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Posted: December 24, 2013 at 5:39 a.m.

Shezanne Cassim, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, was one of eight people sentenced to prison in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after being convicted of defamation for making a satirical video about would-be “gangsta” youth in the Persian Gulf Arab city-state.

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Samantha Guzman, an Affordable Care Act navigator with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department, center, assists Jackie Karns as she shops for health insurance at the Bureau County Health Department offices in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Todays deadline for Americans to sign up for Obamacare health coverage effective Jan. 1 was extended until midnight tomorrow as heavy traffic to the online enrollment system caused a queuing system to be activated Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Samantha Guzman; Jackie Karns

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