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September 28, 2018

EDITORS:

The following story will move Saturday as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:

KAVANAUGH-PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

WASHINGTON — With some defenders of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh using the “boys will be boys” excuse, some minorities and others see a racial double standard and complain that young blacks often aren’t afforded the presumption of innocence. They cite the cases of Trayvon Martin in Florida, Tamir Rice in Cleveland and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Studies show young blacks are often perceived as older and less innocent than whites their age. By Jesse J. Holland. 700 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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