Bring That Week Back: Ethel Hyton Graduates Harvard With Highest GPA

Plus, Zimmerman news, death row inmate freed, and more.

Ethel “Ellie” Hyton Receives Special Award from Harvard - Attorneys in the Zimmerman trial are entering the next phase of jury selection and death row inmate Paula Cooper has been released from prison.  — Natelege Whaley Ethel “Ellie” Hyton, a Harvard University graduate, was awarded the Sophia Freund Prize for having the highest grade point average in her class. Hyton received her degree in sociology and she will be working in policy research. She is also the niece of journalist Soledad O’Brien. (Photo: Harvard.edu)

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Ethel “Ellie” Hyton Receives Special Award from Harvard - Attorneys in the Zimmerman trial are entering the next phase of jury selection and death row inmate Paula Cooper has been released from prison.  — Natelege Whaley Ethel “Ellie” Hyton, a Harvard University graduate, was awarded the Sophia Freund Prize for having the highest grade point average in her class. Hyton received her degree in sociology and she will be working in policy research. She is also the niece of journalist Soledad O’Brien. (Photo: Harvard.edu)

Zimmerman Trial Update - Attorneys have now completed the first phase of jury selection. 40 potential jurors have been selected to go into the next phase of questioning. Six jurors and four alternates will eventually decide the case.  (Photo: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

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Zimmerman Trial Update - Attorneys have now completed the first phase of jury selection. 40 potential jurors have been selected to go into the next phase of questioning. Six jurors and four alternates will eventually decide the case.  (Photo: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

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Death Row Inmate Paula Cooper Released - Paula Cooper, 43, has been released from Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility after spending 27 years in prison for killing a bible study teacher in 1985. She was the youngest person on death row at the age of 16, which sparked protests and eventually was lifted. Cooper also earned her bachelor’s degree while in jail.  (Photo: ABC News)

Zimmerman’s Father Says Blacks Are the "True Racists" - Robert Zimmerman has come out with a controversial e-book that accuses African-Americans of being racist. In the chapter “Who are the True Racists?” he points the finger at Black leaders and groups such as NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and the United Negro College Fund. (Photo: REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool)

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Zimmerman’s Father Says Blacks Are the "True Racists" - Robert Zimmerman has come out with a controversial e-book that accuses African-Americans of being racist. In the chapter “Who are the True Racists?” he points the finger at Black leaders and groups such as NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and the United Negro College Fund. (Photo: REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool)

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Question Bridge Exhibits Black Men’s Point of View - The Question Bridge is a media art project looking to redefine Black male identity in America through the use of stories and anecdotes on video from more than 160 African-American men from 12 cities. In 2012, it was featured in the Sundance Film Festival. The directors have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money in expanding the project into an interactive platform.  (Photo: Courtesy Question Bridge Project)

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Question Bridge Exhibits Black Men’s Point of View - The Question Bridge is a media art project looking to redefine Black male identity in America through the use of stories and anecdotes on video from more than 160 African-American men from 12 cities. In 2012, it was featured in the Sundance Film Festival. The directors have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money in expanding the project into an interactive platform.  (Photo: Courtesy Question Bridge Project)

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Chicago Has Most Violent Weekend of the Year - Father's Day weekend in Chicago ended as the city's most deadly of 2013, leaving 46 people shot and seven dead. Thirty-three people were shot Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, six of them fatally. From Friday afternoon into Saturday, 13 people were shot and one killed. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Obama Hosts Father's Day Luncheon at the White House - President Obama hosted a special luncheon at the State Dining Room in the White House to celebrate Father’s Day. The guests included students and leaders of the Becoming a Man program at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago. (Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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UNCF Offers Scholarships to 37 African-American Students - The United Negro College Fund will be helping 37 talented African-American students pursuing STEM careers pay their tuition next school year. The scholarships and fellowships range from $25,000 for undergraduate recipients to $92,000 for postdoctoral recipients. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Obama Meets With Families of Newtown Victims - On Thursday, President Obama visited families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. It has been six months since the shooting took place. (Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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Justice Department Says Stop and Frisk Should Be Changed - Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice believe an independent adviser should be put in place to oversee changes to the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk tactics. The Justice Department said that this will only be established if New York Judge Shira Sheindlin finds civil rights violations in the case challenging the controversial tactic. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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Student Kicked Out of University for Being A Lesbian - In 2012, Danielle Powell was looking forward to graduating from Grace University, a religious institution, but her school stripped her of the opportunity when they found out she was a lesbian. They expelled her, took away her scholarship and billed her $6,300. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Student Kicked Out of University for Being A Lesbian - In 2012, Danielle Powell was looking forward to graduating from Grace University, a religious institution, but her school stripped her of the opportunity when they found out she was a lesbian. They expelled her, took away her scholarship and billed her $6,300. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik)