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Padilla Must Be Charged or Released, Judge Rules

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Opening Arguments Begin in Jackson Case

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Milwaukee Police Officers Charged in Man's Beating

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U.S. Considers Incentives to Combat Iran Nuclear Production

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Documentarian Briski Discusses Oscar Win

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Biologists Train Dog to Hunt Everglades Python

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