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9:50 AM ET, July 14, 2013

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Greg Botelho / CNN:
George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death  —  Photos: Zimmerman trial in death of Trayvon Martin  —  (CNN) — George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided late Saturday.  —  The fact that Zimmerman fired …
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Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Zimmerman Is Acquitted in Trayvon Martin Killing  —  SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, igniting a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights, was found not guilty late Saturday night of second-degree murder.
Michael Martinez / CNN:
Zimmerman a free man, but may be a marked man  —  Zimmerman trial in death of Trayvon Martin  —  (CNN) — The acquittal of George Michael Zimmerman, 29, means he's a free man and will be able to walk out of the courthouse because he's no longer in police custody.
Jason Marks / WAVY-TV:
NAACP president asked to step down  —  NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - It seems much of the country is gripped by the George Zimmerman murder trial.  As it comes to a close, many in Hampton Roads are upset about a Facebook post by a local head of the NAACP.  —  “To the majority of the African-American community …
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 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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.
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Zimmerman found not guilty in killing of Trayvon Martin  —  SANFORD, Fla. — A Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter Saturday night in a case that alternately fascinated and appalled large segments of a spellbound nation.
Discussion: USA Today
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Zimmerman found not guilty in shooting death of Trayvon Martin
USA Today:
Zimmerman jury has question about manslaughter charge
Discussion: Mediaite and Jezebel
U.S. News:
Jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty
Discussion: NBC Latino and The Huffington Post
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.
Discussion: BBC, Guardian, BuzzFeed and The Raw Story
Andrew Branca / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Zimmerman Verdict Reached: NOT GUILTY  —  A verdict has been returned in Florida v. Zimmerman:  —  NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS  —  The State prosecutors, including the until recently rarely-seen Angela Corey, are currently providing interviews to the press, essentially re-arguing their catastrophically failed courtroom arguments.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Israel Airstrike Targeted Advanced Missiles That Russia Sold to Syria, U.S. Says  —  WASHINGTON — Israel carried out an air attack in Syria this month that targeted advanced antiship cruise missiles sold to the Syria government by Russia, American officials said Saturday.
Melissa Harris-Perry / msnbc.com:
Edward Snowden, come on home  —  Espionage.  International intrigue.  Secret government surveillance.  Bad airport food.  The Edward Snowden saga continued on Friday, when the leaker-who revealed information about the NSA's surveillance of phone and internet records-spoke out from the Moscow airport …
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Reuters:
Snowden documents could be ‘worst nightmare’ for U.S.: journalist
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Remark by Obama Complicates Military Sexual Assault Trials  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama proclaimed that those who commit sexual assault in the military should be “prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged,” it had an effect he did not intend …
The / Los Angeles Times:
The Justice Dept. and a free press  —  New guidelines are a historic step toward restraining the reach of government in its dealings with the news media.  —  Atty. Gen. Eric Holder unveiled new guidelines to govern the Justice Department's behavior in cases involving news organizations.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
 
 
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