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In final address: President Obama says ‘post racial’ America was ‘never realistic’

By Hazel Trice Edney
Contributing Writer

( — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant Chicago audience, President Barack Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African Americans and others of diverse races and backgrounds to empathize with each other for a “more perfect union.”

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Conservatives plot their course on the rising ‘sea of red’ in state capitals

By Robert Faturechi ProPublica Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political attention focused on the Trump transition, an influential advocacy group met outside Washington to ...

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