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A constituent asks a question of U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7) during a town hall event at a community college in Branchburg, New Jersey, February 22, 2017.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTSZWDT

Fewer Republicans hold town hall meetings in face of critical crowds

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Members of Congress customarily hold town hall meetings in their home districts while on recess. However, fewer than 30 Republicans have held such gatherings due to local protests and rowdiness. Continue reading

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Baltimore program hopes to overcome violence with mindfulness

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Schools in Baltimore, Maryland are experimenting with meditation as a way to help students deal with stress and trauma. Continue reading

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75 years later, Japanese internment executive order remembered

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February 19, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s controversial executive order, which allowed the government to incarcerate Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Continue reading

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Local sheriff shares concerns over federal immigration laws

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Dozens of cities throughout the United States have been deemed “sanctuary cities,” where local governments resist cooperating with federal immigration officials, including handing over undocumented immigrants who have may committed very minor offenses. Continue reading

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Community comes together to help homeless students and families

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In order to address the homelessness problem facing students, a school district in Kansas City, Kansas, with over 1,000 homeless students, partnered with Avenue of Life, a nonprofit organization that brings students out of homelessness by supporting the entire family. Continue reading

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