He wanted to persuade a grand jury of his innocence. Instead, it indicted him on three separate charges. Jail time is now a distinct possibility.
The gay community wants the same hate-crime protections that blacks and Jews have – and would get them in legislation before Congress now.
Some laid-off educated workers are turning to lower-skilled jobs to get by.
Two recent, divergent court rulings on warrantless tracking suggest new technologies are straining old privacy standards.
Recent incidents differ, but experts say there could be a trend.
The deaths in North Carolina and California follow other high-profile shootings in recent weeks.
Some 8 percent of black men in the US have lost their jobs since November 2007, according to a recent study.
Some stimulus dollars are already circulating but may not provide enough help for the jobless.