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NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

WASHINGTON — The NAACP’s board is forming a search committee to find the next president and CEO for the nation’s largest civil rights organization, its chairwoman said Monday. Chairwoman Roslyn Brock said during a conference call that she expects the ...

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Holder: Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal ...

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Baltimore rally draws 100 after Zimmerman verdict

Baltimore groups are calling on residents to show their outrage over the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. The People’s Power Assembly and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Baltimore held a protest Sunday at McKeldin ...

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Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed him to walk away from the ...

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