Violence again convulses 2016 election campaign, testing Trump, Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in PhiladelphiaThe shootings marked yet another convulsive event in the 2016 political season, one in which Clinton and Trump have scrambled to find the right response to terror attacks abroad, mass shootings at home, and protests over police killings of African Americans. It has evoked memories of 1968, when civil rights leader Martin Luther King and Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy were assassinated in a turbulent era of protests against the Vietnam war and racial segregation.

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