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Astrid Silva delivered a Democratic response in Spanish to President Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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In Spanish-Language Response, Activist Says Trump Is Inspiring Discrimination

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Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention in May 2016. The NRA supports the repeal of the Obama-era rule. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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California is looking into ways to reduce the use of gas-powered lawn and gardening equipment because they will soon surpass cars as the biggest polluters in the state. stoncelli/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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California Weighs Tougher Emissions Rules For Gas-Powered Garden Equipment

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Steve Pound, MP, pictured at the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race 2017. Pancake races are a Shrove Tuesday tradition in England dating back centuries. Oliver Dixon / Imagewise hide caption

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The British Celebrate Pancake Day With Sweet Races

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The billboard being debated sits off Business 40 Westbound outside Winston-Salem, N.C. Paul Garber/WFDD hide caption

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Billboard About Gender Roles Sparks Debate, Protest In North Carolina

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Ray Meyer, Annica Trotter and Brian and Jennifer Barfield all were looking for work in 2011. Six years later, they are in different places and have different opinions on what they hope President Trump will say during Tuesday night's address. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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What 4 Voters Want To Hear From President Trump In His Address

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This computer-enhanced barium contrast X-ray shows colon cancer in red. Researchers have been trying to figure out what looks to be a decade-long rise in colon cancer among people younger than 50. Scott Camazine/Science Source hide caption

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Trump To Sign Order Rolling Back Another Environmental Regulation

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Newly elected DNC Chair Thomas Perez — shown here in June 2016 as the secretary of the Labor Department under President Obama — says Democrats need a "50-state strategy" to defeat Republicans at all levels of government. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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With Republicans In Charge, Democrats Plan To Redefine Their Mission

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Sign Spinners Gathered In Las Vegas To Honor The Best

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Taco Truck Opens For Business At Scene Of Traffic Tie-Up

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Almost 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate after a hole in the emergency spillway in Northern California's Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. Climate change could be a factor of extreme flooding in California. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding

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Dr. C. David Molina reviewing medical records in the 1980s. He was a doctor first, then a health insurer. Courtesy of Molina Healthcare hide caption

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This CEO's Small Insurance Firm Mostly Turned A Profit Under Obamacare. Here's How

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