Barack Obama attends NYC's National Action Network convention

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President Barack Obama warned of what he called a Republican-led effort to "make it harder, not easier for people to vote," and vowed to fight any efforts to erode the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a speech before a civil-rights group in Manhattan.

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