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Biden promises to earn the support of African Americans as Trump stays in White House

Reuters Monday, 1 June 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised black community leaders in Delaware, on Monday he would earn their support amid nationwide police brutality protests, saying he would create a police oversight board within his first 100 days in the White House.
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