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What to know about Zimmerman trial

Published On: Jun 10 2013 10:18:09 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 09:19:59 AM PDT

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Get up to speed on the key events and issues that have led to this point.

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Zimmerman may still end up back in court. The NAACP is pushing the U.S. Department of Justice to file a civil rights suit, criminal charges for violating someone's civil rights, which are protected under federal law. Zimmerman could also face a civil suit, which allows a party to seek monetary damages against another for causing physical or emotional harm, regardless of the outcome of a criminal trial.

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