Barack Obama pays tribute to John Lewis at funeral

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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. (July 30)
 
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WEB EXTRA: Former President Barack Obama Speaks at Rep. John Lewis Funeral
Former President Barack Obama eulogized Rep. John Lewis at the late congressman's funeral in Atlanta, GA Thursday. The former president said when he was inaugurated, Lewis "was one of the first people I greeted and hugged on that stand. And I told him, ‘This is your day, too.’"

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