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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (AP Photo/John Locher) 

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before Black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden

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(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) 

New York City's police commissioner on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed Black man whose dying cries of "I can't breathe" fueled a national debate over race and police use of force

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Repeated warnings that the state's voting machines are "unreliable, insecure, unverifiable" were ignored

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The video, which Wester recorded after mistakenly believing he had shut off his body and dash cam, shows the officer pulling a woman over for an alleged traffic violation. 

Mary Maddox said Officer Zachary Wester’s behavior would have gone undetected had it not been for the eagle eye of an assistant State Attorney who was responsible for reviewing evidence in the pre-trials of the accused

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Barack Obama's Punahou High School basketball jersey (Heritage Auctions via AP) 

Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama

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Statue of Liberty (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) 

A biographer of poet Emma Lazarus challenged the comment by the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, explaining that Lazarus' words were her way of urging Americans "to embrace the poor and destitute of all places and origins"

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Some Democratic voters question whether such labeling might prove counterproductive

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Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to White people," tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate.

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(Xiara Mercado via AP) 

El Paso and Gilroy shootings, increased anti-immigrant rhetoric put communities on edge

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Sen. Kamala Harris (AP Photo/John Locher) 

As the caucuses near, strategists say Warren's ground-level organization — demonstrated by her large staff and a proven ability to get her supporters to appear at large events like the fair — is fueling her momentum

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