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              Michael Skakel testifies during his appeal trial at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Thursday, April 25, 2013.   Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the

    Michael Skakel testifies during his appeal trial at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the

    Posted: 4/25/2013 5:53:30 PM EST
    Michael Skakel testifies during his appeal trial at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the attorney who represented him at his murder trial, saying he failed to track down key witnesses while having fun and basking in the limelight. Skakel is serving 20 years to life in prison for the 1975 golf club bludgeoning of Martha Moxley in Greenwich when they were both 15 years old. Skakel argues trial attorney Michael Sherman got caught up in the limelight of the high-profile case and failed to prepare. (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Jason Rearick, Pool)
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              Michael Skakel testifies during his appeal trial at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Thursday, April 25, 2013.   Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the

    Michael Skakel testifies during his appeal trial at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the

    Posted: 4/25/2013 5:53:30 PM EST
    Michael Skakel testifies during his appeal trial at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn., on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Skakel launched a barrage of criticism Thursday against the attorney who represented him at his murder trial, saying he failed to track down key witnesses while having fun and basking in the limelight. Skakel is serving 20 years to life in prison for the 1975 golf club bludgeoning of Martha Moxley in Greenwich when they were both 15 years old. Skakel argues trial attorney Michael Sherman got caught up in the limelight of the high-profile case and failed to prepare. (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Jason Rearick, Pool)
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              FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, an employee of HTMT Global Solutions drinks tea as he holds a document of an American client at the process center of Concetra, a U.S.-based ins

    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, an employee of HTMT Global Solutions drinks tea as he holds a document of an American client at the process center of Concetra, a U.S.-based ins

    Posted: 4/23/2013 6:13:19 AM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, an employee of HTMT Global Solutions drinks tea as he holds a document of an American client at the process center of Concetra, a U.S.-based insurance company, in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficiency put India's outsourcing companies at the heart of global business and created a multibillion dollar industry that for years has skated over criticism it was eliminating white collar jobs in rich nations. Now, the industry's long-held fears of a backlash are being realized in its crucial U.S. market. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
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              FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, visitors and employees of Infosys Technologies ride bicycles inside the company's campus at Electronic City in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficie

    FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, visitors and employees of Infosys Technologies ride bicycles inside the company's campus at Electronic City in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficie

    Posted: 4/23/2013 6:13:18 AM EST
    FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, visitors and employees of Infosys Technologies ride bicycles inside the company's campus at Electronic City in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficiency put India's outsourcing companies at the heart of global business and created a multibillion dollar industry that for years has skated over criticism it was eliminating white collar jobs in rich nations. Now, the industry's long-held fears of a backlash are being realized in its crucial U.S. market. Provisions in an overhaul of U.S. immigration law will close loopholes that allow outsourcing companies, Indian and American, to pay guest workers in the U.S. at rates often below wages for equivalent-level Americans. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
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              FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2007 file photo, Hewlett-Packard employees work at the company's Business Process Outsourcing center in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficiency put India's outsourci

    FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2007 file photo, Hewlett-Packard employees work at the company's Business Process Outsourcing center in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficiency put India's outsourci

    Posted: 4/23/2013 6:13:18 AM EST
    FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2007 file photo, Hewlett-Packard employees work at the company's Business Process Outsourcing center in Bangalore, India. Low cost efficiency put India's outsourcing companies at the heart of global business and created a multibillion dollar industry that for years has skated over criticism it was eliminating white collar jobs in rich nations. Now, the industry's long-held fears of a backlash are being realized in its crucial U.S. market. Provisions in an overhaul of U.S. immigration law will close loopholes that allow outsourcing companies, Indian and American, to pay guest workers in the U.S. at rates often below wages for equivalent-level Americans. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, file)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Jacqueline Wright, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels as part of Atlanta

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Jacqueline Wright, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels as part of Atlanta

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Jacqueline Wright, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Carl Hood, right, sits through a lesson with instructor Lola Onikoyi as part of Atlanta Public S

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Carl Hood, right, sits through a lesson with instructor Lola Onikoyi as part of Atlanta Public S

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Carl Hood, right, sits through a lesson with instructor Lola Onikoyi as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Dion Yantiri, left, works through a math lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Dion Yantiri, left, works through a math lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Dion Yantiri, left, works through a math lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Anita Breland, left, holds math flash cards as Infinite Smith, rear left, works with instructor

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Anita Breland, left, holds math flash cards as Infinite Smith, rear left, works with instructor

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Anita Breland, left, holds math flash cards as Infinite Smith, rear left, works with instructor Lola Onikoyi, right, as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Cahron Houston, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels, right, as part of At

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Cahron Houston, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels, right, as part of At

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Cahron Houston, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels, right, as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first graders Jacqueline Wright, left, and Kennedy Thomas, work through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's

    In this Thursday, April 18, photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first graders Jacqueline Wright, left, and Kennedy Thomas, work through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first graders Jacqueline Wright, left, and Kennedy Thomas, work through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School  student teacher Nicole Devoe, right, watches as third grader Samson Hall, works through a lesson as part of A

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School student teacher Nicole Devoe, right, watches as third grader Samson Hall, works through a lesson as part of A

