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Trump again stokes racial divides, a reality at odds with his efforts to court black voters

Trump again stokes racial divides, a reality at odds with his efforts to court black voters

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBY: RACHEL SCOTT AND WILL STEAKIN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s controversial comments suggesting looters in Minneapolis be shot and calling protesters “thugs” marks the latest example of the president choosing to stoke long standing racial divides rather than trying to comfort a hurting community, a reality…

Sen. Klobuchar’s past as prosecutor looms over vice presidential prospects

Sen. Klobuchar’s past as prosecutor looms over vice presidential prospects

Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBY: ALISA WIERSEMA, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) — In recent months, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been floated as a presumptive top choice for the role of vice president on Joe Biden’s ticket.While the former presidential candidate’s political visibility could be seen as an asset in the vice presidential…

AG blasts ‘violent radical elements’ on left using ‘antifa-like’ tactics

AG blasts ‘violent radical elements’ on left using ‘antifa-like’ tactics

Doug Mills-Pool/Getty ImagesBY: LUKE BARR AND JACK DATE, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that the investigation into the death of George Floyd was moving at “exceptional speed” but took aim at some of the protesters who have been gathering in response to the incident.“The voices of peaceful protests are…

Barr claims protests were ‘hijacked’ as authorities point to out-of-state actors

Barr claims protests were ‘hijacked’ as authorities point to out-of-state actors

Doug Mills-Pool/Getty ImagesBY: LUKE BARR AND JACK DATE, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that the investigation into the death of George Floyd was moving at “exceptional speed” but took aim at some of the protesters who have been gathering in response to the incident.“The voices of peaceful protests are…

Biden calls for ‘justice for George Floyd’ following protests over his death

Biden calls for ‘justice for George Floyd’ following protests over his death

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty ImagesBy MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK(WASHINGTON) — Presumptive Democratic nominee and Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the death of George Floyd, delivering brief remarks Friday afternoon following ‘incendiary tweets’ from President Trump that used racially charged language about protests in Minneapolis broke out Thursday night.“This is no time for incendiary…tweets.…

Former President Barack Obama issues statement on George Floyd

Former President Barack Obama issues statement on George Floyd

Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Former President Barack Obama put out a statement on George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by police in Minneapolis.”This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” he wrote. “It can’t be ‘normal.’ If we want our children to…