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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center), Texas Democrat, offers words to Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, as they appear March 27, 2012, at a House briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center), Texas Democrat, offers words to Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, as they appear March 27, 2012, at a House briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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