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The Latest: Harris says Barr representing Trump, not US

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The Latest on the Democratic presidential campaign (all times local):

9:05 p.m.

Fresh from last week’s viral moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Kamala Harris said the attorney general “lied to Congress” and “is clearly more interested in representing the president than the American people.”

The Democratic presidential candidate was the keynote speaker Sunday at the Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund dinner, attended by a mostly black audience of nearly 10,000.

As of Sunday, 4.8 million people had watched the C-SPAN video circulating on Twitter of the California lawmaker questioning Barr, catapulting her into the spotlight amid the crowded field of more than 20 Democrats and hammering a campaign theme that she is the candidate to “prosecute the case against Trump.”

The Detroit NAACP chapter is the civil rights organization’s largest, and the city will host their national convention in July, where most 2020 Democrats are expected to appear.

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6:10 p.m.

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) says it’s imperative to reform the nation’s criminal justice system in ways that are more equitable for all races.

The South Bend, Indiana, Mayor told a crowd packed into a high school auditorium in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday that his plan includes eliminating mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses and also legalizing marijuana.

Buttigieg also said he wants to improve relations between law enforcement and minority communities. Buttigieg is spending two days campaigning in South Carolina, where black voters make up the majority of the Democratic primary electorate.

He has said he’s making a conscious effort in his campaign to focus on issues important to black voters, meeting this past week with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights leader, at the Harlem soul food restaurant Sylvia’s.

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2 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is repeating his calls to impeach President Donald Trump and drawing a distinction between himself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s declining any rush to proceedings.

The former Texas congressman spoke with reporters on Sunday after a town hall at a former livestock auction space in rural Shenandoah, Iowa.

O’Rourke said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report makes impeachment more necessary than ever. He said “proceedings in the House ensure that more of these facts come to light, ensure that the Senate can make a very informed decision about this president.”

Asked about Pelosi cautioning against doing so O’Rourke answered, “That’s fine. We’re two different people.”

O’Rourke said he really respects “the speaker and what she’s been able to do, but when asked my opinion I’ve got to give my opinion not anyone else’s.”

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1:10 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is announcing a sweeping agriculture reform and rural investment plan that would change farm subsidies and break up major agriculture monopolies.

Sanders is set to unveil the plan in Osage, Iowa, a town of fewer than 4,000 residents.

The plan includes a number of antitrust proposals, including breaking up existing agriculture monopolies and placing a moratorium on future mergers between big agriculture companies.

It also proposes major changes to the current farm subsidy system toward what the plan calls a “parity system.” That plan seeks to ensure farmers are “guaranteed the cost of production and family living expenses,” though the plan doesn’t include details on how.

Sanders would also classify food supply security as a national security issue.

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10:40 a.m.

The latest Democrat pursuing the presidential nomination is trying to distinguish himself as someone “who’s going to level with the American people about why our system doesn’t seem to work for them.”

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his time in Washington has helped him know how to get things done and what needs fixing.

He says it’s “a disgrace that we lost” to Donald Trump in 2016, adding Democrats must find an approach to deny him a second term.

Bennet says it seems “fairly clear” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that Trump “committed impeachable offenses,” but for now the senator favors continued congressional investigations.

He thinks Attorney General William Barr should resign, saying Barr “has behaved like Trump’s criminal defense lawyer” rather than attorney general.

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9:20 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden is wrapping up his first presidential campaign trip to South Carolina by worshipping at a prominent African American church in West Columbia.

Sitting on a front-center pew, the former vice president and his wife, Jill, received a standing ovation when the Rev. Charles B. Jackson of Brookland Baptist Church introduced them as “Dr. Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.”

The 76-year-old Catholic candidate smiled and waved.

“Dr. Joe, that was some major applause, my brother,” Jackson said.

Jackson praised his congregation as already approaching 100 percent voter registration and participation. He encouraged parishioners to “take somebody else to the polls with you.”

