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Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to Obama Foundation To Honor of Congressman John Lewis

Kimberly Redmond | Equities.com |

Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos donated $100 million to former President Barack Obama’s foundation in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis, a key figure in the US civil rights movement.

The foundation said it is the largest individual contribution it has received to date and included a request from the billionaire that the plaza at the Obama Presidential Center under construction in Chicago be named after Lewis.


Former President Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley Push COVID-19 Vaccination Message

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Former President Barack Obama teamed up with former National Basketball Association stars Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to put an end to the pandemic.

During NBC’s hour-long “Roll Up Your Sleeves” special on Sunday, the trio reached out to minority communities and younger Americans who may be hesitant to get the vaccine and insisted that getting the jab “will save lives and allow people to get their lives back to normal.”


On Last Day of Campaign, Biden Aims To Broaden Electoral Reach While Trump Warns of Rigged Election

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In the closing hours of a campaign shadowed by a once-in-a-century pandemic, President Donald Trump charged across the nation Monday delivering an incendiary but unsupported allegation that the election is rigged, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed to claim states once seen as safely Republican.

America stood at a crossroads. Never before in modern history have voters faced a choice between candidates offering such opposite visions as the nation confronts a virus that has killed 230,000 Americans, the starkest economic contraction since the Great Depression and a citizenry divided on cultural and racial issues.


Biden Tells Georgia He'll Unify and Save the Country; Trump Hits Midwest, Says 'Look What I've Done'

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Joe Biden traveled Tuesday to the hot springs town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio to declare the U.S. is not too politically diseased to overcome its health and economic crises, pledging to be the unifying force who can “restore our soul and save this country.”

The Democratic presidential nominee offered his closing argument with Election Day just one week away while attempting to go on the political offensive in Georgia, which hasn’t backed a Democrat for the White House since 1992. He promised to be a president for all Americans regardless of party, even as he said that “anger and suspicion is growing and our wounds are getting deeper.”


Barack Obama Blasts Trump's Record and Rhetoric in Fierce Critique

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Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday, launching a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president’s Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on behalf of Biden, his former vice president, Obama offered his fiercest critique yet of his successor, taking aim at Trump’s divisive rhetoric and his track record in the Oval Office.

“He hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself,” Obama said.


Kamala Harris Accepts Historic Nomination as Democratic Candidate for Vice President

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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, imploring the country to elect Joe Biden president and accusing Donald Trump of failed leadership that had cost lives and livelihoods.

The first Black woman and Asian-American on a major U.S. presidential ticket, Harris summarized her life story as emblematic of the American dream on the third day of the Democratic National Convention.

“Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods,” Harris said.


Former President Barack Obama Delivers Fiery Eulogy for Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

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In a fiery eulogy for longtime U.S. Representative John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took a series of thinly veiled shots at the actions of his successor that he said tore at the legacy of the Black civil rights icon being laid to rest.

The funeral for Lewis, who played an instrumental role in passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, came on the same day Republican President Donald Trump suggested the Nov. 3 election could be delayed. Trump has also waged a war against mail-in ballots, a tactic critics say is aimed at suppressing votes.


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