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First Five Newsletter: July 18, 2019

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Black Lives Matter petition, social media summit, passing of Justice Stevens and more.
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First Five Newsletter: July 11, 2019

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Trump’s unconstitutional Twitter usage, journalism about climate change, blocking anti-Semitism in schools and more.
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When Is a Religious Symbol Not a Religious Symbol?

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The Supreme Court case that explores whether courts or government agencies are competent to adjudicate what is religious and what is not.
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First Five Podcast: Saving Local News

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Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of California discusses the “Saving Local News Act of 2019” (H.R. 3126). If it becomes law, the bill would make it easier for local news organizations to gain non-profit tax status and better deal with the financial challenges many face.
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We Once Went “MAD” for the Magazine — and It Was Fun and Funny

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The world is soon going to be a little bit less MAD — and the poorer for it.
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An Anything Goes Approach to Trademarks: The FUCT Clothing Line

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Lack of a trademark does not stop clothing manufacturers from using a brand name such as “FUCT,” but does deny certain benefits, such as protection from imitators.
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First Five Newsletter: July 3, 2019

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Fear’s role in news consumption, Twitter’s new feature, a recent Pew Research Center survey and more.
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Is Fear Making Us Better News Consumers?

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Americans are no longer taking everything they see on the internet at face value — and that’s a good thing for our democracy.
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First Five Newsletter: June 27, 2019

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Freedom Forum Institute releases annual State of the First Amendment Survey, the Bladensburg Peace Cross, FUCT clothing line and more.
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We Know More About the First Amendment — For the Wrong Reasons

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When our freedoms are under attack, we pay attention and push back.
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