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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Let's start by saying Jeannie Groat may have overreacted. Angry that her daughter was eliminated from a 4H competition, the upstate NY woman protested using the F-word. But according to the Walton Reporter, she was charged with disorderly conduct and sentenced to 15 days in jail. Even prosecutors say they did not ask for such a harsh penalty. Another judge blocked the jail time, but we can imagine what Ms. Groat said when she first heard of it. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
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