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Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Feds Unlikely To Prosecute Zimmerman, Former Prosecutors Say

In Los Angeles on Sunday, demonstrators expressed their anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman on the charges he faced for the death of Trayvon Martin.
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Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Zimmerman Trial: 6 Headlines That Tell The Story

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 10:31 am

Trayvon Martin supporters rally in New York's Times Square on Sunday.
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Sun July 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Civil Rights Groups Call Zimmerman Verdict A 'Miscarriage'

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 1:48 pm

Supporters of Treyvon Martin wait in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center before the not-guilty verdict was announced in the George Zimmerman murder trial on Saturday in Sanford, Fla. Now, the NAACP and other groups are calling for the Department of Justice to bring a civil rights case against George Zimmerman.
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Civil rights groups reacted with disappointment to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

After the outcome became known late Saturday, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund said it would push for the Department of Justice to bring civil rights charges against Zimmerman, who was accused in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old black youth Trayvon Martin.

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Sun July 14, 2013

NAACP Calls For Federal Action

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 10:12 am

The NAACP is asking the Justice Department to file civil rights charges in the Zimmerman case. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous.


Fri July 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Tightens Guidelines For Obtaining Records From Media

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department last month.
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Attorney General Eric Holder announced a tightening of Justice Department guidelines for dealing with the sensitive issue of subpoenas of journalists' communications, weeks after embarrassing disclosures that his office had secretly obtained phone records and emails from reporters as part of a probe of unauthorized leaks.

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