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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 21, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Kristen Welker) The latest fallout from the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin featured; scenes shown of protests in Houston and across the nation; details given about the issue of Stand Your Ground laws. [On Friday, President OBAMA - says we should examine state and local laws.] [On CNN, Senator John McCAIN - calls the legislation controversial.] A statement from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in support of stand you ground quoted. [Black Caucus/Representative Marcia FUDGE†- says you cannot legislate against racism.] [On "Meet the Press," talk show host Tavis SMILEY†, Harvard law school Charles OGLETREE†, professor Michael Eric DYSON - offer differing opinions on whether Obama was pushed to speak about race.]

Holt, Lester;
Welker, Kristen

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