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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a speech, Friday, July 24, 2015, at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

“America’s long struggle with racism is far from finished,” the former secretary of state said before a mostly white audience at a Greenville technical college. Hours earlier, with a majority black audience at a West Columbia church, she declared, “Anybody who says we don’t have more progress to make is blind.”


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In this July 21, 2015, photo, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C. Trump’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border promises new challenges for the GOP’s years-in-the-making push to attract Hispanic voters. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Garza said the union opted out of the Trump visit “after careful consideration of all the factors involved in this event and communicating with members of the National Border Patrol Council.” He said agents had intended to give Trump and the accompanying press a “boots-on-the-ground perspective” at the border.


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FILE - This June 16, 2015 file photo shows developer Donald Trump as he delivers remarks during his announcement that he will be a Republican candidate for president, in New York. Univision is dropping the Miss USA pageant and says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential hopeful made recently about Mexican immigrants. The company said Thursday, June 25, it would pull the plug on its Spanish-language coverage of the pageant on July 12 by its UniMas network. It also has severed its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which produces the Miss USA pageant, due to what it called "insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants" by Trump, a part owner of the organization. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

PHOENIX | Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing larger crowds as he continues to criticize immigration policies in stark language that has revealed a deep divide between immigration hawks and moderates who are trying to avoid alienating Hispanic voters. On Saturday, Trump was scheduled to campaign in Nevada and then in Arizona, a hub of […]


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FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Washington. Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed publicly by The Associated Press for the first time, highlight the intersection between Bush’s roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he considered running for president. After leaving the Florida governor’s office in 2007, Bush formed the Foundation for Excellence in Education, whose mission is “to build an American education system that equips every child to achieve their God-given potential.” With Bush serving as president, the group attracted $46 million from donors through 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

“If you wanted access to Jeb Bush, one of the ways to do it is to make a large donation to one of those foundations,” said Bill Allison, who until recently was a senior fellow with the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.


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