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Charlottesville rally organizer requests permit for 'white civil rights rally' in Washington
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The organizer of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year has applied for a permit to hold a “white civil rights rally” in front of the White House in August.

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Pentagon recorded attorney calls with American ISIS suspect
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The Department of Defense made an “inadvertent breach” of confidential communications between a US-Saudi citizen being detained in Iraq and his attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union, but it has committed to steps to remedy the situation, according to a court filing Friday.

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Teen fighting for the rights of gun owners
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Illinois counties declare 'sanctuary' status for gun owners
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CHICAGO (AP) — Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary….

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Historians: 'Defending history' is complicated in the US
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In the wake of Charlottesville, Americans are confronting questions about how to make sense of the history of the Confederacy, the Civil War and race in America as they play out in our lives today. CNN Opinion asked a number of historians for their thoughts. The views in these commentaries are their own.

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Lynching memorial remembers the forgotten
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Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shows CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson around a new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama that names some of the over 4,000 lynching victims in America.

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Immigrant reunited with child months after separation by US
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CHICAGO (AP) — A Congolese mother has been reunited with her 7-year-old daughter months after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum and were separated by the U.S. government, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Saturday….

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Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over […]

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Kansas voting rights trial has national implications
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A conservative Republican who has supported President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal votes cost Trump the popular vote in 2016 will have to prove Kansas has a problem with voter fraud if he's to win a legal challenge to voter registration requirements he's championed….

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