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Biden and school busing: Where he stood, what it means

Biden and school busing: Where he stood, what it meansThat Joe Biden, the man picked by America’s first black president as his number two, should now be suffering attacks over his record on race might seem surprising. Senator Kamala Harris, the only black woman in the Democratic presidential field, forcefully questioned Biden on his opposition in the 1970s to court-ordered busing programs aimed at integrating public schools. Harris noted, in a quavering voice, that as “a little girl in California” she was “part of the second class to integrate her public schools” in a busing program.



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AOC says three Democratic candidates stood out during 'breakaway' night of debates

AOC says three Democratic candidates stood out during 'breakaway' night of debatesAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez said there were three presidential candidates who stood out during the first Democratic debate \- but that she isn't ready to endorse one just yet. Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, the youngest-ever congresswoman said: “I really do think this was a breakaway night. “I think Elizabeth Warren really distinguished herself. I think Julian Castro really distinguished himself. I think Cory Booker did a great job in talking about criminal justice.” Ms Ocasio-Cortez also expressed her approval of the spotlight candidates put on the transgender community and the immigrant community, calling it an “extraordinary moment”. The congresswoman was also impressed and slightly amused by the decision of some of the candidates to respond to questions in Spanish, telling Colbert she “loved” that there was a lot of Spanglish in the building, but thought it was “humorous at times” as she felt the candidates used the language as a diversion tactic to avoid answering questions. “But it was good. I thought it was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country,” she added. However, the New York congresswoman was less impressed with some of the lesser-known candidates, such as Tim Ryan and John Delaney. When asked about the underdogs of the debate, and whether she could “pick them out in a line up if you had to,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez paused before responding: “You know, sometimes you’re an underdog until you’re not. So, you know, there’s always a chance.”But despite praising three of the candidates, the 29-year-old said she has not endorsed anyone yet. In response to Colbert’s question of whether she was prepared to do so following the first debate, the congresswoman laughed while saying: “No, absolutely not.”



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Covington Catholic chaperone: Our students were targeted for what they stood for and the color of their skin

Covington Catholic chaperone: Our students were targeted for what they stood for and the color of their skinA mother who chaperoned Covington Catholic students during their trip to Washington says the now-viral confrontation with Native American activists was a result of Black Hebrew Israelites throwing 'horrific insults' at the teens. Jill Hamlin speaks out on 'Fox & Friends.'



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Republicans Will Rue The Day They Stood Behind Brett Kavanaugh

Republicans Will Rue The Day They Stood Behind Brett KavanaughToday feels similar to the day after the 2016 election. Like many Americans, I



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In courtroom, Manafort stood frozen as 8 guilty counts read

In courtroom, Manafort stood frozen as 8 guilty counts readALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort stood stoic and unblinking, his hands clasped in front of him, as a court clerk read off eight guilty counts against him — a list of offenses that could send President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to prison for more than a decade.



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Bill Cosby: How Andrea Constand stood up for more than just herself

Bill Cosby: How Andrea Constand stood up for more than just herselfAndrea Constand exited the courtroom smiling after American actor Bill Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Donning a white suit jacket and blue top Ms Constand looked relieved, if nothing else, as she stepped out into the spring weather. Ms Constand has been fighting for recourse since 2004 when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



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Florida shooting: Armed officer stood outside Parkland school building and did not intervene while 17 were killed

Florida shooting: Armed officer stood outside Parkland school building and did not intervene while 17 were killedAn armed officer stood outside the Florida high school where 17 pupils and staff were shot dead and did not go inside to confront the gunman, the county sheriff has said. Deputy Scot Peterson, who was on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day 17 people were shot dead, has resigned after an internal investigation discovered he failed to intervene in the shooting. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said video footage showed Mr Peterson arriving at the Parkland school’s freshman building about 90 seconds after the first shots were fired on 14 February.



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Hillary Clinton Says Her 'Skin Crawled' When Trump Stood Behind Her

Hillary Clinton Says Her 'Skin Crawled' When Trump Stood Behind HerIf you found it a bit off-putting when then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump loomed behind Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate in October, you weren’t alone.



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Sen. Flake: We Should Have Stood Up Birtherism

Sen. Flake: We Should Have Stood Up BirtherismSen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tells Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that Republicans "shouldn't be the party for jailing your political opponents."



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Pictured: Boy, 8, Killed as He Stood Behind Teacher as Her Estranged Husband Opened Fire in Classroom

Pictured: Boy, 8, Killed as He Stood Behind Teacher as Her Estranged Husband Opened Fire in ClassroomThe shooter checked in at the school's office first.



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