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Chase Culpepper, 17, was told by DMV officials that she was not allowed to wear makeup in her license photo. The transgender teen sued the federal government for sex discrimination and violating her free speech rights. Courtesy of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund hide caption

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Cellphones were used to record a 2012 confrontation between protesters and police in Springfield, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?

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Morgan Tuck of the Connecticut Huskies shoots against Shatori Walker-Kimbrough of the Maryland Terrapins during the NCAA women's Final Four in Tampa, Fla. Mike Carlson/Getty Images hide caption

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Louis Jordan (right), walks from the Coast Guard helicopter to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., after being found off the North Carolina coast, on Thursday. His family says he sailed out of a marina in Conway, S.C., on Jan. 23, and hadn't been heard from since. Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot/AP hide caption

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Tybee Island, Ga., site of an annual sand arts festival, is a popular tourist destination. Local officials worry about a federal proposal to open areas off the coast to oil and gas development. Stephen Morton/Savannah College of Art and Design/AP hide caption

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

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Five members of the Friendship Nine — Willie Thomas Massey (from left), Willie McCleod, James Wells, Clarence Graham and David Williamson Jr. — sit at the counter of the Five & Dine restaurant in Rock Hill, S.C., on Dec. 17. A judge in South Carolina has thrown out the convictions of the nine black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter in 1961. Jason Miczek/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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George Stinney Jr. appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. A South Carolina judge vacated the conviction of the 14-year-old, who was executed in 1944, saying he didn't receive a fair trial. Landov hide caption

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S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

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Colleen Condon, left, and her partner Nichols Bleckley appear at a news conference in Charleston, S.C., in October, shortly after filing a federal lawsuit seeking the right to marry in South Carolina. A federal judge has ruled in their favor. Bruce Smith/AP hide caption

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John Harris makes a weld for a test during a welding class at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, S.C., on Oct. 22. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

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Multiple crews work to restore power after a winter storm on Thursday that brought down lines in Fairburn, Ga. Friday night's small quake was the latest event to rattle nerves in the region. John Amis/AP hide caption

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This image provided by the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center shows Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, who is charged with murder in the death of university student Brandon Robinson. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford debate for the South Carolina 1st Congresional special election in Charleston, S.C., on Monday. Randall Hill/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina voices his opposition to President Obama's choice of former Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska as secretary of defense, on Capitol Hill last week. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Decisions Could Put Lindsey Graham's Seat At Risk

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Mark Sanford, seen at the GOP convention last summer in Tampa, Fla., saw his career as South Carolina's governor implode in 2009 when he admitted to an extramarital affair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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