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The family of Nicholas Sandmann, 16, is suing The Washington Post, accusing the newspaper of targeting the Covington Catholic High School student for political purposes. Sandmann is seen here along with Native American activist Nathan Phillips on Jan. 18. Kaya Taitano/Social Media via Reuters hide caption

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Nick Sandmann, a Covington Catholic High School student, stands before Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial in January. An independent report found the students did not instigate the confrontation. Kaya Taitano/Social Media via Reuters hide caption

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Covington Catholic (Ky.) High School student Nick Sandmann, seen here standing before Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial, says he has received death threats after video of their encounter went viral. Kaya Taitano/Social Media via Reuters hide caption

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Differing Narratives After Standoff Between Native American Man, High School Student

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A student wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat stands in front of a Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington on Friday. Young men and women surrounded Nathan Phillips, and a video of the incident has drawn outrage. AP hide caption

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