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Protest updates: UNLV tears down Confederate-themed statue; Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn dismiss systemic racism; Richmond police chief out

USATODAY.com Wednesday, 17 June 2020
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas removed its Confederate-themed mascot statue. Man charged with setting fires in Minneapolis. Latest protest news.
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Ted Cruz Ted Cruz United States Republican Senator from Texas

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