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Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago’

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President Obama for the first time publicly spoke about the verdict in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying Friday that the uproar in the black community over the acquittal of George Zimmerman is shaped by a “history that doesn’t go away.” “When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said in a surprise appearance in the White House...

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