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Obama, GOP candidates react to Fla. teen’s shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging Americans to ‘‘do some soul searching,’’ President Barack Obama injected himself into the emotional debate over the fatal shooting of a teenager in Florida, turning the racially charged case into a personal matter for the nation’s first black president.

‘‘If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon,’’ Obama said Friday.

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