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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stand with Philadelphia Police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth during President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington.  The former Philadelphia police officer who was hailed as a hero will stand trial on charges he raped two prostitutes at gunpoint. The November trial comes after the 28-year-old DeCoatsworth withdrew a plea to reduced charges Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stand with Philadelphia Police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth during President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington. The former Philadelphia police officer who was hailed as a hero will stand trial on charges he raped two prostitutes at gunpoint. The November trial comes after the 28-year-old DeCoatsworth withdrew a plea to reduced charges Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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