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Joe Jiang (left) and Simon Tam of The Slants are in a legal battle at the Supreme Court over their band's name. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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In Battle Over Band Name, Supreme Court Considers Free Speech And Trademarks

The Patent and Trademark Office denied registration to an Asian-American rock band named The Slants; the musicians say they want to re-appropriate the term. The case hits the high court on Wednesday.

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In Battle Over Band Name, Supreme Court Considers Free Speech And Trademarks

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From the Heart The Slants
Great Round Burn Kaki King
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Whole Heart Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad greets Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in April 2013. The two first met in 1985, during a visit by Xi to Iowa. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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An 'Old Friend Of China' Prepares To Bridge Differences At A Fraught Time

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Nix Dawn of Midi
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Lean On DJ Snake, Major Lazer et. al.
So Much for So Little Kaki King
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Quelqu'un M'A Dit Carla Bruni

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other law enforcement officials taking part in security preparations for Inauguration Day hold a briefing on Friday. Authorities have planned for many contingencies, Johnson says. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Security Will Be Massive At Trump's Inauguration

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Inverted Mean Ronald Jenkees
Disorganized Fun Ronald Jenkees
A Walk Tycho
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Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has said that the Affordable Care Act interferes with physicians' medical decisions. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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5 Things To Listen For At The Hearing With Trump's HHS Nominee

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Snowflake Peter Broderick
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Don't Let Me Down The Chainsmokers & Daya
Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown Portico Quartet
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Aïcha (Anthony Keyrouz Remix) Cheb Khaled

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., meets Jan. 6 with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt (right) on Capitol Hill. Pruitt's confirmation hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Zach Gibson/AP hide caption

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EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency

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Sixteen RAC
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Everything is Moving, But Not the Sky Need a Name

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