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More than 5,000 workers assemble luxury SUVs and EV batteries for Mercedes-Benz in Alabama. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mercedes workers vote no to union. UAW says they were illegally intimidated

More than 5,000 Mercedes-Benz workers who build luxury SUVs in Alabama were eligible to vote on whether to join the UAW. Workers faced intense anti-union messaging from Mercedes in the run-up.

Jeffery Christian, right, speaks at a press conference in Chicago, on May 7. Christian and dozens of others claim they were sexually abused as children while incarcerated at Illinois juvenile detention centers, as part of a lawsuit recounting decades of allegations of systemic child abuse. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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Youth detention facilities face increased scrutiny amid a wave of abuse lawsuits

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More than 5,000 workers assemble luxury SUVs and EV batteries for Mercedes-Benz in Alabama. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mercedes workers vote no to union. UAW says they were illegally intimidated

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