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School student teacher Nicole Devoe, right, watches as third grader Samson Hall, works through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation p

    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation p

    Posted: 4/23/2013 4:53:18 AM EST
    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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              FILE - This Sept. 29, 2012 file photo shows Rick Ross performing at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. Reebok has ended its relationship with

    FILE - This Sept. 29, 2012 file photo shows Rick Ross performing at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. Reebok has ended its relationship with

    Posted: 4/11/2013 4:45:08 PM EST
    FILE - This Sept. 29, 2012 file photo shows Rick Ross performing at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. Reebok has ended its relationship with Rick Ross following the heavy criticism surrounding the rapper's lyrics some have called pro-rape. The sneaker brand said in a statement Thursday, April 11, 2013, that “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.” Rick Ross formally apologized for his lyrics on Rocko's song "U.O.E.N.O.” in a tweet last week. It came the same day a women's group, UltraViolet, protested outside of one Reebok's stores in Manhattan. In Rocko's song, Ross raps about giving a woman the drug MDMA, known as Molly, and having his way with her. (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP, file)
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              FILE - This July 7, 2012 file photo shows rapper Rick Ross performing during the OpenAir music festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.  Reebok has ended its relationship with Rick Ross fol

    FILE - This July 7, 2012 file photo shows rapper Rick Ross performing during the OpenAir music festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Reebok has ended its relationship with Rick Ross fol

    Posted: 4/11/2013 4:45:08 PM EST
    FILE - This July 7, 2012 file photo shows rapper Rick Ross performing during the OpenAir music festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Reebok has ended its relationship with Rick Ross following the heavy criticism surrounding the rapper's lyrics some have called pro-rape. The sneaker brand said in a statement Thursday, April 11, 2013, that “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.” Rick Ross formally apologized for his lyrics on Rocko's song "U.O.E.N.O.” in a tweet last week. It came the same day a women's group, UltraViolet, protested outside of one Reebok's stores in Manhattan. In Rocko's song, Ross raps about giving a woman the drug MDMA, known as Molly, and having his way with her. (AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza, file)
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              FILE - A member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy collects Confederate flags after the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, Ma

    FILE - A member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy collects Confederate flags after the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, Ma

    Posted: 4/11/2013 4:45:07 PM EST
    FILE - A member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy collects Confederate flags after the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Southern white men don't usually drive racial dialogue. For as long as race has riven America, they have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution. So the country music star Brad Paisley must have been unsurprised at the days of widespread criticism of his new song “Accidental Racist,” which details the challenges facing a “white man from the southland” and then features LL Cool J rapping from a black perspective. (AP Photo/The Post And Courier, Grace Beahm)
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              FILE - Brad Paisley performs during The Inaugural Ball at the Washignton convention center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Southern whi

    FILE - Brad Paisley performs during The Inaugural Ball at the Washignton convention center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Southern whi

    Posted: 4/11/2013 4:45:07 PM EST
    FILE - Brad Paisley performs during The Inaugural Ball at the Washignton convention center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Southern white men don't usually drive racial dialogue. For as long as race has riven America, they have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution. So the country music star must have been unsurprised at the days of widespread criticism of his new song "Accidental Racist," which details the challenges facing a "white man from the southland" and then features LL Cool J rapping from a black perspective. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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              FILE - This combination of file photos shows Brad Paisley, left, in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2011 and LL Cool J in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. Southern white men don't usually dri

    FILE - This combination of file photos shows Brad Paisley, left, in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2011 and LL Cool J in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. Southern white men don't usually dri

    Posted: 4/11/2013 4:45:07 PM EST
    FILE - This combination of file photos shows Brad Paisley, left, in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2011 and LL Cool J in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013. Southern white men don't usually drive racial dialogue. For as long as race has riven America, they have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution. So the country music star must have been unsurprised at the days of widespread criticism of his new song “Accidental Racist,” which details the challenges facing a “white man from the southland” and then features LL Cool J rapping a black perspective. (Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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              FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, film critic Roger Ebert attends a Blackberry Loves Mavericks cocktail reception during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Eber

    FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, film critic Roger Ebert attends a Blackberry Loves Mavericks cocktail reception during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Eber

    Posted: 4/5/2013 4:33:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, film critic Roger Ebert attends a Blackberry Loves Mavericks cocktail reception during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Ebert, the most famous and popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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              Horses get some fodder brought by rescue workers as a dead animal seen in front at a farm near Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, April 5, 2013. Veterinarians are working to save the lives of

    Horses get some fodder brought by rescue workers as a dead animal seen in front at a farm near Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, April 5, 2013. Veterinarians are working to save the lives of

    Posted: 4/5/2013 2:18:32 PM EST
    Horses get some fodder brought by rescue workers as a dead animal seen in front at a farm near Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, April 5, 2013. Veterinarians are working to save the lives of dozens of horses found without adequate food or shelter on a farm near Vilnius, Lithuania's capital. Some 122 horses were kept on farmer Algis Kausakis' property through the long winter without proper food, water and shelter. Kausakis had come under criticism for not keeping the animals in a stable, but he told a Vilnius court last week the horses could take care of themselves and didn't need shelter. Rescue workers said Friday that many of the horses were so hungry they couldn't stand up and that as many as 30 might die. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)