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Senate Apologizes For Slavery

It seems like a no-brainer, but Congress is getting close to finally issuing an apology for slavery. The Senate unanimously voted for a resolution recognizing the injustice and coinciding with Juneteenth, which celebrates emancipation, mirroring similar legislation in the House. One key difference, however: The Senate version specifically states that the resolution can't be used to support claims for reparations. "You wonder why we didn't do it 100 years ago," Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), lead sponsor of the resolution, was quoted as saying in The Washington Post. "It is important to have a collective response to a collective injustice."