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Biden calls Chauvin verdict in George Floyd murder a 'step forward' but too rare

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WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the murder conviction of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd a "step forward" but said such a verdict was much too rare in a country plagued by systemic racism.

"This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America," Biden said in remarks from the White House.

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