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  • Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported more than 100,000 people without power. Thousands also were without power in Mississippi and Arkansas.

    Natachia Riley talks outside the house of her mother, Clara Williams, in Ironton, La., which was flooded from Hurricane Isaac, near Louisiana Hwy 23 in Plaquemines Parish Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The house was built seven years ago after mother's previous home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
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  • A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.

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  • This May 7, 2009 file photo provided by the Will County, Ill., Sheriff's office shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his former wife Kathleen Savio. He has pleaded not guilty.

    Peterson has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. He was only charged after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing in 2007.

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  • Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply.

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  • This undated booking photo provided by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department in Liberty, Texas, shows Eric McGowen. McGowan, 20, the first defendant to face trial among a group of men and boys accused of repeatedly raping a young Texas girl, vanished Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 during a break in the proceedings in Liberty, Texas, following emotionally charged testimony from the alleged victim. McGowen, is among 14 adults charged in the case.

    The trial is over. There's a conviction and a steep prison sentence. But justice is on hold for a young Texas girl who prosecutors say was repeatedly sexually assaulted by 20 people.

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  • This Aug. 27, 2012 photo shows a road sign under the afternoon sun outside Hopkinsville, Ky. When the next total eclipse of the sun darkens skies over parts of the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, the afternoon event will last longer in a rural stretch near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet.

    When a total eclipse of the sun darkens skies on Aug. 21, 2017, the show will last longer in a stretch of bucolic hill country near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet.

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