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In this Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles firefighters battle a fire at the Da Vinci apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, Dawud Abdulwali pleaded no contest Monday, April 24, 2017, to a charge of arson of a structure, and he was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison. Abdulwali said he set the fire because he was angry about the August 2014 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. No one was hurt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

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Cops: Grand jury to review cop’s fatal shooting of armed man

Bailey Logue, center, daughter of Cliven Bundy, embraces others after a partial verdict outside of the federal courthouse, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Las Vegas. A jury found two men guilty of federal charges Monday in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014. Jurors said they were deadlocked on charges against four other men, and the judge told them to keep deliberating. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case

This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. The two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday, April 24, 2017, in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
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Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

In this April 24, 2017 photo, former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm poses for a photo inside his home in Denver. Before he served as governor for three terms, Lamm served in the state Legislature, where he sponsored a groundbreaking bill signed into law 50 years ago April 25, 1967 by a Republican governor that significantly loosened 1960s restrictions on legal abortions. That made Colorado the first U.S. state to do so, six years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

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Prosecutor: No water for week led to jail dehydration death

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Last words haunt surviving teen’s sentencing in fatal fire

Bernard Youngblood, Wayne County Register of Deeds, poses with an old deed registry book in Detroit, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Youngblood recounted a case in his office, when a man came to file a quitclaim deed transferring ownership on a property. A clerk recognized the address and went to a co-worker with a question. "Are you selling your house to that guy?" she asked. She wasn't. Youngblood said he faked a computer outage, leaving the would-be fraudster waiting at the counter. It bought enough time to get deputies to respond and make an arrest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims’ homes

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. Attorneys for Frein, charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of Pennsylvania Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, are asking a judge on the eve of his trial to throw out his videotaped confession. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)
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Police ambush killer’s strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. The two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday, April 24, 2017, in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
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Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

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Lawyer: Doctor dragged from flight plans to file lawsuit

This photo made available by the Spartanburg, S.C., County Sheriff's Office shows Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. A woman who police say was locked in a storage container for two months by Kohlhepp, who is charged with killing seven people, is suing her alleged captor. The woman sued Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Spartanburg County, where authorities say Kohlhepp kidnapped her on Aug. 31 after talking to her and her boyfriend about hiring them to clean up his property (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
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Man charged in South Carolina deaths faces another lawsuit

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California moves – slowly – toward resuming executions

Pastor Tim Rolen, left, of New Hope Community Church in Clovis, kneels to pray with other church leaders at the site where Mark Gassett was shot and killed in Tuesday's triple-homicide, during a prayer walk in Fresno, Calif., on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pastors and church leaders from the Pastor Clusters of the Fresno/Clovis area traced the route of the alleged killer, holding prayers at the location of each victim (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via AP)
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California gunman to appear in court on murder count

In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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Sentence next for Volkswagen in US diesel emissions scandal

Media witnesses speak about the late Thursday night execution of Ledell Lee in Varner, Ark., early Friday, April 21, 2017. Lee was the first inmate put to death in the state since 2005. John Moritz of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, from left, Sean Murphy of The Associated Press and Marine Glisovic witnessed Lee's death. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
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Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

Torace Weaver
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Ohio pastor convicted of murder in young foster son’s death

John Hughes
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Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam

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Judge: Parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery get $42M

In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, former Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill. Attorneys for former Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in March 28, 2017, court filings that the government went too far when it made the staffer an informant, requiring him to wear a wire to record conversations.(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Prosecutors defend use of Schock staffer-turned-informant

Alberto Randazzo
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Ex-police officer gets 28 years in prison in child porn case

Investigators stand near the scene of a stabbing at a gas station, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Las Vegas. Police in Las Vegas are searching for a man sought in several knife attacks that occurred Wednesday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Man sought in Las Vegas stabbings that left 1 dead

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