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Yuliana Rocha Zamarripa's workers' comp claim for a serious knee injury at work prompted her arrest. The mother of three spent the next year cycling through county and immigration jails. Scott McIntyre for ProPublica hide caption

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Overdoses from heroin and other opioids have led six states to declare public health emergencies. Marianne Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

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A new Florida state law allows parents, and any residents, to challenge the use of textbooks and instructional materials they find objectionable via an independent hearing. Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images hide caption

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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

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Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year's Rates In Limbo

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In March, State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she wouldn't seek the death penalty in murder cases. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its last Zika travel advisory for Miami-Dade County last week, residents and visitors to Miami's popular South Beach neighborhood were relieved. Still, doctors say, pregnant women should continue to take extra precautions. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A groundskeeper at Pinecrest Gardens sprays pesticide to kill mosquitoes in Miami-Dade County, Fla., in 2016. Gaston De Cardenas/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Rep. Corrine Brown — seen talking with the press in Tallahassee, Fla., in 2015 — was convicted Thursday of more than a dozen charges in her federal fraud trial. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pictured right, announced Sunday that she'll retire from Congress at the end of her term next year. In this 2016 photo, Ros-Lehtinen, puts heart glasses on a dog at the ASPCA's Paws for Love Valentine's Day pet adoption event at the Capitol. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Luis Gonzalez, John Broughton's grandfather, says that as John got older, he saw his grandson consumed by the violence that surrounded him. Lena Jackson/WLRN/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Tracing Gun Violence Through 3 Generations Of A Family

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Officer Jonathan Aledda, shown in 2014, faces charges of attempted manslaughter for having shot and wounded therapist Charles Kinsey in July 2016 in North Miami, Fla. North Miami Police Department via AP hide caption

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