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In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Shelby Police Department in Shelby, N.C. Attorneys for the man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church are challenging federal prosecutors’ intention to seek the death penalty against him. Lawyers for Roof argue in a motion filed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, that the death penalty and federal death penalty law are unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ben Earp, File)
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Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

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Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest

This undated photo provided by the Violent Crimes Task Force, Chicago Division, shows Paris Poe. Gregory Chester, the purported leader of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang, testified Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Federal Court in Chicago, that he didn't order a hit on a gang associate-turned-police informant shot dead in 2013. Among five co-defendants looking on as Chester testified was alleged hit man Paris Poe. (Violent Crimes Task Force, Chicago Division via AP, File)
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Alleged Chicago gang boss denies ordering hit on informant

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Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial

This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr.. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson, is asking the governor to stop his execution because a judge imposed a death sentence over the jury's 7-5 recommendation of life imprisonment. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
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Alabama inmate coughs, heaves, during execution by injection

A law enforcement officer speaks to a protester against the Dakota Access Pipeline through a wall of razor wire on the Backwater Bridge over Cantapeta Creek on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2016. Protesters have been trespassing at the site and cutting wire in attempts to gain access to the pipeline work area in southern Morton County. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
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Tribes suing over pipeline willing to put claims on hold

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Man gets 2 life sentences for killing Virginia State Trooper

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Women sue groom, event company after being hit by drone

Dalia Dippolito talks with defense attorney Brian Claypool on the second day of testimony in her murder-for-hire retrial Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)
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Wife on video: ‘5,000 percent sure’ she wanted husband dead

This undated photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Arlis Gordon. Gordon, the second man convicted of participating in a shooting in November 2014 that killed a 5-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather's lap in Milwaukee, was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, to 30 years in prison. (Milwaukee Police Department via AP)
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Man convicted in killing of 5-year-old girl gets 30 years

Former Greenville, Miss., teacher Linda Winters-Johnson testifies Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, about a video recorded incident which allegedly shows her dragging a special education student by the hair across the floor of the Greenville High School gym Sept. 21, during a teacher licensure commission hearing in Jackson, Miss. The commission voted to suspend Winters-Johnson's teaching license for 12 years. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Teacher barred for 12 years after dragging student by hair

This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Ronald Bert Smith Jr.. Smith, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson, is asking the governor to stop his execution because a judge imposed a death sentence over the jury's 7-5 recommendation of life imprisonment. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
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Alabama to execute man condemned when judge overrode jury

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Chicago officer convicted of perjury, 2 officers acquitted

Ballots are unloaded during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A judge ordered a hand recount of Michigan's presidential results. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

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Jurors deliberating in fatal 2-by-4 beating trial

In this June 18, 2015 file photo, two Charleston police officers stand in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The trial for Dylann Roof, a white man accused of killing nine black people at the church, started Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
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Defense focuses on penalty, not guilt in church shooting

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, center, is escorted from the courthouse during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The case of a former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is now before the jury. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

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Pizza shop gunman says he regrets how handled the situation

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Disability bias suit: Worker ridiculed, teddy bears beheaded

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A show, a trial and now the rerun in ‘Cops’ murder-for-hire

Emergency crew workers walk in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fire erupted Friday, Dec. 2, killing dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Nightclub victims’ kin: Oakland fire families face long road

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Opening statements draw contrast in murder-for-hire trial

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