George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100,000

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_d9aea8d9a9.jpgSeminole County Sheriff's Office (NEW YORK) -- George Zimmerman is selling a patriotic painting on eBay that has already amassed more than 90 bids, pushing the price of the painting to nearly $100,000. Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub confirmed the artwork's authenticity when it was put up for auction on eBay. The auction began with a bid of $50, but soared to $99,966 after 98 bids as of 3 a.m. EST.

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Teacher Says Santa Is White, Tells Black Student to Take Off Santa Hat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_9cc481b063.jpgjocic/Thinkstock (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A New Mexico teacher is in hot water for allegedly telling an African-American high school student to take off a Santa Claus hat and beard because the teacher said Santa is supposed to be white. The teacher, who has not been identified, was put on administrative leave on Monday, according to ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, N.M.

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George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Probed in Trayvon Martin Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_0048f1104a.jpg Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The Florida attorney who helped George Zimmerman beat a murder charge for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin is now being investigated for how he handled the case. “The Florida bar has one case pending at staff in regard to Atty. Mark O’Mara’s representation of George Zimmerman. All other information is confidential at this time, as is the case with all open investigations,” the bar said in a statement to ABC News.

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Fatal Mall Carjacking: SUV Recovered, Suspects Still at Large

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_a541181281.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Police have recovered the SUV stolen during a fatal carjacking that occurred Sunday night outside a high-end mall in New Jersey. The vehicle was discovered at a boarded up home in Newark, not far from the Mall at Short Hills where Dustin Friedland, a 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer, was shot. He died later at the hospital.

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Reports of Explosives Prompt Evacuations at Harvard

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_12c6dd4fc4.jpgJorge Salcedo/Thinkstock UPDATE: It took almost six hours for Harvard University to reopen the four buildings evacuated after an emailed threat. That email mentioned explosives, though none were found. Finals are underway at the Ivy League school and the alert was sent just as exams were about to begin. A number of police agencies are interested in the source of the unfounded threat.

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