Updated May 5, 2019

Biden: Jim Crow is sneaking back in

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Image

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden on Saturday criticized President Trump and other Republicans during a speech on voting rights in which he said Jim Crow-era laws were returning.


You’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in. You know what happens when you have an equal right to vote? They lose."

Details: Biden made the remarks during his first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina — where black voters play a vital role in the South’s first presidential primary, per AP.

Why it matters: A September report by the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found Justice Department efforts to protect minority voters' rights have declined since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision to invalidate a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act. The House Oversight Committee is investigating allegations of voter suppression in several states.

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Teenager killed after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

Detroit police during protests on Friday night. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Detroit who were protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, per AP.

Details: The teenager was injured when shots were fired from an SUV about 11:30 p.m. and later died in hospital, reports MDN reports, which noted police were still looking for a suspect. Police said officers were not involved in the shooting, according to AP.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.