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The U.S. holds more prisoners in solitary confinement than any other democratic country, according to critics of the treatment. Here, an immigrant detainee makes a call from his "segregation cell" at a detention facility in Adelanto, Calif., last November. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

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Soldiers march during a graduation ceremony for recruits of the Libyan army in Tripoli, the capital, on Jan. 16. The military, gutted by years under Moammar Gadhafi and by NATO attacks, faces multiple challenges as it tries to rebuild. Ismail Zitouny/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels

Outmanned And Outgunned, Libya Struggles To Fix Its Broken Army

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Chicago is the heroin hub for the Midwest, with cartels often using stash houses in quiet, residential neighborhoods like this one on the city's Southwest Side. Bill Healy/WBEZ hide caption

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Mexican Drug Lord's Reach Stretches To Chicago StreetsWBEZ

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Not all energy producers find fault with the EPA's rules. Calpine, which helped build the Delta Energy Center in Pittsburg, Calif., says the permitting regulations aren't overly cumbersome. JAKUB MOSUR/AP hide caption

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Science

Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court

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North Carolina's Dan River was polluted with toxic coal ash that leaked from a coal plant earlier this month. The spill is under investigation. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Environment

Toxic Leak Taints North Carolina Coal Plants, And RegulatorsWFAE

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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations President Richard Trumka addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at Los Angeles Convention Center in Sept. 2013. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Politics

AFL-CIO's Trumka: Keep VW Union Vote In Perspective

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A map of Detroit is spread on a table; on laptops, workers see the same map, overlaid with a grid of the city and blue dots representing surveyors in the field. Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo hide caption

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Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad BuildingsWDET Detroit

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