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FILE - In this July 25, 2007, file photo, pedestrians stroll through downtown Middleborough, Mass. Officials, fed up with public swearing, are scheduled to vote at a town meeting Monday night, June 11, 2012, on whether to impose a $20 fine for public swearing. The measure could raise questions about First Amendment rights, but state law does allow towns to enforce local laws that give police the power to arrest anyone who "addresses another person with profane or obscene language" in a public place. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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