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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to, on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Police Sergeant Says Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets Were A Training Aid

Apr 14, 2013

A police sergeant in Port Canaveral, Fla., has been fired after he brought targets bearing images resembling Trayvon Martin — a silhouetted figure in a hooded sweatshirt, holding a canned drink — to a police target practice session.

"Whether his act was hatred or stupidity, none is tolerable," Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh says of former officer Ron King, in a report by local station WFTV.

Located along Florida's central coast east of Orlando, Port Canaveral is about an hour's drive from Sanford, Fla., where Martin, 17, was shot and killed last February.

King, who was fired on Friday, apologized for the April 2 shooting range incident in a video statement he released late Saturday. King blames his firing on politics within the police department, and he says the silhouette targets were meant to serve as a "no-shoot training aid," to help officers make decisions on when to fire their weapon.

Addressing the Martin family, King said, "I assure you that the use of these targets that are in question is to prevent a tragedy from taking place."

The targets were reportedly not used at the firing range.

When a company announced last May that it was producing silhouette firing-range targets based on Martin's appearance, it brought outrage both from the Martin family's attorney and from gun enthusiasts, as WKMG TV reported. But the company also said it sold out of its first production run of the targets in two days.

The trial of George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder in Martin's death, is set to begin in June. You can review NPR's coverage of the case in our archive.

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