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Clinton to address Baton Rouge shooting in speech to NAACP

Greg Nash

Hillary Clinton on Monday plans to address the Baton Rouge, La., shooting at the NAACP’s national convention.

A Clinton campaign aide said her speech would touch on police and race relations. She’ll both highlight the daily sacrifices police officers make for the communities they serve and discuss how African-American men are repeatedly victims of shootings and other violence, according to the aide.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will also call for an end to the bloodshed.

{mosads}Clinton’s speech comes a day after a gunman killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge.

She’ll also be speaking as Republicans open the first day of their national convention, across the state in Cleveland.

Clinton will also announce plans to register and commit more than 3 million voters nationwide. Clinton’s campaign and state Democratic campaigns will work together on more than 500 registration or commit-to-vote events in the drive’s opening week.

The NAACP’s national convention opened Saturday in Cincinnati and runs to Wednesday at the Duke Energy Center.

Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, will not be addressing the group.

“We will hear from Secretary Clinton — we won’t hear from Mr. Trump,” NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks told CNN last week.

“The explanation given was that they’re holding their convention at the same time. We of course, are in Cincinnati, they are in Cleveland. We were hoping that he would make the short trip from Cleveland to Cincinnati.”

The Republican National Convention runs through Thursday evening.

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