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4:55 PM ET, July 14, 2013

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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Holder faces big decision on DOJ charges against Zimmerman  —  Attorney General Eric Holder faces a crucial decision on whether to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, after the neighborhood watchman was acquitted Saturday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
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The Atlantic Online:
On The Killing Of Trayvon Martin By George Zimmerman  —  I interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to offer some thoughts on the verdict of innocent for George Zimmerman:  —  1.)  Last year—after Zimmerman was arrested—I wrote something hoping that he would be convicted.
The White House:
Statement by the President  —  The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy.  Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America.  I know this case has elicited strong passions.  And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Obama says Martin's death a tragedy, asks nation to respect call for calm  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called on Sunday for “calm reflection” following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  —  The president, in a statement …
Roger L Simon / PJ Media:
Obama Big Loser in Zimmerman Trial  —  Forget the over-zealous prosecutors and the repellent state attorney Angela Corey (who should be immediately disbarred or, my wife said sarcastically, elevated to director of Homeland Security) and even the unfortunate Trayvon Martin family …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid on Zimmerman: 'This isn't over with'  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday urged the Justice Department to review federal charges against George Zimmerman who was acquitted in Sanford, Fla., of murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
Hadas Gold / Reuters:
Celebrities react to George Zimmerman verdict  —  Celebrities sounded off on Zimmerman's acquittal in the Twittersphere.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Blames Obama For Zimmerman Having To Stand Trial For Killing Trayvon Martin  —  Congressman Steve King (R-IA) suggested Sunday that George Zimmerman should never have even had to stand trial for killing Trayvon Martin, blaming President Obama and his Department of Justice for the case.
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
Law and Justice and George Zimmerman  —  The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.  —  In the next few hours and days you'll likely be inundated with analysis …
Gary Younge / Guardian:
Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama on verdict: ‘We are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken’
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Associated Press:
CALIF. PROTESTS PLANNED AFTER ZIMMERMAN ACQUITTAL
Discussion: Twitchy and Los Angeles Times
Greg Botelho / CNN:
George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
NAACP talking to Justice Department about Zimmerman case
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Scared Monkeys and Politico
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Zimmerman a free man, but may be a marked man
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Zimmerman found not guilty in shooting death of Trayvon Martin
U.S. News:
Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Zimmerman found not guilty in killing of Trayvon Martin
Cord Jefferson / Gawker:
The Zimmerman Jury Told Young Black Men What We Already Knew  —  Tonight a Florida man's acquittal for hunting and killing a black teenager who was armed with only a bag of candy serves as a Rorschach test for the American public.  For conservatives, it's a triumph of permissive gun laws …
Discussion: Balkinization and Hullabaloo
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Why Abortion Is Not Like Other Issues  —  WASHINGTON — IT'S no secret that the Republican Party differs with public opinion on some of the day's biggest issues.  Be it on gun control, immigration, same-sex marriage or high-end taxes, the party has advocated a position at odds with the beliefs of most Americans, polls show.
Discussion: Politico
Richard Brooks / The Sunday Times:
Whodunnit?  JK Rowling's secret life as wizard crime writer revealed  —  JK Rowling says she found writing a crime novel under a male pseudonym to be a ‘liberating experience’ (Mike Marsland)  —  JK ROWLING has secured another literary coup by writing an acclaimed detective novel in the guise of a first-time author.
 
 
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Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
A Pill Available in Mexico Is a Texas Option for Abortion
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Chris Good / ABC News:
Obama Plays Golf With ESPN Hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid: Low approval of Congress justifies triggering nuclear option in Senate
Discussion: Politico and CNN
CNN:
Illinois governor jabs Perry's ‘favorite subject’
Discussion: Politico
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Schweitzer's decision not to run for Senate is a gift to the GOP
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and The PJ Tatler
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The / Los Angeles Times:
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