South Carolina hosts the South’s first presidential primary and is the first state in the Democratic nominating process where black voters wield considerable influence.

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8:25 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden’s visit to a South Carolina church Sunday is part of his 2020 presidential campaign’s outreach to black voters, who play a pivotal role in the early-voting state’s primary.

The former vice president is wrapping up a two-day stop in South Carolina by attending services in West Columbia.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) of South Bend, Indiana, is holding a town hall in North Charleston, where African Americans account for nearly half the population.

Iowa is the focus for Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, and Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator. And Kamala (KAH’-mah-lah) Harris, the California senator, plans to attend an NAACP dinner in Detroit.

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Death toll in Illinois plant explosion raised to 3 as another body found

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Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed to be in the debris, a fire official said.

Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi said the body was found as first responders resumed searching in hazardous conditions in the shattered remains of the AB Specialty Silicones plant in Waukegan, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago.

They were searching for the bodies of two of the nine workers who were there when an explosion rocked the building Friday night and left it a shattered skeleton.

“We are in the process of removing one of those two bodies,” Lenzi told a news conference Sunday. He said at least half of the building still needs to be searched.

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Of the nine in the building at the time of the blast, one body was found early Saturday. Four people were taken to the hospital and one of those died later Saturday. The condition of the other three workers in the hospital was not immediately known, Lenzi said. The third confirmed death was the body located Sunday with one other body still to recover. Two other workers did not require treatment at the time.

The cause of the explosion hasn’t been determined, although Lenzi said it originated in the building where the silicone is produced.

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones on Sunset Ave. and Northwestern Ave. on the border between Gurnee, Ill., and Waukegan on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The explosion happened Friday night. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)

“Most of the processes that they do are very non-hazardous. Silicone itself, not a hazardous substance,” Lenzi said. “Something … this weekend went horrifically wrong.”

AB Specialty Silicones makes specialty silicone chemical raw materials for products such as adhesives, sealants and coatings.

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Lenzi said authorities have concluded that the explosion and fire was accidental.

“We are not looking at foul play.”

Lenzi said that from information they have gleaned in the preliminary investigation, some of the employees realized something was wrong and alerted others to get out of the building just before the explosion.

Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said that his office would perform autopsies Monday on at least two of the bodies and would announce the names of the victims and preliminary causes of death. Dental records would be used to identify at least one of the deceased, he said.

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Rochester man acquitted in triple-murder is shot and killed, police say

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Police in Rochester, N.Y., called for calm Sunday after a man acquitted in a 2015 triple homicide was shot and killed Saturday night.

Jalen Everett, 24, was shot while riding in a car northwest of downtown Rochester at approximately 8 p.m., and doctors pronounced him dead at a nearby hospital later that evening. Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting and have not made any arrests as of Sunday evening.

Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary told reporters Sunday his officers had heard rumors of potential reprisals for Everett’s death during the course of their investigation and urged residents to “let the Rochester Police Department focus on its job.”

“We understand they are upset,” Singletary said. “They have a right to be upset. Our job is to focus on the task at hand.”

Everett was one of three men charged with connection with an Aug. 19, 2015 shooting, in which people in a car drove past a local Boys and Girls Club and opened fire on a crowd leaving a basketball game. Three people were killed and four others were wounded.

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Jalen Everett was acquitted of taking part in a 2015 triple shooting outside a Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. (Rochester Police Department)

In November 2016, Everett was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault in connection with the shooting, but that verdict was overturned when one of the jurors testified that another juror had spoken of evidence that was not introduced at Everett’s trial and made racist remarks around the other jurors.

Everett was acquitted in a second trial in January 2017.

Relatives and friends gathered to remember Everett at a vigil near the site of Saturday’s shooting.

“No matter how people felt about Jalen, no matter what his past, that was still someone’s son,” a cousin, Camille McIntyre, told Spectrum News Rochester. “Nobody deserves to be snatched out like this.”

