Correctional Officer Lt. Christopher Acosta turns on a television in a cell in the Secure Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif., on Aug. 17. State prison officials allowed the media to tour Pelican Bay's SHU, where inmates are isolated. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators hold up a sign during a rally in front of the State Building in San Francisco on July 1 to support prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. Inmates in an isolation unit at the prison went on a hunger strike to protest conditions they describe as inhumane. The hunger strike later spread to other facilities. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Young female soccer players in the U.S. are ready for some new idols, like defender Rachel Buehler and forward Abby Wambach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images hide caption

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Scott Wippert, attorney for murder defendant Brandon McInerney, speaks to media outside a California court. McInerney, 17, is being tried as an adult for the February 2008 slaying of 15-year-old Larry King. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes in Burlington, N.D., on Monday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Businesses are surrounded by floodwater as the Souris River crests Sunday in Minot, N.D. The river surpassed its 1881 record level of 1,558 feet above sea level, flooding an estimated 4,000 homes in Minot. Scott Olson /Getty Images hide caption

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A wheat field is inundated with floodwater near Vicksburg, Miss. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest at a record level Thursday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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