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The 10-member delegation plans to spark conversations with a community in turmoil and a young activist movement fed up with a slow-moving political process, which will likely get worse under a Republican-led Congress.
Our choices include the nation’s next attorney general, a veteran congresswoman in the midst of a resurgence, a Missouri firebrand and the survivor of a police shooting who could have his eye on politics.
How will the #BlackLivesMatter protest movement evolve, and will a new black attorney general play a role? Plus, will we be looking at a race between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush for president in 2016?