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Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

President Barack Obama gives a keynote address during the Civil Rights Summit on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama’s path in politics.

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