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Bush moves to 'heal old wounds'

At NAACP event, vows to mend ties with black voters

By Michael M. Grynbaum
Globe Correspondent / July 21, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Seeking to end a bitter five-year quarrel with the NAACP, President Bush struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his first presidential appearance before the civil rights group, calling on Republicans and black voters to help the nation ``rise above political differences to heal old wounds" and pledging to renew the Voting Rights Act. (Full article: 860 words)

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