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In Oakland speech, Kamala Harris launches White House bid with scathing assault on Trump

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kamala Harris formally launched her Democratic bid for president Sunday with a blunt-force assault on President Donald Trump and a promise to unify a country deeply riven along social, cultural and political lines.

Speaking from the steps of Oakland's flag-bedecked City Hall plaza, to a crowd that spilled over several downtown blocks, Harris depicted her candidacy as a fight against those "trying to sow hate and division."

"We are here at this moment in time because we must answer a fundamental question," Harris said. "Who are we? Who are we as Americans? So let's answer that

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