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Obama paints himself into a corner over Trayvon Martin

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The president's own words more than a year ago — "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon" — are fueling the push for his Justice Department to bring federal charges against Zimmerman, the Hispanic neighborhood watch coordinator who has become a symbol of a broken justice system in the eyes of civil rights groups. When Obama waded into the controversy in March 2012, his words seemed to...

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