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Dharun Ravi appears in Middlesex County Superior Court, in New Brunswick, N.J. He pleaded guilty to the attempted invasion of privacy of his Rutgers roommate, Tyler Clementi, who killed himself in 2010. Patti Sapone/AP hide caption

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Defendant Shawna Cox speaks outside federal court in Portland, Ore., on Thursday after she and six others were acquitted of charges related to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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A photo of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol near the Mexico-U.S border, rests on a church altar during a memorial mass in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether his family can file a civil lawsuit in U.S. courts. Valeria Fernandez/AP hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., are pictured in Washington last year. Sanders and Cummings are demanding information from a drug company that repeatedly has raised prices on a leukemia drug. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a U.S. Senate Democratic candidate, has launched in investigation into allegations that Wells Fargo & Co. committed criminal identity theft when employees opened millions of accounts without customer consent. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Crews work to stop a gas leak at a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility in Los Angeles in December 2015. A federal interagency task force has released dozens of pipeline safety recommendations to prevent another leak. Dean Musgrove/AP hide caption

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Retired Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington on Monday. Cartwright pleaded guilty to a single count of making false statements to federal investigators seeking the source of a leak of classified information. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Children riding an elephant at investigations at the Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia. TripAdvisor says it will no longer sell tickets to attractions where tourists come into contact with wild animals or endangered species. Michelle Riley/The Humane Society of the United States via AP Images hide caption

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a 2013 news conference in Phoenix. Arpaio faces contempt-of-court charges in a racial-profiling case. A federal judge found that Arpaio and his deputies continued conducting immigration patrols after a court ordered them to stop. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Samsung says it is discontinuing production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after reports that its batteries overheat and catch fire. The U.S. government recommends powering down and not using the device even if it is a replacement phone. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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