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US black teen's death 'tragic, unnecessary': Holder

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US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday lamented the "tragic, unnecessary" shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin and called for a dialogue on issues raised by the killing. 

US Attorney General Eric Holder, pictured June 25, lamented the "tragic, unnecessary" shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin and called for a dialogue on issues raised by the killing.

But Holder, speaking to an African American sorority, was silent on whether the Justice Department would pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted late Saturday of Martin's killing.

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