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'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

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July 20, 2013 AT 10:55 AM
In unscheduled and unusually personal remarks, President Barack Obama tried to explain why African-Americans were upset about last week's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin while lowering expectations for federal charges in the case. "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," Obama told White House reporters in a surprise appearance at the daily briefing.