or innocence and more as a victory or loss for civil rights, George Zimmerman's lawyer fears.

Mark O'Mara said he has been busy trying to dispel the racial overtones in the case by getting out more evidence about his client.

His hope, he said, is that people will divorce a verdict from the real civil rights questions.

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Shark kills swimmer in New Zealand
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February 27th, 2013
12:18 AM ET

Shark kills swimmer in New Zealand

A wimmer  in New Zealand died Wednesday after he was attacked by a great white shark on the country's west coast, authorities said.

The man was found dead in the water on Wednesday afternoon at Muriwai beach, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Auckland, New Zealand police said. The shark was still biting the man's body when he was found, it added.

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February 27th, 2013
12:16 AM ET

Report: 4 kids die in China school stampede

A stampede at an elementary school in central China killed four students Wednesday morning, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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