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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Trayvon Martin case in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, July 19, 2013.      (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)

All In agenda: President Obama's perspective on Trayvon Martin

07/19/13 04:34PM

Watch All In with Chris Hayes tonight for a conversation about the unexpected remarks President Obama made Friday afternoon on race and the Trayvon Martin case. Speaking from the White House Press Briefing Room, the president discussed the suspicion black men regularly face from a personal perspective. read more

Chrysler Mack I Engine Plant assembly workers Bill Galecki (L), Tony Russo and John Terry (R) listen during a news conference to announce a major financial investment and more jobs added to the engine plant in Detroit, Michigan November 15, 2012. ...

Why didn't the auto bailout save Detroit?

07/19/13 04:24PM

The federal government poured $85 billion to prop up General Motors and Chrysler--an infusion of taxpayer money that helped pull America's auto giants back from the brink. GM posted record profits in 2011, and Chrysler's renewed financial health has helped it open new plants and training centers. Meanwhile, auto sales are projected to top 16 million this year, returning to pre-recession levels. "We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt," President Obama declared last year. And yet, this week Detroit declared bankruptcy. Why is the Motor City still in so much trouble? read more

File Photo:  U.S. Navy guards escort a detainee after a "life skills" class at Camp 6 in the Guantanamo Bay detention center on March 30, 2010 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images, File)

Full-body pat-downs resume at Gitmo

07/19/13 01:18PM

Pending an appeal, federal judges allowed groin searches to resume at Guantanamo Bay prison on Wednesday. The three-judge panel stayed the order U.S. District Judge Lamberth had issued July 11th  demanding all Guantanamo guards halt the practice, saying the addition of the genital pat-down in prisoner searches “seems less like a valid choice on the part of the JDG commander and more like an attempt to deny counsel access through alternative means.” read more

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protestors Thursday July 18, 2013 in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is telling protesters that he will not ask lawmakers to revamp the state's self-defense laws. (Photo by Phil Sears/AP)

Florida Gov. Scott affirms support for 'Stand Your Ground' law

07/18/13 11:27PM

Florida Governor Rick Scott met with protesters in Tallahassee Thursday night and reiterated that he still supports the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground" law. The group of protesters, who call themselves the “Dream Defenders,” had been occupying and sleeping in the Florida capitol building for three days. They said they wouldn’t leave until they personally met with Scott and until he called a special legislative session to address the state’s “Stand Your Ground" law through what they’re calling the “Trayvon Martin Act.” read more

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#click3 Wyoming has 2 escalators

07/18/13 08:40PM

1. Princess Kate is with child. A bunch of people in England can't wait until she gives birth. But they have to wait. But waiting can be boring. Good thing humans are creative. Some Brits have taken to betting on the new baby's name and gender. The names "Alexandra" and "George" are doing well. And "Fergie" is not. 2. Just some robots doin' perfect quadruple blackflips. 3. The state of Wyoming has two escalators. read more

Children sing Happy Birthday to former President Nelson Mandela at a school in Atteridgevile near Pretoria, July 18, 2013. (Photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters)

South Africa celebrates Mandela's birthday

07/18/13 05:35PM

It’s been over a month since former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized in “critical but stable condition” with a severe lung infection. Despite reports that he was on life support, the still-bedridden Mandela has managed to see his 95th birthday. The government offered a hopeful recent statement, claiming “doctors have confirmed that health is steadily improving.” read more

The abandoned Michigan Central Station is seen in Detroit, Michigan April 5, 2011.  (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

Detroit files for bankruptcy

07/18/13 05:31PM

Detroit has become the biggest city in U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder authorized Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, to file for bankruptcy on Thursday afternoon, which Snyder described as a painful but necessary step to rebuilding the insolvent city. "The fiscal realities confronting Detroit have been ignored for too long," Snyder said in a statement.  "This is a difficult step, but the only viable option to address a problem that has been six decades in the making." read more

Protesters crowd into Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office Tuesday July 16, 2013, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Dream Defenders organized a sit-in of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office in response to the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the trial of George...

All In agenda: Standing up to "Stand Your Ground" in Florida

07/18/13 05:25PM

Tonight on All In with Chris Hayes: Pressure is mounting on Florida Governor Rick Scott to respond to protesters opposing “Stand Your Ground” laws as they occupy his office for the second straight day. The group of Trayvon Martin supporters are frustrated with the law allowing the use of force in self-defense which was considered by the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman. read more

Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Thomas Perez confirmed as Labor secretary

07/18/13 05:07PM

The Senate confirmed Thomas Perez to be secretary of labor by a 54-46 party line vote Thursday afternoon. Perez will be the only Latino in President Obama's second-term cabinet. Republicans were highly critical of Perez' nomination. In a floor speech in May, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called Perez "a committed ideologue who appears willing, quite frankly, to say or do anything to achieve his ideological ends." read more

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act while in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2013.      (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)

President 'steadily working' on Obamacare despite GOP pushback

07/18/13 12:42PM

President Obama said that health care was not a privilege in a speech Thursday ahead of the October implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Obama spoke a day after the Republican House tried for the 38th time to dismantle the legislation, which will set up state-by-state insurance exchanges intended to drive down costs. "We've got a lot of problems in this country, and there's a lot of work that Congress needs to do—get a farm bill passed, get immigration reform done, make sure we get a budget in place—and yet, instead, we're re-fighting these old battles," Obama said. read more

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