Breaking News Headlines: Despite Outcry, Stand-ground Law Repeals Unlikely

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Breaking News Headlines: Despite Outcry, Stand-ground Law Repeals Unlikely

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Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Greece to persevere with tough economic reforms during a one-day trip to Athens designed to demonstrate Washington's support for the crisis-plagued country. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a decisive election victory, cementing his grip on power but raising the possibility he could lose interest in difficult economic reform and shift focus to his nationalist agenda instead.

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