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At what point does saying ‘lynching’ trivialize the word?

R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual-abuse allegations against him amounts to a “public lynching.” Bill Cosby’s people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kanye West, in trying to defend his inflammatory comments about slavery, has ...

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At what point does saying ‘lynching’ trivialize the word?

R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual-abuse allegations against him amounts to a “public lynching.” Bill Cosby’s people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kanye West, in trying to defend his inflammatory comments about slavery, has ...

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Legal experts split on if NFL can punish for anthem protests

Jerry Jones may want to bench Dallas Cowboy players who don’t stand for the national anthem, but NFL owners could find themselves facing a First Amendment lawsuit if they punish football players or coaches for their protests after taking government ...

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Trump’s election energizes Congressional Black Caucus

For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who ...

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Trump’s election energizes Congressional Black Caucus

For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who ...

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Across US, knife laws can differ by state, city, even town

A few miles off in any direction, and the debate about the knife involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest by Baltimore police may have been completely different. The state of Maryland has one set of laws governing knives. The city of ...

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Court conflicted on allowing outside use of FOIA

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed conflicted over whether it was legal for Virginia to block out-of-staters from using its Freedom of Information Act to get some of its state documents. Missouri has a similar law.

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Chief Justice Roberts urges progress naming judges

Republicans and Democrats must find a long-term solution to selecting federal judges, but both sides are to blame for the political gridlock of judicial nominations in the Senate, Chief Justice John Roberts said.

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