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Doc Rivers, the basketball legend and Los Angeles Clippers coach, said what must be acknowledged now by every decent person in this country. Watching the wanton brutality visited on Black people who have been convicted of no crime, from George Floyd to Breonna Taylor, Rivers told reporters: "You don't need to be black to be outraged. You need to be American to be outraged." It is affecting to listen to him express his frustration with Republican fear-mongering -- and wonder why America doesn't love its Black citizens the way that they have loved her.

His brief emotional statement, posted by the Lincoln Project, is worth watching -- and sharing.

Oh yeah -- he wants you to vote.



Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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