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SEP 05, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Wyoming civil rights leader defends meeting with Klan

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - The head of a Wyoming office of the NAACP is defending talks with a Ku Klux Klan activist, the first known meeting between the oldest civil rights group in the United States and a branch of the white supremacist network. Jimmy Simmons, president of the NAACP in Casper, Wyoming, said on Wednesday he opened discussions with John Abarr of the United Klans of America because that group has renounced violence and because he felt the best way to gain insight into hate crimes was "to go to a hater. ...

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