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Here are the top news stories from the past week:
- "I don't know what happened. I don't know at all, who this kid was or anything else. But I know George (Zimmerman). And I know he does not like black people. He would start something. He's a very confrontational person."
- "Where I first walked out there, the black guy was on top, and the only reason I can tell that was because the guy that was on the ground under him at that point wrestling was definitely a lighter color."
Two quotes in the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Several witness quotes were released, and several offer conflicting accounts of the incident that ended with Martin dead.
- Facebook’s shares finally went public Friday, and all eyes were on the social-networking company throughout the day. Facebook’s first trade entered at $42.05 a share.
- For the first time in the history of the United States, more minority children were born than white children, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the 12 months that ended last July, 50.4 percent of children born in the U.S. were from minority groups.
- "Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith. While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time." - Family statement on the death of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, who died Thursday at age 63. Summer sang hits such as "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard for the Money." TMZ reported that she died of cancer.
- "I thought I would see at least some remorse in his eyes when I came here. But instead I saw his bloodthirstiness. I don't know how he can live with what he did, with killing so many people." - Munira Subasic, who lost several family members in Srebrenica, talking about Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, who went on trial today. Mladic made a throat-slitting gesture in response to Subasic looking at him and miming a handcuff sign.
- "This should never have happened. I can't justify it. Unfortunately these mistakes were self inflicted." – JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, talking to shareholders Tuesday about the $2 billion trading loss that the company suffered. Despite the big loss, shareholders approved a $23 million package for Dimon.
Page 2 of 2 - - A mother shot her four children and then killed herself Tuesday morning in Florida, police said. The children – ages 12, 13, 15 and 17 – were all killed. At one point this morning, three of the children went to a neighbor’s house, but their mother called them home and then shot them.
- "We really don't see the suffering side of it. We see the miraculous survival. I think that's the story that's inspired us, that's the story that's inspired, I think, the nation at this point." - Andy Copeland, father of Aimee Copeland, 24, who has already lost a leg because of a flesh-eating bacteria she got while using a homemade zip line. She also may lose her fingers, but overall, doctors are stunned Aimee is doing so well.
- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned over the weekend after it was revealed he lied on his resume. Thompson said he majored in accounting and computer science, but he actually only majored in accounting. Thompson also could owe Yahoo $7 million because of bonuses built into his contract when he was hired in January.
Video of the week: Man falls out window on live TV
A New Jersey man was caught on camera falling out of a window during a CBS live shot.
GateHouse News Service