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The Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life. The Justice Department revealed that a psychologist had approved removing him from a suicide watch.
Michael Drejka was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton in a parking space dispute. A jury convicted Drejka despite his "stand your ground" defense.
Pinellas County, Fla., Sheriff's Office via AP
A federal court has ordered that the state of Idaho pay for gender confirmation surgery for Adree Edmo, a transgender inmate incarcerated at the Idaho State Correctional Institution (above).
Heath Druzin/Boise State Public Radio
California says revenue from marijuana sales has risen — but analysts say the illegal market is still thriving. Here, an employee puts down an eighth of marijuana after letting a customer smell it at the Magnolia cannabis lounge in Oakland.
A weather-worn sign protesting the Keystone XL pipeline stands in Fullerton, Neb. On Friday the state's Supreme Court dealt the pipeline's protesters a significant defeat, approving an alternate route that runs through Nebraska.
Extinction Rebellion activists protest outside the Brazilian Embassy in London on Friday, calling on President Jair Bolsonaro to act to protect the Amazon rainforest. The European Union is throwing its weight behind French President Emmanuel Macron's call to put the Amazon fires on the agenda of this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France.