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McIntyre said Everett was a father of two boys, one a newborn.

A second suspect in the 2015 shooting, Johnny Blackshell Jr., was convicted and is serving life in prison. The third, Matthew Matthis, was acquitted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Wisconsin veteran gifted Harley Davidson motorcycle by Hogs for Heroes

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With an applause, a few tears and the keys to a new ride, Rob Thiede was given a Harley Saturday afternoon.

And while some might say a bike is nothing more than an expensive toy, Thiede disagrees.

“This isn’t a toy or me this is a tool,” he explained. “It’s a tool to kind of release from my personal demons that I have from war.”

Having served on an Iraqi operation, Thiede knows personally what it’s like to have things he can’t talk about.

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It’s why he plans on using the bike pay it forward.

“I want it to also be a tool to let other veterans know, ‘hey, you know everything’s possible if you put our mind to it,'” Thiede said.

It was a gift from Hogs for Heroes, an area nonprofit.

The local group raises money to buy bikes for injured Wisconsin veterans.

Read more from Fox 11 News.

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Man arrested in connection with shooting of 6 at park

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Authorities arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting that injured six people at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California’s central coast.

Francisco Orozco, 19, could face multiple counts of attempted murder, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. It wasn’t immediately known if the Oakland resident has an attorney.

Six people were hospitalized following the shooting, authorities said.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says investigators believe the shooting just after midnight was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

The conditions of those hurt weren’t immediately available.

KSBY-TV reports a large crowd was gathered at the recreation area when gunfire erupted. Officials haven’t identified a suspect or a possible motive.

Detectives remained at the scene throughout the night conducting interviews and looking for evidence.

The area was closed early Sunday, but it is expected to reopen later in the day.

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Man arrested in connection with shooting at nature preserve

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Authorities arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting that injured six people at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California’s central coast.

Francisco Orozco, 19, could face multiple counts of attempted murder, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. It wasn’t immediately known if the Oakland resident has an attorney.

Six people were hospitalized following the shooting, authorities said.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says investigators believe the shooting just after midnight was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

The conditions of those hurt weren’t immediately available.

KSBY-TV reports a large crowd was gathered at the recreation area when gunfire erupted. Officials haven’t identified a suspect or a possible motive.

Detectives remained at the scene throughout the night conducting interviews and looking for evidence.

The area was closed early Sunday, but it is expected to reopen later in the day.

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NYC woman, 22, in critical condition after Manhattan rooftop fall

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A young woman was severely injured when she fell from a Manhattan rooftop while taking photos — just weeks after a Fordham University coed died tumbling from a campus bell tower as she shot a selfie.

The latest victim — identified by police sources as 22-year-old Reilly Hamilton — plummeted five stories from her apartment on East 25th Street near 3rd Avenue around 8 p.m. Saturday, cops said.

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Reilly Hamilton is in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital in New York. (Facebook)

“She was taking pictures, and she fell, and apparently she hit the AC unit and landed in the trash area, which is like, horrendous. Horrible. I’m just completely shocked,” said a 24-year-old neighbor in the building.

Another resident said the girl landed in a cramped garbage area behind the building — and that paramedics had to carry the victim, shouting in pain, through the neighbor’s apartment to get her out.

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“She was screaming. She was just like, ‘It hurts!’ ” the neighbor said, declining to give a name. “She’s lucky to be alive.”

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Buttigieg acknowledges work needed to appeal to black voters

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Continuing his outreach to African American voters, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged Sunday that he needs to do more work to connect with the community, particularly in the early-voting state of South Carolina.

“It shows we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Buttigieg said after a town hall with 600 mostly white voters in North Charleston, where nearly half the population is black.

Buttigieg is planning to do just that during his two-day swing in South Carolina, the first state where black votes play a major role in the presidential primaries. On Monday, he’s holding a meet and greet in Orangeburg before sitting down with community leaders in Columbia.

