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During a segment on the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday morning, "Fox and Friends" host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the organization be labeled a hate group.

Fox brought on conservative African-American writer Kevin Jackson to discuss the Saturday Black Lives Matter protest at the Minnesota State Fair and the Friday shooting of a Texas sheriff's deputy.

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Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump to lead the Republican field among likely Iowa Republican caucus goers in a new poll released by Monmouth University on Monday.

Carson and Trump each received 23 percent of likely caucusgoers' support, according to the Monmouth University poll. Although the two candidates tied, Carson received an 81 percent approval rating from like Republican caucusgoers, while Trump earned a 52 percent favorable rating.

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When I was a child my family had a consistent reaction to news of horrific crimes on TV: They would look at the screen, wait for the face to pop up, and pray that it wasn’t a black one. If I was over at a friend’s house, I would notice a similar viewing habit in older African Americans. It was as if a communal prayer was being sent up in thousands of households at once, from their eyes and up through the TV screens: Lord, don’t give them another reason. Don’t give them another reason to hate us, to discriminate against us, to racially profile us while we drive, walk and live. And even though most rational people know that racism has more to do with bigoted mindsets than individuals’ actions among a disadvantaged group, the “don’t give another reason” prayer still went up.

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