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Obama calls for end to "bigotry in all its forms"

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 02:00

Obama marks 150th Anniversary of 13th Amendment saying, freedom is ''bound up'' in the freedom of others regardless of what ''faith they practice.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama marked the the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment on Capitol Hill saying, "We betray the efforts of the past if we fail to push back against bigotry in all its forms." "Our freedom is bound up in the freedom of others, regardless of what they look like or where they come from or what their last name is or what faith they practice," he said. The 13th amendment outlawed slavery. The 14th amendment granted citizenship to all African Americans. His remarks come just days after Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who leads opinion polls in the Republican nominating race, called for blocking Muslims, including would-be immigrants, students and tourists, from entering the country following last week's deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized.

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Obama calls for end to "bigotry in all its forms"

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 02:00