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Three in four voters of color ‘strongly’ dislike Trump


Donald Trump at a June 10, 2016 rally in Richmond. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Despite Donald Trump’s insistence that he loves “the Hispanics” and “the African-American people” the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual. The Republican presidential nominee is deeply unpopular with voters of color, 88 percent of whom reported …

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Congressional Black Caucus balks at two political reforms being pitched by Bernie Sanders


Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for a news conference at his campaign headquarters in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) The Congressional Black Caucus is voicing strong opposition to two key political reforms being sought by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention: abolishing superdelegates and …

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FBI to release transcript of calls between Orlando gunman, police


ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the FBI will release a partial transcript of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and Orlando police negotiators. Lynch said in interviews Sunday on several news shows that the FBI would release a partial, printed …

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Donald Trump calls profiling Muslims ‘common sense’


Donald Trump closes his eyes during a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Orlando during a campaign event in Manchester, N.H., on June 13. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) After doubling down on his proposal to ban some immigrants by including those from countries with a history …

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Blue Origin stages successful 'New Shepard' test flight


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched its New Shepard sub-orbital spacecraft on its fourth test flight Sunday, providing a live webcast showing the booster’s tail-first rocket-powered launch and landing and the unpiloted crew capsule’s descent with just two of three parachutes to demonstrate it can safely land with a major malfunction. …

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