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Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro (right) is leading his country's corruption probe of state-run oil company Petrobras. Two Brazilian companies have agreed to more than $3.5 billion in fines for violating U.S. bribery laws in their dealings with Petrobras. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Prisoners stand in a crowded lunch line at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala., on June 18, 2015. A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama's prisons. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Alabama's Prison System Goes On Trial

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The prison yard at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., is seen during a visit by President Obama in July. Obama has advocated for prison reform during his time in office. Thousands of inmates are being released as the result of some changes in federal sentencing guidelines. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

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A TSA agent checks a bag at a security checkpoint area at Midway International Airport last month. The new federal government guidelines on racial and religious profiling won't apply to the TSA. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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