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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who previously stated he was in favor of the death penalty, has been heard on an audiotape telling CNN journalists that he would consider granting "full clemency" to death row inmate Nathan Dunlap, who was convicted of multiple murders. (Associated Press)

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Carlene Carter, fourth generation member of the Carter Family, is touring behind her latest album, "Carter Girl" with a stop Thursday at the Birchmere in Alexandria. (Associated Press)

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Chicago police have seized nearly 3,400 illegal firearms so far this year. Despite Illinois' concealed carry law, police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy gives greater credit to more vigilant police work for improvements in the Windy City's violent crime statistics. (associated press)

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke took aim at Attorney General Eric Holder and Missouri Democrats on Friday, accusing them of demonizing law enforcement officers and fanning the racial flames in Ferguson. (YouTube)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Interim Fire Chief Eugene Jones at Engine 11 in Colombia Heights, Washington, D.C., Friday, August 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

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Former California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who was convicted in 2005 of accepting $2.4 million in bribes, served nearly seven years in prison before his release in 2013. (Associated Press)

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Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland served a year in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2004 to a corruption-related charge. (Associated Press)

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Former Rep. James Traficant of Ohio was convicted in 2002 of accepting bribes from businessmen and taking kickbacks from staff members. He served seven years before his release in 2009. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan served nearly six years for a 2006 conviction of racketeering, conspiracy, tax fraud and making false statements to the FBI. (Associated Press)