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Migrants, pictured in September 2019, apply for asylum in the United States in a tent courtroom in Laredo, Texas. On Jan. 2, the U.S. government began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles away in Juarez, Mexico. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Lee Boyd Malvo, the 'D.C. Sniper.' The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to dismiss a pending case after the state changed a criminal sentencing law for juveniles. Virginia Department of Corrections /AP hide caption

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Attorney Cristobal Galindo, center, is accompanied by Jesus Hernandez, left, and Maria Guereca, and attorney Marion Reilly in front of the Supreme Court, in Nov. 2019. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced she has asked a judge to wipe out and seal cannabis-related convictions dating back to 1956. It's the culmination of a partnership with the nonprofit group Code for America which used computer-based algorithms to identify eligible cases. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Kody Brown, pictured in Feb. 2017, protested Utah's felony laws against polygamy. Brown and his three wives star in the TV show Sister Wives. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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A six-part documentary called Who Killed Malcom X? includes new information regarding the investigation into the assassination of the iconic black Muslim leader. AP hide caption

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The head and skin of an East African lion killed at the turn of the century by President Theodore Roosevelt decorates The Explorers Club in New York. A committee designed to advise the Department of Interior on the benefits of big-game hunting was dissolved in December after two years. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Salvadoran deportees, pictured in June 2018, listen to instructions from an immigration officer at La Chacra Immigration Center in San Salvador, El Salvador. A Human Rights Watch Report found that 138 repatriated Salvadorans have been killed since 2013. More than 70 others were beaten, sexually assaulted, extorted, tortured or went missing. Salvador Melendez/AP hide caption

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Lesotho first lady Maesaiah Thabane was reportedly charged with murder on Tuesday for alleged links to the brutal 2017 killing of the prime minister's first wife. Michele Spatari /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the aircraft returning to LAX fell onto several school campuses in southeast Los Angeles. Matt Hartman/AP hide caption

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'I Don't Believe This Is Happening': 911 Call Reveals Chaos After Delta Fuel Dump

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Gwen Ifill, one of the nation's most esteemed journalists, will be the face of the U.S. Post Office 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series. USPS via AP hide caption

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Journalist Gwen Ifill Honored With Black Heritage Forever Stamp

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