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A week after police shooting, Pete Buttigieg faces angry residents at South Bend town hall

A week after police shooting, Pete Buttigieg faces angry residents at South Bend town hallPresidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke at an emotional town hall where residents demanded change at the police department.



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TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscape

TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscapeFormer Vice President Joe Biden has had a run of bad headlines that can befall a front-runner with a long record and bent toward free-wheeling ineloquence. A 36-year senator, Biden didn’t apologize for recently recalling his dealings with racist “Dixiecrats” when illustrating his argument that Capitol Hill once functioned with comity. Biden said rivals — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is black, demanded an apology — ignored the full context.



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One Dead, 10 Injured in South Bend Pub Shooting

One Dead, 10 Injured in South Bend Pub ShootingSergio Flores/ReutersOne person has died and at least 10 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire at local pub in South Bend, Indiana, police said Sunday morning. Local police and the Metro Homicide squad were called to a reported mass shooting at 2 a.m. at Kelly’s Pub in South Bend, Indiana. Local news ABC 57 reports that several victims were taken to area hospitals with gunshot wounds. There is no information on the shooter or motive for the crime. South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to give a town hall meeting on Sunday to address concerns after a police shooting last week. This story is developing. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Dems' presidential field takes spotlight in South Carolina

Dems' presidential field takes spotlight in South CarolinaAlmost the entire sprawling Democratic presidential field of more than 20 candidates took the same stage Friday in the South’s first primary state, looking to make connections in a primary battleground that has helped propel the party’s last two nominees. Former Vice President Joe Biden reintroduced himself to South Carolina voters at gatherings he’s attended many times before. “I think I’ve been in every one of your counties over the years,” Biden said at House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s annual fish fry, a longstanding event that this year has blossomed into a centerpiece ahead of the 2020 election.



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Despite gaffes, Biden holds strong support among blacks in South Carolina

Despite gaffes, Biden holds strong support among blacks in South CarolinaAs nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates here for a ritual fish fry event that marks the symbolic kickoff of the South Carolina campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be enjoying considerable early support, especially from the capital’s tight-knit black community. South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry” gathers African-American party leaders, deep-pocketed Democratic donors, presidential candidates and reporters in a backyard-style cookout full of free food and hokey line dances during the state’s customary Democratic weekend. While the state’s black Democrats are hardly monolithic, interviews with prominent Democratic operatives and Columbia locals reflect what the polls already appear to indicate: Biden, in spite of his recent gaffes, appears to have a clear leg up with black voters here.



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UPDATE 2-Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fry

UPDATE 2-Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fryA fish fry in South Carolina on Friday drew the largest crowd of Democratic presidential candidates yet and gave them a chance to gauge support among black voters, who will be a crucial voting bloc in the early primary state next year. Twenty-one of the 24 major candidates seeking the party’s 2020 nomination attended the gathering in Columbia hosted by U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking black lawmaker in Congress. The event acts as an unofficial kickoff to the Democratic primary race in South Carolina, and gave contenders a chance to hobnob with Clyburn’s political network while attendees ate an estimated 4,400 pounds of fried fish and 6,400 slices of bread.



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Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota womanThe murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said. Investigators believe Eugene Carroll Field killed 60-year-old Gwen Miller in 1968 when he was a 25-year-old living in Rapid City, Detective Wayne Keefe said at a news conference Monday. It is “a little surreal” to finally identify the killer after 51 years and up to 5,000 hours of work, Keefe said.



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Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading south

Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading southMexico’s efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings. One government official announced that the 6,000 National Guard members who officials had repeatedly said would be sent to the southern border will actually be distributed across the northern border and other areas as well, while another suggested measures were showing results. A senior Mexican official, who requested anonymity to discuss negotiations with the U.S., said that three weeks ago about 4,200 migrants were arriving at the U.S. border daily and that now that number has dropped to about 2,600 per day.



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Democrat Buttigieg cancels campaign events after South Bend shooting

Democrat Buttigieg cancels campaign events after South Bend shootingPete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, canceled campaign events on Monday to return to his city after a fatal shooting by a police officer, his campaign said. One of two dozen Democrats running for the 2020 nomination, Buttigieg had been scheduled to appear at events in New York including an LGBTQ gala hosted by the Democratic National Committee. A campaign aide said he canceled his appearances and returned to South Bend on Sunday.



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Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south Mexico

Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south MexicoTAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border Thursday in the largest mass escape in recent memory.



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