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  Dallas shootings 'touched soul of nation' - Biden  The killing of five police officers in Dallas has 'touched the soul of the nation', US Vice-President Joe Biden said, while calling for national unity Freddie Gray protests in several US cities   Manhattan: Protests are taking place in several cities over F. Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimo... US spies targeted Martin Luther King  The NSA spied on civil rights leader and boxer Muhammad Ali during the height of the Vietnam War protests, declassified documents reveal US marks Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech  50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, the civil rights rally at which Martin Luther King Jr made his historic speech Thousands rally in US to mark 'I have a dream' speech   Thousands are gathering in the US capital to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King's famous 'I have a dream' speech on civil rights   'Trayvon could have been me' - Obama
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  Business councils disband over Trump remarks  President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia 'No charges' for police over black man's killing Map of Baton Rouge USA
  Trump takes on Dick Durbin over 'racial slur'
  President Donald Trump has said he was 'totally misrepresented' by those saying he used the term 'shithole' to describe African nations last week

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  The Department of Justice has decided not to charge two white officers who shot and killed a black man in Louisiana last summer

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  President Barack Obama has said that 'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago', in his first comments on the case since last week's verdict
Jul.14   Obama urges calm after Florida trial   US President has called for 'calm reflection' after neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin Jun.24 US affirmative action case sent back  U.S. Supreme Court: The US Supreme Court has sent a landmark case on the consideration of a student's race in university admissions policies back to a lower cou...

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Mar.23   Shot teenager's death 'tragedy' - Obama   US President has said the 'tragedy' of an unarmed black teenager shot dead in Florida should prompt some national soul-searching Jan.13 Luther King quote 'to be changed'   An inaccurate inscription on the newly opened Martin Luther King memorial in Washington is to be changed

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Apr.20 Civil rights leader Dorothy Height dies  One of the pioneering voices of the US civil rights movement, the leader of the National Council of Negro Women, has died at the age of 98

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Sep.16   White House rejects racism claim
  President Obama does not believe current criticism of his policies is based on the colour of his skin Jul.30 Obama hosts race row beer reunion   Black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates has met the white officer who arrested him in his own home over a beer at the White House Apr.18 US boycotts UN racism conference  Washington will boycott a UN forum on racism in Geneva next week because of differences over Israel and the right to free speech Jan.20 President Obama sworn into history
  Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones
 After being sworn in as the first African-American US leader, President Obama uses his inaugural address to pledge a 'new era of responsibility. He said the country will overcome its serious economic and international challenges

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Aug.13 US whites 'to be minority sooner'  The US Census Bureau: White people are projected to no longer be in the majority in the by the year 2042 - 8 years sooner than projections

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Jun.28 Sup. Court rejects school action on race  U.S. Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has narrowly ruled that the race of a child cannot be used to determine where he/she will be sent to school

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Jun.23 Mixed ruling on affirmative action
  U.S. Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has struck down Michigan university admissions process which favoured ethnic minority candidates

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Dec.20 Lott stepping down as majority leader
  U.S. Senate: Wounded by the controversy over his racially divisive comments, Lott stepping down as Senate Republican leader
Dec.17 Lott denies racism  U.S. Senate: Senate Republican Leader was appearing on BET, denounced his comments about the 1948 segregationist campaign

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B. 2018-01-15 Trump takes on Dick Durbin over 'racial slur' Washington
C. 2017-08-16 Business councils disband over Trump remarks Washington
D. 2016-07-09 Dallas shootings 'touched soul of nation' - Biden Washington
4. 2015-04-29 Freddie Gray protests in several US cities Manhattan
F. 2013-09-25 US spies targeted Martin Luther King Washington
6. 2013-08-28 US marks Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech Washington
7. 2013-08-24 Thousands rally in US to mark 'I have a dream' speech Washington
2013-07-19 'Trayvon could have been me' - Obama Washington

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