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Cincinnati's coach Mick Cronin directs players against San Diego State in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Cincinnati's coach Mick Cronin directs players against San Diego State in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17,...
A policeman communicates with a demonstrator by a cordoned off street, during a protest against Spanish Citizens Security Law in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec....
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In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla.  Cosby has has remained silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby has has remained...
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Kjetil Jansrud, of Norway, skies on his way to victory in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)
Kjetil Jansrud, of Norway, skies on his way to victory in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando...
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The mansion at Oakley Park is shown on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Edgefield, S.C. The home was owned by a Confederate general and is now a museum run by the United...
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Cowboys on the Muleshoe Ranch in Borden County work to get some cattle into a truck on Dec. 3, 2014. The ranch and others across the state suffered through the state's driest year ever in 2011, forcing some to sell off many if not all of their animals or sending their cattle to other states to graze. Many ranchers have since worked to diversify their incomes with other enterprises including leasing water and hunting acres for deer, antelope and quail. (AP Photo/Betsy Blaney)
Cowboys on the Muleshoe Ranch in Borden County work to get some cattle into a truck on Dec. 3, 2014. The ranch and others across the state suffered through the...
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In this Aug. 1, 2007 file photo, Jeri Wright, president-elect of the Chicago chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton's New York based civil rights organization, the National Action Network, speaks during a press conference in Chicago. In the past three years, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois James Lewis's office, has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time for more than a dozen people, But the latest case invited biting, race-based criticism for Lewis by a potential witness who noted that 13 of the 14 people the unit has indicted since 2011 are black. Jeri Wright, was Convicted by jury of money laundering and false statements to authorities. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
In this Aug. 1, 2007 file photo, Jeri Wright, president-elect of the Chicago chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton's New York based civil rights organization, the National...
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