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Monday Sunrise Briefing: Security and equality shape US campaign

Amid racial protests and a pandemic, this July Fourth weekend offered two views of U.S. history - and its future. For most Americans, traditional celebrations were muted as confirmed COVID-19 cases rose in 40 states. Smaller than normal crowds gathered to watch fireworks at the National Mall in D.C.. President Donald Trump vowed to protect the nation’s heritage from leftists, looters, and agitators. “"We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children or trample on our freedoms. We will safeguard our values,

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