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The uproar against Gordon College was spurred by President D. Michael Lindsay's joining a July letter from religious leaders to President Obama, asking him to carve out a general religious exemption from an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (Associated Press)

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Philadelphia 76ers Robert Covington (33) gets fouled by Washington Wizards' Kris Humphries during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Steven M. Falk) PHIX OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT

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In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

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In this April 4, 2015, frame from video provided by Attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, Scott appears to be running away from City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, right, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder Tuesday, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show Slager shooting a fleeing Scott several times in the back. (AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart)

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Police Chief Eddie Driggers, right, and Mayor Keith Summey, back, leave after a news conference about the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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In this April 4, 2015, frame from video provided by Attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, Scott runs away from city patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, right, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, April 7, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Scott several times in the back. (AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart)

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In this undated photo provided by the North Charleston Police Department shows City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager. Slager has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist after a traffic stop. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told a news conference that city Slager was arrested and charged Tuesday, April 7, 2015, after law enforcement officials saw a video of the shooting following a Saturday traffic stop. (AP Photo/North Charleston Police Department)

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In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Lacey Spears listens to opening statements in her murder trial in White Plains, N.Y. Spears was convicted of killing her 5-year-old son by feeding him salt through a stomach tube. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Joe Larese, Pool, File)

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President Obama in November announced a new amnesty for illegal immigrant parents whose children are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. The amnesty could apply to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. (Associated Press)

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach, the lawyer for Mississippi and the agents, said the plaintiffs will either ask the appeals court to reconsider or else take their fight to the Supreme Court. (Associated Press)

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"Our attitude is if state legislators won't stand against Washington, D.C., then they need to be replaced by somebody who will," Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and a leader of the state convention movement, told The Washington Times in an interview this week. (Associated Press)

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Onlookers gathered near the house where seven children and one adult died in Princess Anne, Maryland. An illegal meter was shut off after a utility company discovered it. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Martin O'Malley's legacy as governor of Maryland by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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This April 1, 2015 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows cylinders of heroin weighing approximately two pounds in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. CPB agents say they intercepted the heroin as Colombian citizen, Ivan Vidal Forero, tried to smuggle it into the country hidden in his underwear. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

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The Barry University student who was suspended after recording an undercover video for James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has reportedly been named in a criminal complaint. (YouTube/Project Veritas)

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "wanted to punish America," a prosecutor told the jury in closing arguments Monday. His attorneys said Mr. Tsarnaev did indeed carry out the attacks but was under the influence of his brother, Tamerlan, who the attorneys said orchestrated the plot and built the bombs. Tamerlan was killed while trying to flee from police. (Associated Press)

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In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty is depicted pointing to defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, during closing arguments in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial Monday, April 6, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins) ** FILE **

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Illustration on Hillary Clinton's testimony before Congress by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Flags are posted on the home of a woman who is accused of trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group in Syria, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Thirty-year-old Keonna Thomas appeared in federal court Friday afternoon just hours after her arrest on a charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. A prosecutor says a search warrant executed March 27 at Thomas' home prevented her from leaving the U.S. on a flight scheduled for March 29.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)