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CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during Republican National Convention next month, according to court documents Friday.

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During a speech on Irish-American heritage and immigration in Dublin on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden warned against nationalist and xenophobic rhetoric from politicians in Europe and the United States.

He noted that there has been unrest over issues like immigration, the economy, and terrorism, but said that blaming immigrants is not the appropriate response.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) was sued in November for playing Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" at a rally, and now the former presidential candidate wants to set up a legal defense fund to help pay for the settlement of lawsuit.

Rude Music, a record company run by Survivor member Frank M. Sullivan III, sued Huckabee for copyright infringement after the Republican played the song at a rally supporting Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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In a new television ad that began airing Thursday in Ohio, the Senate Majority PAC targets vulnerable Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on his past support for Social Security privatization.

The ad titled "Cicadas" from the Democratic group notes that Portman once supported privatizing Social Security. The ad's narrator says that as cicadas return to Ohio every 17 years, the senator periodically “returns to Ohio and tries to rewrite his record in Washington.”

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