A booking photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. In the latest in a string of run-ins with the law in the past two years, Zimmerman has been charged with aggravated assault. AP hide caption

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President Obama tackled race head-on in his first on-camera response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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How President Obama 'Showed His Brother Card'

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President Obama at the White House on Friday, as he spoke about the death of Trayvon Martin and the national discussion that the case has generated. Larry Downing /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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President Obama's July 19, 2013, comments on Trayvon Martin and race relations

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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual convention of the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. Holder told the convention that "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been adopted in 30 states should be reconsidered. David Manning/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear detain a man after disturbances in the streets around Leimert Park. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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In Los Angeles on Sunday, demonstrators expressed their anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman on the charges he faced for the death of Trayvon Martin. Jim Ruymen /UPI /Landov hide caption

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On 'All Things Considered': NPR's Carrie Johnson and Audie Cornish

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Tammy Haynes, left, Whitney Tillman, center, and Crystal Haynes attend a sermon at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford, Fla., Sunday. Many in the congregation wore shirts in support of Trayvon Martin. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after Zimmerman's not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday. Joe Burbank/AP hide caption

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