Ireland-based Intrade lets users bet money on all manner of predictions — like if a particular film will win an Oscar. The site is ceasing operations in the U.S. NPR/Intrade screen grab 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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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves at soldiers at a military base in Ismailia, Egypt, in October. Morsi's recent decrees have angered judges who are planning to strike. AP/Egyptian Presidency 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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