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Analysis: Racial tensions simmer in Louisiana House debates

A distinct racial tension is threading through many Louisiana House debates this legislative session, becoming a more prominent undercurrent in the chamber on issues ranging from education and voting to crime and policing. Emotional, angry and awkward debates between black lawmakers and conservative white lawmakers in the House have emerged repeatedly, seeming only to intensify

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EXPLAINER: Legion of Chauvin prosecutors, each with own role

Viewers watching the trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with murder in George Floyd ‘s death may be struck by the array of prosecutors taking turns presenting their case. The choice of who does what is no accident. While Derek Chauvin ‘s attorney, Eric Nelson, works alone, the prosecution is being handled by two

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Trump visits Kenosha, calls violence ‘domestic terrorism’

President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming “domestic terror” for the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and making no nod to the underlying cause of anger and protests — the shooting of yet another Black man by

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