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Trump supporters praise Sinema's voting rights stance

Two events -- a Trump rally and a voting rights march -- in the same state on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend encapsulated a nation at odds with itself about the future of its democracy. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports.

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Jake Tapper reveals the reason Trump went to Arizona

Jake Tapper looks at former President Donald Trump's continued efforts to restrict voting rights in states across the nation on the weekend the country remembers civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Biden to deliver voting rights speech next week in Atlanta

President Joe Biden is planning to deliver a speech on voting rights during a visit to Atlanta next week, officials say, traveling to the cradle of the civil rights movement to shine a brighter light on election reform in advance of the national holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Opinion: Lessons from the March on Washington on the value of allyship

This past weekend was the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As many Americans reflected on the significance of the day, particularly as voting rights across the country are under attack, they likely thought about the legacy and image of the mighty Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing at a lectern in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the huge crowd stretched before him captivated by his vision of a society without racism. If required to list the other leaders of this historic protest, Americans might be able to name one, maybe more, of the other Black men who, along with King, made up the "Big Six" -- James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young -- all of whom are now rightly honored as heroes of the Civil Rights movement.

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Sen. Johnson twists MLK Jr.'s words to deny systemic racism in US

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at the University of Texas and author of "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.", about Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) mentioning Martin Luther King Jr. when saying critical race theory shouldn't be taught in American schools.

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America's monument to White victimhood

In the closing lines of his most famous speech, Martin Luther King Jr. called for freedom to ring out from every mountaintop in the United States, listing famed ranges from the Alleghenies to the Rockies to "the curvaceous slopes of California." "But not only that," he added, "let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia."

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A Chauvin's juror's rally t-shirt is a phony pretext for upsetting the verdict

A photo of Brandon Mitchell, one of the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial, shows him wearing a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. t-shirt emblazoned with the words, "Get your knee off our necks" for the March on Washington commemorative demonstration last year. Mitchell says he answered "no" on his juror questionnaire form when asked whether he attended "protests about police use of force or police brutality" and seemingly does not consider the 2020 March on Washington to be such a rally.

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Opinion: Biden delivered the Chauvin verdict speech America needed

Here's what you are not going to get in a major address from President Joseph Biden: textured rhetoric woven with references to the classics; eloquent, poetic phraseology ringing like heavenly music and leaving its listeners with echoes of Shakespeare, Lincoln and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Black executives are leading the fight for justice

Black business leaders' efforts to stop voter suppression in the wake of Georgia's recently enacted voting bill illustrate the vanishing separation between protest and politics in America today. They also embody the work of Georgia's most famous civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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