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Nashville General Hospital decided a few years ago that the payoff from suing poor patients over medical bills isn't worth the cost of litigation. But until very recently, the separate company that runs the emergency department for the public hospital and others around the U.S. was continuing to haul patients who couldn't pay into court. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home in 2012. On Tuesday, Trump commuted the 14-year sentence of Blagojevich, who has been serving a prison term after being convicted on corruption charges. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Faced with hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces Hundreds Of Sex-Abuse Claims

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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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A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that blocked work requirements in Arkansas and in Kentucky, which has since rescinded them. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is seen testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A pro-democracy protestor holds a placard ahead of a meeting between the Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourova, and the First President of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 28 in Warsaw. European Commission officials were in Poland for talks regarding controversial judicial reforms. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption

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Poland's Overhaul Of Its Courts Leads To Confrontation With European Union

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Attorney General William Barr, pictured during a news conference on Monday, tells ABC News that President Trump should stop his commentary about ongoing Justice Department cases. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Sudan says it is settling a lawsuit filed by victims and families of people killed aboard the USS Cole in a 2000 terrorist attack. The destroyer is seen here in Norfolk, Va., in 2016. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach/U.S. Navy / Reuters hide caption

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Demonstrators and spectators gather around the toppled Confederate statue known as Silent Sam in August 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. A judge has overturned a settlement that the UNC System made with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Julia Wall/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General William Barr arrives to hear President Trump deliver the State of the Union address in the House chamber on Feb. 4. The House Judiciary Committee has called for Barr to testify on March 31 about potential interference by Trump. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, during the defense portion of his rape trial. Six women took the stand to say they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein — then Weinstein's legal team got the opportunity to have its say. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images 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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