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In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color

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Esaw Snipes, widow of chokehold victim Eric Garner, wipes her eyes during a news conference outside the U.S. Attorney's office, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. 

Eric Garner's dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry as the nation confronted a long history of police brutality.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

Even before President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad.

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 Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries "were NOT Racist."

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In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. 

"When I first saw "Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker" in Training Camp; it was like watching a Cat with boxing gloves," George Foreman said. "Best balance I'd ever seen in a Boxer."

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In this Friday, July 12, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., gestures while testifying before the House Oversight Committee 

In a tweet that has since been taken down, Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president wants to "make America white again."

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Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin awed the world with first human steps on moon

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More than 29,000 households in southern Louisiana had been affected by power outages by 2:10am

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Strengthening storm expected to touch ground early Saturday

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