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Groups Document More Than 860 Hate Incidents Since Elections

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks during a press conference on Nov. 29, 2016, in Washington.

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks during a press conference on Nov. 29, 2016, in Washington.

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Washington (AP) -- Civil rights groups called for President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry, pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following his Nov. 8 victory.

After running a divisive campaign, Trump promised — after winning — to be a president for all Americans, said representatives of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Council of La Raza and the American Federation of Teachers.