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U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke to a room of more than 200 Notre Dame law school students and faculty about religious liberty on Friday. He expressed opposition to the rise of secular culture while avoiding any talk of the impeachment inquiry surrounding the president.

Attorney General Barr presented his views on the constitutional rights to religious freedom and bemoaned increasing secularism in society and government. He says religious rights are especially in danger when states impose secular laws on religious education. 

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A large crowd of activists gathered near Notre Dame Friday evening to protest while U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at a private event at the university. 

Protestors stood in the rain outside Notre Dame’s gates holding signs which read ‘no one is above the law’ and ‘disbar Barr.’ They blew whistles to voice their unhappiness in the way Barr handled a whistleblower complaint which prompted an impeachment inquiry.

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In spite of Friday afternoon's rain, some protestors still turned out for what they call a "Whistle for Whistleblowers' protest against U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Barr is speaking Friday at the Notre Dame Law School. 

More than 200 people are attending Barr's talk with another two overflow rooms watching on a live feed. Barr's talk is not open to the public. Media are covering it. But media will be ushered out of the room when students ask questions of Barr. 

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Students and activists are planning a protest in response to U-S Attorney General William Barr speaking at a private event at Notre Dame Law School on Friday.

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South Bend, Mishawaka, and St. Joseph County officials discussed a proposal Thursday night to fund the county’s 911 Dispatch Center by pulling money from other agencies, like local libraries, public transit and the South Bend Airport. 

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About 30 people gathered in Michigan City’s Pullman Park Thursday night to protest a proposal by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company. 

NIPSCO plans to cut electric bill rates for it’s five large industrial customers and raise costs for residential consumers.

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Northern Indiana utility customers are holding a rally Thursday night to oppose NIPSCO’s plans to raise their rates while allowing industrial customers to access lower market prices. The utility says the increase will help it transition away from coal and toward renewable energy and natural gas. 

Jacarra Williams is the senior pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Michigan City, which helps some residents pay their electric bills. He says he’s glad NIPSCO is going to more wind and solar, but some members of the community are struggling to make ends meet.

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Hundreds of thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Puerto Rico’s capital yesterday to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello. A group of passionate South Bend residents held a rally in solidarity with them.

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Protesters are gathering in the capital of Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after crude messages between him and other officials were published in the media. Some South Bend residents are also gathering this evening to show solidarity.

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Several dozen protesters gathered outside of U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)’s office in Indianapolis Tuesday to protest the conditions in migrant detention camps. It’s part of a larger nationwide demonstration.

Protesters left comments at the senator's office opposing the camps and asked him to stop family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. They say they were told by office staff that Young was not in Indiana.

Cindy Cervantes-Closser brought her daughter Elena to the protest.

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Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

During the rally opposing the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance clinic, Attorney General Curtis Hill told a crowded church that he opposes abortion, but would remain objective. Hill recently appealed a federal court order that the state clear a path for the clinic to open, despite not being awarded a permit.

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