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Tibetans cheer on a Tibetan team at a soccer tournament in London. Fans say they were pleased and surprised that the tournament organizers didn't succumb to pressure from potential sponsors and dump the Tibetan team to avoid angering the Chinese government. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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How The Chinese Government Works To Censor Debate In Western Democracies

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Former CIA Director John Brennan in 2017. A group of top former officials who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations called the revocation of Brennan's security clearance "unprecedented." Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court, on April 23, 2018. There's less than a month left in the Court's term and many of the most controversial and contentious cases will be decided in the coming weeks. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Olutosin Oduwole at his home in New Jersey in 2016. Shankar Vedantam /NPR hide caption

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Rap on Trial: How An Aspiring Musician's Words Led To Prison Time

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On Tuesday, California State University, Fresno, announced that no disciplinary action would be taken against Randa Jarrar, pictured last year, over her controversial tweets about Barbara Bush. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator. David McNew /AFP/Getty Images David McNew/ AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Weight of Our Words

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Anti-abortion-rights demonstrators stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014 after oral arguments over buffer zones around abortion clinics. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amos Yee, a blogger who fled Singapore, spoke to reporters outside of the U.S. immigration field office in Chicago on Tuesday after being released from federal custody. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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After days of uncertainty, an event at the University of California, Berkeley, touted as "Free Speech Week" by organizers — including far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos — has been canceled. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Study Looks At How People Think About Free Speech

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about campus sexual assault and enforcement of Title IX on Thursday at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. "One rape is one too many ... one person denied due process is one too many," she said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How President Trump's Rhetoric Is Changing The Way Americans Talk

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Phoenix police move protesters away after using tear gas outside the Phoenix Convention Center, where President Trump hosted a rally, earlier this week. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Police Struggle To Balance Public Safety With Free Speech During Protests

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In December, a Texas A&M student signs a message board ahead of an "Aggies United" event in response to a speech by white separatist Richard Spencer. Spencer was scheduled to return to the school for a "White Lives Matter" rally on Sept. 11. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks at a news conference in Portland on Saturday, after a man fatally stabbed two men Friday on a light-rail train when they apparently tried to stop him from yelling anti-Muslim slurs at two young women. Wheeler has since called for two planned demonstrations in Portland to be called off. Gillian Flaccus/AP hide caption

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Vice Media co-founder and conservative speaker Gavin McInnes reads a speech written by Ann Coulter to a crowd during a conservative rally in Berkeley, Calif., on April 27. Coulter canceled a planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley, saying she had lost the backing of the groups that had sponsored her talk. Josh Edelson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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States Consider Legislation To Protect Free Speech On Campus

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A right wing activist holds a sign during a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on April 27, 2017 in Berkeley, California. Protestors are gathering in Berkeley to protest the cancellation of a speech by American conservative political commentator Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2012 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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