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A U.S. veteran with post-traumatic stress sits in a segregated holding pen at the Cook County Jail on June 26, 2014, after he was arrested on a narcotics charge in Chicago. The Chicago complex, with more than 10,600 inmates, is one of the country's largest single-site jails. From big cities to rural counties, the nation’s 3,300 local jails have turned into treatment centers of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for nonviolent crimes. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, is hoping the Supreme Court will rule against the Obama administration in the case over exchanges and subsidies, but the administration is using Mr. Hatch's own words to defend the law, citing an op-ed he wrote about the Affordable Care Act five years ago. (Associated Press)

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Michael Waithe, right, is congratulated by his attorney, Matthew Smalls, after being exonerated in New York on Thursday, Jan. 29. A state Supreme Court judge granted a prosecutor's motion to vacate Waithe's 1987 burglary conviction. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson says in a statement Waithe came to the U.S. seeking a better life but was instead framed for a crime he didn't commit. (Associated Press)

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At the 2014 Super Bowl, legions of law enforcement personnel, hospitality workers, high school students and airport employees were trained to watch for signs of human trafficking before the game. Members of Congress are introducing more bills to curtail the "modern-day slavery." (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has boosted friends' salaries as her state faces billions of dollars in debt, according to a nonprofit research group. (Associated Press)

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A retired commander of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. James Mattis, in testimony on Capitol Hill, pulled no punches in criticizing policies and strategies ranging from confronting Chinese bullying in Asia and pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan to sharp defense cuts and putting women into combat roles. (Associated Press)

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A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "I am Nisman" and "Justice!" near the funeral home where a wake is held for prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Seif Gadhafi, the son of the longtime Libyan dictator, was captured by the Zintan tribe and remains in solitary confinement in a Zintan prison cell. (Associated Press photographs)

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Echoes of the past: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recalled the Rwanda genocide in making her case for U.S. intervention in Libya. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Challenged by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally but she said they have no right to citizenship under the law, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 during her confirmation hearing before the committee. Lynch made her remarks in the opening moments of a hearing into her appointment as the nation's first black female attorney general. It is the first confirmation proceeding since Republicans took control of the Senate this month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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PHOENIX, AZ -Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, shown March 20, 2001, in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a must see when visiting the Phoenix area. Phoenix offers a variety of tourist amenities including hiking, golf and western history. (AP Photo/Jason Wise)

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Illustration on Argentine corruption and the death of Alberto Nisman by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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New York Knicks' Derek Fisher in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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The administration asked the federal court late Monday to dismiss the House lawsuit against President Obama, saying he is faithfully carrying out his health law and the GOP lawmakers who filed the legal challenge have no right to sue. (Associated Press)

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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that even before decriminalization took effect, police did not actively pursue many marijuana possession charges. "Officers for the last 20 years have avoided possession of marijuana arrests because they've not been prosecuted for many, many years," Chief Lanier said. (Associated Press)

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Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, left, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Holly, center and attorney Barry Pollack, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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This photo taken Jan. 21, 2014 shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., chair of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Personnel, discussing her proposed reforms for prosecuting sexual assaults in the military, during an interview with The Associated Press in her Capitol Hill office in Washington. An Associated Press investigation into the military’s handling of sexual assaults in Japan has found a pattern of random and inconsistent judgments in which most offenders are not incarcerated. Instead, commanders have ordered “nonjudicial punishments” that ranged from docked pay to a letter of reprimand. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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In this Jan. 21, 2014, photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, is interviewed by The Associated Press about her proposal to let military prosecutors rather than commanders make decisions on whether to prosecute sexual assaults in the military, in her Capitol Hill office in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the suburban Denver movie theater in 2012, and faces a possible death penalty sentence if convicted. Jury selection in the trial of Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes is proceeding, and even as an unprecedented 9,000 prospective jurors were summoned for questioning, jury duty won't be easy for those picked. Jury selection alone could last until June, and the trial could run into October. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)

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Indiana's Tyra Buss (3) goes to the basket against Maryland's Brene Moseley (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Bloomington, Ind. Maryland won 84-74. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)