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Rep.-elect Julian Bond, center, who was refused a seat in the Georgia House, looks through his desk as two of his Fulton County colleagues, Reps. Jack Etheridge, left, and Charlie Brown raise their hands for the oath of office in Atlanta, Jan. 10, 1966. Associated Press hide caption

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Some state lawmakers say Tennessee expulsions highlight growing tensions

Fights over "decorum" in state legislatures are nothing new, but they look different now that Republicans and Democrats have become more splintered and focus has narrowed on state politics.

Rep.-elect Julian Bond, center, who was refused a seat in the Georgia House, looks through his desk as two of his Fulton County colleagues, Reps. Jack Etheridge, left, and Charlie Brown raise their hands for the oath of office in Atlanta, Jan. 10, 1966. Associated Press hide caption

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Some state lawmakers say Tennessee expulsions highlight growing tensions

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Christopher Olivarez, 15, helps students build model bottle rockets in Patrice Bravo's STEM lab at Nora Forester Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas. Kaylee Greenlee Beal for NPR hide caption

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As teacher shortages loom, one district grows future educators in high school

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Rep. Zooey Zephyr speaking on the House floor in Helena, Mont., on April 26, 2023 shortly before Republicans voted to formally punish Zephyr by barring her from attending or speaking during House session. Shaylee Ragar/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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Montana House votes to formally punish transgender lawmaker, Rep. Zooey Zephyr

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Montana House votes to formally punish transgender lawmaker, Rep. Zooey Zephyr

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