Some of Buttigieg’s comments touched on issues African American voters have said they see as crucial in the 2020 presidential election, including criminal justice reform. On that front, Buttigieg said he wanted to do away with structures “that perpetuate racial inequality in this country,” including mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.

In what he has characterized as a conscious effort to focus on issues important to black voters, Buttigieg this past week met in New York with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights leader, at the Harlem soul food restaurant Sylvia’s. Buttigieg said Sharpton encouraged him “to engage with people who may not find their way to me, who I need to go out and find my way in front of.”

Earlier Sunday, Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in rural South Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Talking with reporters Sunday, Buttigieg called his meeting with Carter “very humbling,” saying they discussed, among other topics, “the rigors of campaigning for president.”

Elsewhere in campaigning Sunday by Democratic presidential candidates:

MICHAEL BENNET

The latest Democrat pursuing the presidential nomination is trying to distinguish himself as someone “who’s going to level with the American people about why our system doesn’t seem to work for them.”

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his time in Washington has helped him know how to get things done and what needs fixing.

He said it’s “a disgrace that we lost” to Donald Trump in 2016, adding that Democrats must find an approach to deny him a second term.

Bennet said it seems “fairly clear” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that Trump “committed impeachable offenses,” but for now the senator favored continued congressional investigations.

He said he thinks Attorney General William Barr should resign and that Barr “has behaved like Trump’s criminal defense lawyer” rather than the nation’s attorney general.

JOE BIDEN

Democrat Joe Biden wrapped up his first presidential campaign trip to South Carolina by worshipping at a prominent African American church in West Columbia.

Sitting on a front-center pew, the former vice president and his wife, Jill, received a standing ovation when the Rev. Charles B. Jackson of Brookland Baptist Church introduced them as “Dr. Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.”

The 76-year-old Catholic candidate smiled and waved.

“Dr. Joe, that was some major applause, my brother,” Jackson said.

Jackson praised his congregation as already approaching 100 percent voter registration and participation. He encouraged parishioners to “take somebody else to the polls with you.”

South Carolina hosts the South’s first presidential primary and is the first state in the Democratic nominating process where black voters wield considerable influence.

BETO O’ROURKE

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke repeated his calls to impeach President Donald Trump and drew a distinction between himself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has declined any rush to proceedings.

The former Texas congressman spoke with reporters on Sunday after a town hall at a former livestock auction space in rural Shenandoah, Iowa.

O’Rourke said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report makes impeachment more necessary than ever. “Proceedings in the House ensure that more of these facts come to light, ensure that the Senate can make a very informed decision about this president,” he said.

Asked about Pelosi cautioning against doing so, O’Rourke answered: “That’s fine. We’re two different people.”

O’Rourke said he really respects “the speaker and what she’s been able to do, but when asked my opinion I’ve got to give my opinion, not anyone else’s.”

BERNIE SANDERS

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan that would change farm subsidies and break up major agriculture monopolies.

Sanders unveiled the plan in Osage, Iowa, a town of fewer than 4,000 residents.

The plan includes a number of antitrust proposals, including breaking up existing agriculture monopolies and placing a moratorium on future mergers between big agriculture companies.

It also proposes major changes to the current farm subsidy system toward what the plan calls a “parity system.” That plan seeks to ensure farmers are “guaranteed the cost of production and family living expenses,” though the plan doesn’t include details on how.

Sanders would also classify food supply as a national security issue.

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Associated Press writer Bill Barrow in Columbia, South Carolina, contributed to this report.

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6 hurt in shooting at nature preserve on California coast

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Authorities say six people were hospitalized following a shooting at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California’s central coast.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says Sunday that no arrests have been made. But investigators believe the shooting just after midnight was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

The conditions of those hurt weren’t immediately available.

KSBY-TV reports a large crowd was gathered at the recreation area when gunfire erupted. Officials haven’t identified a suspect or a possible motive.

Detectives remained at the scene throughout the night conducting interviews and looking for evidence.

