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WATCH: Simple question about diversity trips up Sarah Sanders after Omarosa’s departure

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was unable to answer a question related to former Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Reporter Kristen Welker asked during a press briefing on Thursday how many senior staffers at the White House were African American following the departure of Manigault.

Sanders insisted the Trump administration was a “diverse team” of individuals and was intent on remaining that way.

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But when asked for a specific number, Sanders was unable to answer.

According to The Washington Post, Manigualt’s exit highlighted the “stark lack of diversity in Trump’s administration.” Among Trump’s Cabinet members and top staff, Ben Carson is the only remaining African American, the paper added.

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‘Deeply disturbing’: New York Supreme Court judge rules protesters can be detained indefinitely

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A New York State Supreme Court judge on Thursday rejected a petition seeking the immediate release of hundreds of protesters who had been held by the New York Police Department for more than 24 hours, ruling that extraordinary circumstances justify indefinite detention.

"It is a crisis within a crisis," wrote Justice James Burke in his ruling. "All writs are denied."

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Bill Barr has an army of over 132,000 federal law officers at his fingertips to snuff out protests: report

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In a deep dive into how Attorney General Bill Barr took control of policing earlier in the week at Lafayette Park so that Donald Trump could have a photo-op in front of historic St. John’s Church, Politico reports that the Justice Department has a veritable army of civilian law officers at the AG's disposal should he wish to quell any more protests.

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California mayor resigns after saying no ‘good person of color’ has ever been killed by police

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A southern California mayor resigned after making a racist statement about black Americans killed by police officers.

Temecula Mayor James Stewart apologized and tried to explain his statement in an email, in which he claimed he didn't “believe there’s ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer” locally, reported The Press-Enterprise.

“Unfortunately I did not take the time to proofread what was recorded," Stewart told the newspaper. "I absolutely did not say that. What I said is, and I don’t believe there has ever been a person of color murdered by police, on context to Temecula or Riverside County. I absolutely did not say ‘good.’ I have no idea how that popped up.”

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