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Barr under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

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Attorney General William Barr is under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery. Jeff Pegues reports.
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday argued that coronavirus-related lockdown orders were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in U.S. history "other than slavery."

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