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GOP lawmaker: Trump has not been civil
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Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) told constituents at a town hall that President Trump has not been civil in some of his statements.

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Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found
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BOSTON (AP) — The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years….

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Prosecutor agrees to drop sexting charges against Iowa teen
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A county prosecutor in Iowa who threatened to charge a 14-year-old girl with sexual exploitation of a minor after she sent suggestive photos of herself to a boy at school agreed Thursday to drop the case after the girl's family sued him for violating her constitutional rights to free speech […]

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Adoptees' bid for access to birth certificates stirs debate
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Back in 2000, Oregon and Alabama acted to ensure that people who'd been adopted could get access to their original birth certificates. Advocates of that goal, calling it an overdue recognition of basic rights, hoped the trend would sweep through the nation….

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Government services shut down in Maine and NJ
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage has declared a state of civil emergency in Maine in the absence of an approved biennial budget by the state Legislature.

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State laws expand concealed guns to public facilities
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Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states….

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Joe Paterno's estate drops lawsuit against NCAA
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The estate of the late Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno filed a motion Friday to drop its civil suit against the NCAA over claims that the ruling body of college sports damaged the legendary coach’s family when it sanctioned Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

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ACLU argues that deporting 1,400 Iraqis would risk lives
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The American Civil Liberties Union has expanded a petition to prevent the deportation of Iraqis in Michigan and Northern Ohio into a nationwide class action covering more than 1,400 Iraqis facing removal orders.

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ACLU argues that deporting 1,400 Iraqis would risk lives
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The American Civil Liberties Union has expanded a petition to prevent the deportation of Iraqis in Michigan and Northern Ohio into a nationwide class action covering more than 1,400 Iraqis facing removal orders.

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