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With immigrants and advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether to allow a Texas law aimed at combating “sanctuary cities” to immediately take effect. On Monday, they upheld key parts of the law. (Associated Press/File)

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Erich Nikischer walked away from his job of almost 30 years at New Era Field after several Buffalo Bills players knelt and others locked arms in protest of President Trump's remarks on national anthem protests. (WGRZ)

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In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, kneels during the National Anthem before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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Royhingya refugees from Myanmar receiving food from Bangladeshi aid workers Associated Press photo

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Illustration on Russia's attacks on Ukraine by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

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After completing treatment for substance abuse, many teenagers choose to stay at recovery high schools, a study finds. (Associated Press/File)

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Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres said Wednesday that she would never allow President Trump to be a guest on her show because she thinks he poses a threat to the country and to her personally as a gay woman. (NBC)

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The Capitol is seen at sunrise as Congress returns from the August recess to face work on immigration, the debt limit, funding the government, and help for victims of Hurricane Harvey, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Bill Cassidy. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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An Orthodox protester holds up a sign reading "Stop Matilda" during a protest against the release of the movie. (Associated Press/File)

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Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry issued an apology Friday after cotton stalk centerpieces at a dinner for black students at his home were considered racist. (Instagram/@nakaylayvonne)

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Students walk in downtown Oberlin on March 5, 2013. A series of hate-related incidents, including a report of someone wearing what looked like a Ku Klux Klan hooded robe, has shaken students at Oberlin College, one of the nation's first universities to admit blacks. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Alex Libby, one of the subjects of the documentary film "Bully" poses for photographers at a premiere in Los Angeles, on March 26, 2012. The film is about bullying in U.S. schools. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, acknowledges that his bill could legalize immigrants who came to the U.S. in the early part of the Obama-era Unaccompanied Alien Children surge. (Associated Press/File)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is thinking about sensors, drones and access roads for border security, but President Trump is sticking with his demand for a wall. (Associated Press)

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"The wealthy Americans are not my priority. My priority are people in the middle class and that's where we are giving the big tax reduction," said President Trump. He dialed back his comments a day earlier about wealthy people paying more under his plan. (Associated Press)

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Travelers line up at the immigration counters as they make their way through the departure hall at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (Associated Press)

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The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.

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Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent (center) unveiled his "Medicare-for-all" bill Wednesday. Democrats who have presidential aspirations have enthusiastically signed on to Mr. Sanders' bill and are insisting that this proposed single-payer healthcare system won't blow a hole in the federal budget. (Associated Press)

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During Wednesday night's game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A's, some fans unfurled a protest sign accusing the U.S. of being a racism-loving country.