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The Justice Department Is Reinvestigating the 1955 Slaying of Black Teenager Emmett Till

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till's slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving “new information.” The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead; a state grand jury didn't file any new charges.
Deborah Watts, a cousin of Till, said she was unaware the case...
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Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying in 1955

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The reopening comes 10 years after a white woman admitted that she lied in her decades-old testimony that Till grabbed her and made sexual advances.
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Government reopens probe into 1955 slaying of black teen Emmett Till

Government reopens probe into 1955 slaying of black teen Emmett Till

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Two white men were acquitted in Till's lynching, but later confessed.
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