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When asked about the Black Lives Matter movement on Sunday, Donald Trump said that he felt that police actions toward black individuals constituted a "crisis," but that police need the "power" to fight "rampant" crime.

In discussing the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer, NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Trump, "Do you see this as a crisis in America?"

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton's defense.

A day after news broke that a grand jury indicted Paxton on felony securities fraud charges, Gov. Greg Abbott, who was Texas attorney general for 12 years, remained silent. So was GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was stingy with campaign endorsements in 2014 but praised Paxton, a like-minded tea party favorite.

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Many Republican presidential candidates may be frustrated with the amount of attention given to Donald Trump's candidacy, but retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson seems relieved that the real estate mogul has been hogging the spotlight.

NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday asked Carson if Trump's recent success running as a political outsider has helped Carson, the other Republican candidate in the presidential race without previous political experience.

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CBS "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson on Sunday quizzed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on his recent Holocaust reference, questioning why he felt bringing up the Nazis would help him make his point.

"I want to know, has there ever been a modern debate where an argument was won by using a Nazi analogy?" Dickerson asked, referencing Huckabee's recent remark that with the Iran deal, President Obama was marching Israelis "to the door of the oven."

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