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A Baton Rouge police officer kneels at the casket of Cpl. Montrell Jackson, one of three officers ambushed and killed by a gunman July 17, 2016. Patrick Dennis/AP hide caption

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Protesters gather outside the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on June 16, 2017, after St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was cleared in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. Steve Karnowski/AP hide caption

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Cop Shooting Death Cases Raise Question: When Is Fear Reasonable?

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Opioids As The New Big Tobacco

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According to police, Venus Williams ran a red light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV on June 9, causing a crash that fatally injured a passenger in the other car. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu in March. His office has asked a federal court to review the Trump administration's definition of close family, in the context of the travel ban. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption

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A poll worker hands out a Las Vegas Strip-themed "I Voted" sticker after taking back her voter activation card on Nov. 8, 2016, in Nevada. A White House panel that is looking into voter fraud allegations wants names, addresses, birthdates, party affiliation and elections voted in since 2006 for every registered voter in the country. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Refugee Groups Consider Legal Options To Challenge Travel Ban

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White House Outlines Plans To Roll Back Refugee Resettlement Program

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White House Puts More Pressure On Sanctuary Cities To Comply With Immigration Law

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Prosecutors Face Challenges Convicting Police Officers Involved In Shootings

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Refugee Advocates Prepare For New Challenges Under Travel Ban

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