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Ex-Charlottesville Mayor Knocks Joe Biden for Exploiting City in Campaign Launch Video

Former Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor Dave Norris is speaking out after former Vice President Joe Biden announced his 2020 presidential campaign Thursday with a video focused on an infamous violent incident within the city. Biden’s announcement video features footage of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, referring to the event as a “defining moment” in U.S. history. “It was there on August of 2017 we saw Klansman, and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open, their crazed faces illuminated by torches, veins bulging, and baring the fangs of racism,” the candidate claimed.…

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Most of California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld most of California’s “sanctuary state” laws on Thursday, dealing another setback to the Trump administration in its effort to challenge the laws. Last March, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to California personally to challenge three main “sanctuary state” laws in a federal lawsuit filed in Sacramento. The three laws are: the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450); and the California Values Act (SB 54). The U.S. Department of Justice sought a preliminary…

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Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago’s First Black, Lesbian Mayor

Lori Lightfoot has become Chicago’s first black female mayor — and first lesbian mayor — after toppling Chicago Democrat machine candidate Toni Preckwinkle, the current president of the Cook County Board, in a landslide. Lightfoot won nearly 75% of the vote. While the election was historic, voters did not seem interested, as turnout was less than 35 percent. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, also won all 50 of the city’s wards over the more experienced Preckwinkle, the Chicago Tribune reported. Claiming unity with her opponent, Lightfoot made her victory speech at just…

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