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Congresswoman Waters said: "Donald Trump is more focused on saving statues of slaveholders and confederate generals than protecting Americans


House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., leaves an intelligence briefing. 

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said it was White House officials giving “their perspective" when lawmakers really need to hear from members of the intelligence community.


Sen. David Jordan, D-Greenwood, speaks for legislation that would change Mississippi's state flag Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) 

A broad coalition of lawmakers — Black and White, Democrat and Republican — voted Sunday for change as the state faced increasing pressure amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.


Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End of St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) 

The marchers were angry at Mayor Lyda Krewson for reading aloud the names and addresses of several residents who wrote letters calling for defunding the police department.



Americans overwhelmingly support major changes to policing policy but without support from the president political leaders ion the U.S. Senate can't find common ground



Congresswoman Alma Adams in support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act said, "Imagine what God will say to us on judgment day if we fail to act."


A 100-foot monument to former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun towers over a downtown square Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Officials in Charleston voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the statue from a downtown square, the latest in a wave of actions arising from protests against racism and police brutality against African Americans. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) 

The statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation toward civil war, has stood in the heart of downtown Charleston since 1898.


In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., accompanied by Republican senators speaks at a news conference to announce a Republican police reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) 

Democrats refuse to agree to open debate as they push for greater changes in police tactics and accountability.


Jamaal Bowman has picked up endorsements from Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Corey Torpie via AP, FIle) 

On the eve of their elections in Kentucky and New York, preferred candidates of the Democratic Party's Washington establishment are facing strong challenges from lower-profile Black candidates.


Race fans fly Confederate battle flags and United States flags as they drive by the entrance to Talladega Superspeedway prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Talladega Ala., Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 

Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in NASCAR's elite Cup Series.


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