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Obama urges Americans to reject ‘racist' sentiments

Former President Barack Obama on Monday released a pointed statement condemning "language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders" that "normalizes racist sentiments." The statement, which did not directly name President Donald Trump, follows two mass shootings in the

Top Dems want Senate to reconvene to pass background legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday privately urged House Democrats to stay focused on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in their push to enact sweeping background check legislation amid an intra-party debate about whether to take a sharply different strategy in the aftermath of two mass shootings.