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  Chief declares newspaper free from tribal government control
  Osage News nearly had funding withdrawn by tribal congress after it printed story last year that was critical of some members.     05.12.09
 
  U.S. journalist freed by Iran
  Country's judicial spokesman said Roxana Saberi's jail term was reduced to suspended sentence, she was free to leave country.     05.11.09
 
  Iowa prison guard fired over bumper sticker gets jobless benefits
  Judge found officials treated Derek White differently than other workers who also displayed disparaging sticker.     05.11.09
 
  Author, experts examine legacy of school-prayer ruling
  By Lance Conzett First Amendment Center hosts 'Godless Public Schools — Fact or Fiction?' program to discuss 1963 opinion, religious freedom. (See video of program)     05.11.09
 
  Wash. city officials accused of using e-mail to skirt meetings law
  Yakima Herald-Republic says messages it obtained show that several councilors worked together outside public eye to agree to change city's budget policy.     05.11.09
 
  Ky. agency: White separatists can 'Adopt-A-Highway'
  National Alliance coordinator said state's initial response to cancel contract was knee-jerk reaction to bad publicity.     05.10.09
 
  Okla. student board accuses regents of censorship
  In letter to chancellor of higher education, members of student advisory panel say regents' staff altered their work, violated state's Open Meeting Act.     05.09.09
 
  Divided 6th Circuit panel sides with UAW in dispute over dues
  Jeffrey Reed claimed union failed to reasonably accommodate his religious objections to assisting the organization.     05.08.09
 
  Okla. House OKs adding commandments monument to Capitol
  On National Day of Prayer, lawmakers endorse measure 83-2, sending it to Senate for final passage.     05.08.09
 
  N.M. appeals court: City manager applications should be public
  Siding with Farmington newspaper, open-government group, judges say 'public's interest in disclosure outweighs the city's concern that fewer people will apply.'     05.08.09
 
  Senate hears dim forecast for newspapers' future
  Layoffs, closings and cutbacks have turned nation's newspapers into 'endangered species' as readers and advertisers rush to Web sites, says John Kerry, subcommittee chairman.     05.07.09
 
  Tenn. school can't bar religious phrases from student posters
  Federal judge issues ruling less than a year after finding same school district illegally promoted religion.     05.07.09
 
  Obama defends, curtails National Day of Prayer
  President has scaled back today's White House celebration while at the same time administration has asked for dismissal of lawsuit challenging day.     05.07.09
 
 

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