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This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Russell Bucklew. The Missouri Supreme Court has set a March execution date for Bucklew, a convicted killer who narrowly escaped execution three years ago because of a rare medical condition that created the risk of suffering during the execution process. Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection March 20 for killing a man in 1996. Bucklew was moments away from execution in May 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)
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In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. A federal judge Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. San Francisco and Santa Clara County had filed lawsuits. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
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This Nov. 18, 2011 file photo shows the Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem, Ore. An Oregon woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on a drug conspiracy charge after her inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss at the Oregon State Penitentiary after a prison visit in 2016. (Danielle Peterson/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
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In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, two women embrace outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire in Corning, Calif. Sheriff's deputies responded 21 times in the last year to calls involving a California man who had been feuding with his neighbors before he committed a shooting rampage last week, killing five people and wounding at least eight others. . (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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Man freed after 19 years for murder sues Baltimore police - Baltimore Sun
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This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
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In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Attorneys were beginning their final arguments Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in the trial of Zarate, accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. The trial resumed Monday morning with instructions to the jury reminding them not to read newspapers or view social media while they are considering the case. (Paul Chinn /San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
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In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Buzzfeed, a news website, is reporting that Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. Calls to Conyers and his office seeking comment were not immediately returned Monday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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This July 20, 2017 photo released by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Iowa City, Iowa, shows Curtis Cortez Jones, Police said Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that Jones is charged in the April death of 34-year-old Jonathan Wieseler, who was shot during a robbery at his Iowa City office. Jones has been in custody awaiting trial in the death of 46-year-old Ricky Lillie, who police say was robbed and shot after giving Jones a ride in June.(Johnson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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South Carolina Corrections Director Bryan Stirling, left, and Gov. Henry McMaster stand outside the state's death row at Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, S.C. Stirling and McMaster announced Monday the state doesn't have the drugs it needs for lethal injection and can't carry out an execution scheduled for December 1. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
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This May 19, 2017 file image made from video provided by Hawaii News Now shows Anil Uskanli in the back of a sheriff's car as he is driven away from the plane after being detained. Uskanli who disrupted a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu won't receive additional jail time and must pay American Airlines more than $8,500. Uskanli was sentenced Monday, Nov. 20, to the six months that he has spent locked up. (Hawaii News Now via AP, File)
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Chicago cop pleads not guilty to civil rights charges stemming from shooting - Chicago Tribune
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, debris litters a concert festival grounds after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Legal action stemming from the mass shooting at the concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday, Nov. 15, on behalf of 14 concertgoers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. A federal judge Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. San Francisco and Santa Clara County had filed lawsuits. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
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In this June 16, 2015 file photo, workers remove part of a balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, Calif. Relatives of six college students who died when the balcony collapsed, have reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, a neurologist charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic. Cruciani is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on misdemeanor charges that include indecent assault. (Philadelphia Police Department/NJ Advance Media via AP)
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