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Civility in Public Discourse

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A couple sits on a bench with their signs after a rally.

An annual "Civility in America" survey found a record-high number of respondents who cited incivility as a major issue in America. Experts say that politicians can take the lead to change that. In June after a man opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team at practice in Alexandria, Virginia, many members of Congress made a pledge of civility. Coming up, the rise of incivility in America and how to turn it around. 

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The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm to launch NCID's four-state initiative on civil discourse.