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In his first live comments since the verdict last weekend in the case of Martin's shooting death last year, President Barack Obama addressed media at the White House Briefing Room.

In his first live comments since the verdict last weekend in the case of Martin's shooting death last year, President Barack Obama addressed media at the White House Briefing Room.

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