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Amend the Constitution to protect voting rights

Last week, John Lewis took his final leave of the US Capitol. He is home, after a long and noble life of service. John deeply believed that the right to vote was "almost sacred." He risked his life in Selma, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee, and so many other places to protect the right of every American to vote.

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Trump trashes Obama's Lewis eulogy that pressed for voting rights

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former President Barack Obama's eulogy at John Lewis' funeral -- which at points was aimed at voting rights and the election -- was "terrible," adding that "It showed his anger there that people don't see."

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Opinion: What's behind Trump's bizarre suggestion

On the same day that three former US presidents joined in a moving tribute to civil rights hero John Lewis and just after the release of government data showing the worst quarterly plunge in economic activity ever recorded, President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the news agenda with a jaw-dropping suggestion: Consider delaying the November election.

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Opinion: The people who must stop Trump's assault on voting

The contrast could not have been more jarring. In Atlanta, three of America's four living ex-presidents -- two Democrats and one Republican -- joined in honoring John Lewis, a true American hero of the civil rights movement who risked his life for the cause of equality, at his funeral on Thursday.

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What Obama knew about John Lewis

"What a gift John Lewis was," said former President Barack Obama, standing before the congressman's coffin in Ebenezer Baptist Church on Thursday.

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Read Obama's full eulogy of John Lewis

Former President Barack Obama eulogized civil rights icon John Lewis on Thursday before the late congressman's body was laid to rest in Atlanta, drawing a comparison between the battles Lewis participated in during the civil rights movement and the current protests for racial justice happening across America.

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Three presidents spoke at Lewis' funeral

Former President Barack Obama eulogized civil rights icon John Lewis on Thursday before the late congressman's body is laid to rest in Atlanta, drawing a comparison between the battles Lewis participated in during the Civil Rights Movement and the current protests for racial justice happening across America.

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Obama takes shot at Trump during Lewis eulogy

During his eulogy for the late Rep. John Lewis, former President Barack Obama received a standing ovation for his remarks about voting rights ahead of the 2020 election.

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Embodiment of Lewis' lifelong sacrifice set to honor him at crucial moment in US history

Inside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church in Atlanta, the nation's first Black president -- who has acknowledged there only was a Black president because of what Civil Rights icon and eventual Congressman John Lewis sacrificed -- will deliver the eulogy. His two White predecessors, both children of a Civil Rights era that Lewis helped galvanize, will speak before him.

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