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10:00 AM ET, July 15, 2013

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Erik Wemple:
Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News  —  Last night's not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police.  Back in December …
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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.
New York Times:
Trayvon Martin's Legacy  —  It may not be possible to consider the case of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted Saturday of all charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, as anything but a sad commentary on the state of race relations and the battle over gun rights in America today.
Associated Press:
Rallies follow Zimmerman verdict  —  NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and even fighting tears — protested a jury's decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
WHAT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CAN DO NOW  —  Calm is prevailing.  For now.  At least, that's something.  —  However, in theory, at least, here is what is now possible.  Some night very soon, if he so chooses, George Zimmerman can load his piece, tuck it into the back of his pants, climb into his SUV …
Matt Gutman / ABC News:
George Zimmerman to Get His Gun Back  —  George Zimmerman will get his gun back now that he has been cleared of murder and his lawyer said today that Zimmerman needs the weapon “even more” than before.  —  Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara also practically dared the family of Trayvon Martin …
David DeBolt / Contra Costa Times:
Hayward: Woman allegedly attacks 73-year-old musician on stage after song dedicated to Trayvon Martin
Discussion: Guardian
CBS News:
Attorney: Things would have been different if Zimmerman was black
Discussion: CBS New York
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD clashes with Trayvon Martin protesters, 1 arrest made
Discussion: Guardian
Chris Francescani / Reuters:
Exclusive: Zimmerman wants to go to law school to help others like him - friends
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Lester Chambers Assaulted for Dedicating Song to Trayvon Martin
Discussion: Gawker
The Huffington Post:
Justice Department To Review George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin Case
Hadas Gold / Reuters:
Celebrities react to George Zimmerman verdict
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
NY Daily News:
George Zimmerman verdict: Jury's decision unsatisfying but respectable given the circumstances
Discussion: Mediaite
Dan Merica / CNN:
Obama says Martin's death a tragedy, asks nation to respect call for calm
Discussion: U.S. News
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama on Zimmerman verdict: We are ‘a nation of laws and a jury has spoken’
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:   Congressman Blames Obama For Zimmerman Having To Stand Trial For Killing Trayvon Martin
Reuters:   Obama calls for calm after Zimmerman acquittal; protests held
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Alan Dershowitz vs. Angela Corey over misleading Affidavit of Probable Cause  —  In early April 2012, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey decided not to take the George Zimmerman case to a Grand Jury, opting for the filing of a Criminal Information which then was presented along with an Affidavit of Probable Cause.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hunger Games, U.S.A.  —  Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican Party.  We've gone beyond bad economic doctrine.  We've even gone beyond selfishness and special interests.  At this point we're talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable.
Politico:
Harry Reid-Mitch McConnell relationship reaches new low  —  The once-collegial relationship between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell has collapsed into a free-for-all of name-calling, finger-pointing and mutual mistrust.  —  The enmity manifested itself in a private confrontation on the Senate floor …
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
In U.S., More Relate to Democrats Than GOP on Immigration  —  Hispanics heavily favor Democrats on immigration, while whites are divided  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are more likely to say their views on immigration and immigration reform align with the Democratic Party's …
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Post Politics
Associated Press:
Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden has NSA ‘blueprints’  —  Edward Snowden has very sensitive “blueprints” detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would allow someone who read them to evade or even duplicate NSA surveillance, a journalist close to the intelligence leaker said Sunday.
John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans  —  For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences.  But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January.
Discussion: Reuters
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Opinion: GOP right's anger fueled by fear  —  When House Republicans met privately in the Capitol's basement last week to discuss immigration reform, the far-right members lined up by the dozens to condemn the Senate's legislation.  —  Lots of the members gave stirring testimonials …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: BBC
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