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As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke at an event for a local chamber of commerce on Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of protesters gathered outside holding signs and chanting.

Nearly 1,000 people stood outside the event, shouting chants like “No ban, no wall, Mitch McConnell take our call,” according to the Associated Press.

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North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who narrowly unseated Republican Pat McCrory in November, announced Tuesday that he is reversing course in a major voting rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The state will no longer defend a series of voting restrictions passed in 2013 by the GOP-controlled legislature and signed by McCrory that a federal appeals court has ruled constitute unconstitutional "race-based vote suppression."

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