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Dick Durbin: Senate to hold hearings on ‘stand your ground’ laws

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Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin announced Friday he will hold hearings on so-called “stand your ground” laws passed by states, interjecting Congress in the ongoing controversy surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The hearings, to be held in September, will address concerns from Democrats that laws allowing the use of deadly force in the face of a physical threat have altered...

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