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Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., an­nounced the fed­eral Gov­ern­ment Pub­lish­ing Of­fice has de­cided to re­fer for­mally to In­di­ana res­i­dents as Hoosiers in all fed­eral doc­u­ments.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the House speaker, joined the de­bate over a stu­dent’s paint­ing of po­lice-com­mu­nity re­la­tions in Fer­gu­son, Mo., telling ra­dio’s The Mike Gal­lagher Show that the piece that has hung in a tun­nel that leads to the Capi­tol build­ing is “dis­gust­ing” and should be re­moved.

Bar­bara Mikul­ski, 80, the for­mer se­na­tor from Mary­land and the long­est-serv­ing woman in the his­tory of Congress, will join the fac­ulty at Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity in Bal­ti­more as a pro­fes­sor of pub­lic pol­icy, ac­cord­ing to the uni­ver­sity.

Daliyah Marie Arana, a 4-year-old who has read more than 1,000 books on her own and has man­aged to read some col­lege-level texts, served as “li­brar­ian for the day” at the Li­brary of Congress, spend­ing the day with Carla Hay­den, the 14th li­brar­ian of Congress.

Alois Moser, a Ro­man Catholic cleric in Saalfelden, Aus­tria, said the church is look­ing for “a per­son at peace with him­self” to live in a 350-year-old, re­mote her­mitage and greet vis­it­ing pil­grims, but ad­vised that the po­si­tion is un­paid and a se­cond job is ad­vis­able.

Sushma Swaraj, In­dia’s ex­ter­nal-af­fairs min­is­ter, de­manded an apol­ogy from Ama­zon.com Inc. for “in­sult­ing our na­tional flag” by sell­ing doormats depict­ing the ban­ner, and threat­ened to deny visas to any Ama­zon em­ployee if an apol­ogy is not made.

Joseph Ca­puto, 24, of Stam­ford, Conn., who pleaded guilty to en­ter­ing or re­main­ing in a re­stricted build­ing or grounds af­ter he draped him­self in the U.S. flag and jumped over the White House fence on Thanks­giv­ing Day 2015, was sen­tenced to three years of pro­ba­tion.

Bry­ton Mel­lott, 22, of Ur­bana, Ill., who was ar­rested af­ter post­ing on­line pic­tures of him­self burn­ing an Amer­i­can flag, has filed a fed­eral law­suit chal­leng­ing the Illi­nois’ flag des­e­cra­tion law, cit­ing the U.S. Supreme Court’s rul­ings that have des­ig­nated the act as pro­tected free speech.

James Ber­lin, po­lice chief for Ro­seville, Mich., de­fended the of­fi­cers who have is­sued fines to mo­torists who have left their cars run­ning unat­tended in their drive­ways on chilly morn­ings, say­ing it’s a public­safety is­sue be­cause thieves could have eas­ily taken the cars.

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