The decision by a Florida jury to acquit the man accused of murdering an unarmed African American has triggered protests across the US. President Barack Obama urged Americans to respect the jury's decision.
The man who shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 will not face federal charges, the United States Justice Department says. George Zimmerman was previously acquitted of second-degree murder by a state jury.
The murder trial in Montana over the killing of German exchange student Diren Dede has heard the emergency call made after the shooting. The prosecution alleges Dede was lured to his death.
The police chief of the Missouri town where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead has apologized. Brown's death sparked violent riots and a debate in the US on race relations.
The protests after the grand jury decision in Ferguson show that racial discrimination is still a hot issue in the United States. President Obama has hesitated for too long. Now he must take a stand, says Michael Knigge.
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