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Lawmakers Want Dept. Of Justice To File Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for the Justice Department to pursue a civil rights case against George Zimmerman now that he's been found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin.

Over the weekend small protests popped up around D.C., with many people voicing confusion and anger at the not-guilty verdict. Lawmakers in the region say Florida's Stand Your Ground law is deeply flawed and allowed Zimmerman to get away with killing an unarmed teen.

While there isn't much a divided Congress can do to impact that state law, many Democrats say they've already given the Justice Department the tools it needs to prosecute Zimmerman for civil rights violations.

The NAACP says it s already engaged in high-level talks at the Justice Department about pursing a federal civil rights case now that Zimmerman has been cleared of criminal charges.

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A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
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Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.

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Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about Bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

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