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Mavis Staples talks to a reporter during an interview in her apartment on the south side of Chicago in April 2007. Staples has recorded a new album of "freedom songs," drawing on her personal experience in the civil rights movement and with Martin Luther King, Jr. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
A 26-year-old Akron man is accused of trying to get into the Summit County Courthouse and the county jail several times while carrying a firearm and accompanied by children in handcuffs, authorities said.