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Sanford, Fla

Oct 31, 2013 — Police in the city where the shooting death of Trayvon Martin ignited a national debate want to reinforce a rule that neighborhood watch volunteers like George Zimmerman should not be armed.
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Jul 16, 2013 — Though he was found not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman is "now going to feel what it's like to be a black man in America," writes a young African-American in a Facebook post that's gone viral.
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Jul 15, 2013 — After seeing a Florida jury acquit George Zimmerman of the charges against him for the death of Trayvon Martin, those who have handled such cases on the federal level say they have doubts about the likelihood of a hate crimes prosecution being made.
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Jul 12, 2013 — The defense is expected to finish its closing argument on Friday. Then, Judge Debra Nelson will instruct the jurors on what they are to consider as they weigh whether George Zimmerman acted in self defense or should be sent to prison for the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
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Jul 11, 2013 — As the trial for the man accused in the death of Trayvon Martin wraps up, the prosecution and defense argued over the instructions to the jury.
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Jul 10, 2013 — As the high-profile trial of the man accused in the death of Trayvon Martin nears its end, race hasn't been talked about in the courtroom. But the issue is running through the case, legal experts tell NPR.
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Jul 8, 2013 — A key piece of evidence in the high-profile murder trial involves whose voice can be heard calling for help on the recording of a 911 call made by a neighbor. Jurors have now heard conflicting opinions from those who knew Trayvon Martin, and those who know defendant George Zimmerman.
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Jul 5, 2013 — A key piece of evidence in the trial of George Zimmerman is whose voice can be heard on a recording yelling for help. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, testified Friday that she's sure it was her son who was screaming.
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Jun 10, 2013 — The trial gets started Monday in Florida. George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. Experts say prosecutors will look for young jurors, while the defense will focus on older people. Trayvon's death sparked protests and a national discussion about race relations.
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May 28, 2013 — The African-American teen's February 2012 shooting death drew national attention. George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. He claims self defense. Trayvon's family alleges the young man was racially profiled. The trial will begin June 10.
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