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Obama, Rawlings-Blake discuss Freddie Gray protests
Obama, Rawlings-Blake discuss Freddie Gray protests

President Barack Obama spoke with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Monday to receive an update on the city's efforts to maintain peace following the death of Freddie Gray, the White House said. Obama discussed the administration's "commitment to provide assistance as needed," according to a summary of the call released by the White House, and will continue to receive updates about the protests — which grew significantly more intense Monday following funeral services for Gray. The White House said senior adviser Valerie Jarrett separately spoke with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan about the protests and state and local efforts to keep them peaceful. ...