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Joe Biden makes a visit to a veterans memorial in Delaware last Monday. He made his second trip away from his home since the pandemic started on Sunday with a visit to a protest site in Wilmington, Del. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Joyce Beatty, who was pepper-sprayed at a demonstration Saturday, said she understands sentiments that attempting to have a "healthy dialogue" haven't worked, but that "violence doesn't work — violence either way." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Ohio Congresswoman Pepper-Sprayed While Demonstrating Against Death Of George Floyd

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The rate at which black Americans are killed by police is more than twice as high as the rate for white Americans. This is a non-comprehensive list of deaths at the hands of police in the U.S. since Eric Garner's death in July 2014. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

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Roundtable: Trump And The Media

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Libertarians Name 2020 Candidate: Meet Jo Jorgensen

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The U.S. Postal Service faces challenges as more voters turn to mail in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been approached to run for the U.S. Senate from Kansas, but he has demurred. The filing deadline for the Aug. 4 primary is Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AP hide caption

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