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Zimmerman Won't Face Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin Shooting

The U.S. Justice Department will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. A Justice Department statement released Tuesday said that the evidence did not meet the "high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution," but that the decision should not end efforts to explore racial tensions in the justice system. The decision closes the federal...

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