An M-44 device — also known as a "cyanide bomb" for the way it sprays sodium cyanide — sits nested between two rocks. Several petitions are now calling for the removal of these devices used to protect livestock from predators. Mark Mansfield, father of a boy accidentally sprayed March 16 in Idaho, calls M-44s "neither safe nor humane." Bannock County Sheriff's Office hide caption

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Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has been sentenced to a two-year prison term. He's seen here arriving at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Courthouse for Wednesday's hearing. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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David Robert Daleiden (right) leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion rights activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Judge Neil Gorsuch is sworn in on the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2017. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown Next Week Appears All But Inevitable

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Democrats And Republicans Dig In For Political Fight Over Gorsuch

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases

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Summer Zervos, shown with attorney Gloria Allred earlier this year in Washington, D.C., accuses President Trump of sexual harassment and has filed a lawsuit against him. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback

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Judge Approves Settlement To Replace Flint's Lead-Tainted Water Lines

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Disability Standards In Death Row Cases

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Local officials are promising a legal fight in the face of a block on grants from the Justice Department over immigration enforcement. Here, protesters pray outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in New York City this month. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Older adults have been excluded from some websites that post jobs, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Jonathan McHugh/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Older Workers Find Age Discrimination Built Right Into Some Job Websites

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Trisha Lizotte, a room attendant at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, tidies a second floor room in March 2015. Establishments like the Meadowmere (pictured) and the Beachmere Inn hire many foreign workers in positions like Lizotte's over the course of the summer through the H-2B visa program. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

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A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences. Metropolitan PD, Washington DC hide caption

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Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela, at her home in Riverton, Utah, in July 2016. "Eventually," she says, "he'll come home and we'll be able to go back to our normal lives. And I can stop crying every night." Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

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Inmates from the Eastern Correctional Facility listen as professor Delia Mellis leads a class on the Cold War. More than 300 students are enrolled in the Bard Prison Initiative each semester, within a curriculum that offers over 60 courses. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

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The U.S. Department of Justice is one of several parts of the government that have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Washington, D.C., lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky is suing President Trump over Trump's financial disclosure forms. Peter Overby/NPR hide caption

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Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

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