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NPR's Margot Adler reports from New York on the appeals court decision to overturn the federal convictions of two black men in connection with the 1991 stabbing death of a Jewish rabbinical student during riots in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The appeals court ruled that efforts by the trial judge to create a jury that was racially and religiously balanced were unconstitutional. The defendants in the case will be retried.