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Rosa Soto Alvarez, of Tucson,, holds a flag of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe as she and other Native Americans stand outside the federal appeals court in New Orleans Jan. 22, 2020. Parts of a federal law giving Native American families preference in the adoption of Native American children were effectively struck down April 6, 2021 by a sharply divided federal appeals court, a defeat for Tribal leaders who said the 1978 law was important to protecting their families and culture. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

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