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At Lewis Funeral, Obama Calls for Renewing Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA — Former President Barack Obama used Rep. John Lewis’ funeral on Thursday to issue a stark warning that the voting rights and equal opportunity the late civil rights icon championed are threatened heading into the 2020 election. Speaking from the pulpit of the church that Martin Luther King Jr....

Costa Remembers John Lewis: He Tried to Heal ‘Racial Divide’

The death of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis late last week prompted poignant memories from Rep. Jim Costa (D - Fresno). "I served with John Lewis for 16 years in the United States House of Representatives," Costa said, "And I must say that, clearly, he was the conscience...