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Juneteenth, commemorating end of slavery in US

Washington, United States | AFP |  Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the bloody Civil War between the slave-holding South and the North. But it wasn’t until two months later that African American slaves in the Texas town of Galveston were informed that …

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Trump addresses West Point grads but largely ducks controversies

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump on Saturday addressed the new graduating class of the West Point military academy, praising the “righteous glory of the American warrior” but largely side-stepping recent controversies over racial unrest and the military’s role in putting it down. “America is the greatest country …

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