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Trump asked Sessions about closing case against Arpaio, an ally since ‘birtherism’

August 28, 2017
Philip Rucker, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
As Joseph Arpaio’s federal case headed toward trial this past spring, President Trump wanted to act to help the former Arizona county sheriff who had become a campaign-trail companion and a partner in their crusade against illegal immigration.
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Judge rejects revised Texas voter ID law

August 25, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
A federal judge has ruled that changes Texas made to its voter identification law earlier this year did not go far enough to render the state's policy constitutional.
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Why Joe Arpaio was found guilty

August 24, 2017
Joan Biskupic | CNN
He flouted the Constitution. He disobeyed court orders. And then he bragged about it.
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Race Card Project: “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?”

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June 26, 2015
The 2015 Charleston church shooting that left nine African Americans dead sparked a national debate about Civil War artifacts including the Confederate flag. Michele Norris of The Race Card Project shares several six-word essays about why some people hold on tightly to their ancestry. “Must we forget our Confederate ancestors?” Jesse from Charlottesville, Virginia wrote.
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Race Card Project: Pain and Anguish

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June 26, 2015
After a gunman killed nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church in 2015, Michele Norris of The Race Card Project shared the “pain and anguish” being felt across the country. “Tired of saying that we matter” and “Don’t ask me to just forget” were just two of the six-word essays shared on both sides of the issue.
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Sessions embraces federal role in probing Charlottesville violence

August 15, 2017
Josh Gerstein | Politico
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is vowing an aggressive federal investigation into the deadly violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, but as he all but promised a federal prosecution, he also broke with his long-standing position that civil rights and hate crimes cases are generally best left to local authorities.
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Sessions blasts Rahm Emanuel over sanctuary suit

August 8, 2017
Josh Gerstein | Politico
Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, delivering an unusually caustic reaction to a new lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's plans to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities.
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