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NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 7: Sen. Robert 'Bob' Menendez is accused of accepting bribes from campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Declares A Mistrial In Sen. Robert Menendez Corruption Trial

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President Trump, shown speaking to reporters at the White House, has called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act a "ridiculous" law. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh last month. "We are returning to what we were before — a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world," he said at the economic forum. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defense attorneys say the prosecution has presented a twisted picture of the friendship between Sen. Robert Menendez and a Florida eye doctor. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (center) waves to his Pakistan Muslim League supporters during a party general council meeting in Islamabad this month. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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Luo Changping, left, and Deng Fei. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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China's Few Investigative Journalists Face Increasing Challenges

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Javier Duarte, the former governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, sits handcuffed following his arrest in Panajache, Guatemala, on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roman Nasirov (left, in orange), the suspended head of Ukraine's tax service, lies inside the defendant's cage during his court hearing in Kiev on March 5. He was first detained in a hospital, claiming illness. Nasirov is accused in an embezzlement scheme amounting to more than $70 million. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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In Ukraine, Some Signs Of Progress In Uphill Battle Against Corruption

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President Donald Trump signs a bill repealing a rule passed last July that required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to overseas governments. The rule was meant to promote transparency. Critics of the repeal argue it served as an important national security tool since corruption often leads to violence, instability and terrorism. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (from left), Jose Ugaz of Transparency International, Daria Kaleniuk of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg participate in a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London in May 2016. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

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Phoolan Devi, popularly known as the "Bandit Queen," received garlands in New Delhi in 1996 after she was elected to parliament. She spent 11 years in jail on charges of murder and banditry, and was released in 1994. She was assassinated in 2001. John Moore/Associated Press hide caption

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In a live TV program, John Macharia tells the Kenyan president that traffic police in Nairobi expect bribes from matatu drivers. iNooroTV/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Kenyan Bus Driver Speaks Out Against Everyday Corruption On Live TV

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