Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Farmington, Pa., in June. Ann Wilkins/AP hide caption

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., have opposing views about a report detailing CIA detention and interrogation practices. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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White House spokesman Jay Carney briefs reporters Thursday at the White House. "This administration does not believe the 14th Amendment gives the president the power to ignore the debt ceiling — period," he said. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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A new report says federal prison officials rarely grant "compassionate release," even for the most gravely ill inmates. hide caption

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after a pretrial hearing in June. Manning is charged with aiding the enemy by giving hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A worker inspects a marijuana plant at a grow house in Denver on Nov. 8. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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