Cruz in his high school yearbook; he was president of the drama club. Second Baptist High School hide caption

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A man holds an American and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Carlos McKnight waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., is located in a remote corner of the Adirondack Mountains. For years, it's been dogged with allegations of violence and corruption among its officers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama has proposed a rule requiring requiring overtime pay for more workers. The plan has drawn fire from many employers. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court gave a reprieve to Texas clinics that provide abortion services. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Filmmaker Christopher Lee attends a 1999 film festival. Elizabeth Sheldon/Courtesy of Elizabeth Sheldon hide caption

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In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that under the majority's reasoning it would not matter if the prisoner was being "drawn and quartered, slowly tortured to death, or actually burned at the stake," as long as there was no more humane method of execution available. Justice Antonin Scalia orally rebutted Justice Stephen Breyer's dissent, calling it "gobbledygook." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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