CNN Radio News Day: February 25, 2013
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 08: Cardinal Keith O'Brien poses for pictures following a conference at Gillis Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
February 25th, 2013
04:42 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 25, 2013

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  • Scotland's Roman Catholic archbishop, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has resigned amid allegations that he abused four men studying to be priests in the 1980s. It is the second potential scandal to emerge amid preparations for the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI this week and the concave to select a successor. On top of O'Brien's resignation, the Italian media has been abuzz recently with allegations that gay clergy may have made themselves vulnerable to blackmail by male prostitutes. That has set off speculation - denied by the Vatican - that a brewing scandal may have triggered Benedict's resignation. Catherine Deveney is a  journalist with "The Observer" who broke the story:

"There's been a bit of misunderstanding about the timing of this story, and people are kind of speculating, about, you  know, being connected to and trying to prevent Cardinal O'Brien traveling to the conclave. But in fact, the complaints were received by the Vatican several days before the pope resigned. " FULL POST

February 25th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

'Stand Your Ground' one year later

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

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(CNN) - Tuesday marks one year since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. Martin is the Florida teenager who had a fatal confrontation with neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, in Sanford, Florida.

The incident sparked protests across the nation over the issue of race relations.

But it also prompted Florida, and other states, to take another look at the law pivotal to this case, the so-called "stand your ground" law.

It's a defense that Zimmerman expects to use when he goes to trial in June on second-degree murder charges. Language in Florida's "stand your ground" law makes it easier to prove self-defense, and is a law that prosecutors like Scott Burns aren't fans of. Burns is executive director of the National District Attorney's Association:

[2:43] "If somebody breaks into your house and you shoot them, that's easier for prosecutors to deal with. If there's an argument in a parking lot and someone shoots someone in the head, that's a little more difficult. Especially if you have a 'stand your ground' law that says you didn't have to retreat."

Burns says in the year since the Martin shooting, a vast majority of states have revisited their self-defense or "stand your ground" laws, with some making changes.

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