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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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A school in Orange County, Calif., issued an apology on Thursday for forcing a 16-year-old student to remove her National Rifle Association shirt and threatening her with punitive action.
She did — but was confused and frightened, said Mark Selmi, the director of communications for the law firm that represented her and argued her First Amendment rights were violated, in an email to The Washington Times.