The area was closed early Sunday but is expected to reopen later in the day.

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The Latest: Buttigieg calls for criminal justice reform

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The Latest on the Democratic presidential campaign (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) says it’s imperative to reform the nation’s criminal justice system in ways that are more equitable for all races.

The South Bend, Indiana, Mayor told a crowd packed into a high school auditorium in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday that his plan includes eliminating mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses and also legalizing marijuana.

Buttigieg also said he wants to improve relations between law enforcement and minority communities. Buttigieg is spending two days campaigning in South Carolina, where black voters make up the majority of the Democratic primary electorate.

He has said he’s making a conscious effort in his campaign to focus on issues important to black voters, meeting this past week with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights leader, at the Harlem soul food restaurant Sylvia’s.

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2 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is repeating his calls to impeach President Donald Trump and drawing a distinction between himself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s declining any rush to proceedings.

The former Texas congressman spoke with reporters on Sunday after a town hall at a former livestock auction space in rural Shenandoah, Iowa.

O’Rourke said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report makes impeachment more necessary than ever. He said “proceedings in the House ensure that more of these facts come to light, ensure that the Senate can make a very informed decision about this president.”

Asked about Pelosi cautioning against doing so O’Rourke answered, “That’s fine. We’re two different people.”

O’Rourke said he really respects “the speaker and what she’s been able to do, but when asked my opinion I’ve got to give my opinion not anyone else’s.”

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1:10 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is announcing a sweeping agriculture reform and rural investment plan that would change farm subsidies and break up major agriculture monopolies.

Sanders is set to unveil the plan in Osage, Iowa, a town of fewer than 4,000 residents.

The plan includes a number of antitrust proposals, including breaking up existing agriculture monopolies and placing a moratorium on future mergers between big agriculture companies.

It also proposes major changes to the current farm subsidy system toward what the plan calls a “parity system.” That plan seeks to ensure farmers are “guaranteed the cost of production and family living expenses,” though the plan doesn’t include details on how.

Sanders would also classify food supply security as a national security issue.

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10:40 a.m.

The latest Democrat pursuing the presidential nomination is trying to distinguish himself as someone “who’s going to level with the American people about why our system doesn’t seem to work for them.”

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his time in Washington has helped him know how to get things done and what needs fixing.

He says it’s “a disgrace that we lost” to Donald Trump in 2016, adding Democrats must find an approach to deny him a second term.

Bennet says it seems “fairly clear” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that Trump “committed impeachable offenses,” but for now the senator favors continued congressional investigations.

He thinks Attorney General William Barr should resign, saying Barr “has behaved like Trump’s criminal defense lawyer” rather than attorney general.

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9:20 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden is wrapping up his first presidential campaign trip to South Carolina by worshipping at a prominent African American church in West Columbia.

Sitting on a front-center pew, the former vice president and his wife, Jill, received a standing ovation when the Rev. Charles B. Jackson of Brookland Baptist Church introduced them as “Dr. Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.”

The 76-year-old Catholic candidate smiled and waved.

“Dr. Joe, that was some major applause, my brother,” Jackson said.

Jackson praised his congregation as already approaching 100 percent voter registration and participation. He encouraged parishioners to “take somebody else to the polls with you.”

South Carolina hosts the South’s first presidential primary and is the first state in the Democratic nominating process where black voters wield considerable influence.

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8:25 a.m.

Democrat Joe Biden’s visit to a South Carolina church Sunday is part of his 2020 presidential campaign’s outreach to black voters, who play a pivotal role in the early-voting state’s primary.

The former vice president is wrapping up a two-day stop in South Carolina by attending services in West Columbia.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) of South Bend, Indiana, is holding a town hall in North Charleston, where African Americans account for nearly half the population.

Iowa is the focus for Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, and Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator. And Kamala (KAH’-mah-lah) Harris, the California senator, plans to attend an NAACP dinner in Detroit.

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