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The StingRay II is a cellular-site simulator used for surveillance purposes. Under a new Justice Department policy, federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology. AP hide caption

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Presidential candidate Ben Carson attracted a large crowd at the Iowa State Fair last month. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The shelf of long-lasting birth control at Children's Hospital outside Denver. The clinic's director said having the devices on hand is crucial, so young women don't have to make a second visit. But that costs money. Scott Horsley/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (second from right), the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said it's "certainly understandable" that Bryan Pagliano would be advised not to appear before the committee. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A woman looks on at the U.S. Capitol in 2013 after the most recent government shutdown. Congress has made no progress toward avoiding a government shutdown when it will run out of funding Sept. 30. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump and Jeb Bush were polite to each other at the first GOP debate. But it's been gloves off since then, especially on Instagram, a social media outlet not known for its vitriol. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week. When he started the race, he said recently, "the only people that thought I could win were all in my house. Four of them were under the age of 10." Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Jars of gefilte fish sit on the shelves at a market in Yardley, Pa. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images hide caption

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Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

Among thousands of emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.

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Sen. Bob Corker (center, standing) speaks with fellow Republican senators before a hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement. Corker opposes the deal, but was among the architects of rules that make it hard to stop the agreement. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Carly Fiorina's strong showing at the August Fox News debate helped boost her in the polls, meaning she could now make it into the main CNN debate. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and Michelle Obama went a little Troop Beverly Hills at a Girl Scout campout on the South Lawn earlier this summer. We doubt survivalist Bear Grylls is going allow the president to bring those lanterns on their trek. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Tom Gorner, founder of Skyscape Services, flies his drone in the backyard of his Virginia home. His company uses the drone to photograph real estate for prospective buyers. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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President Obama makes his way across the tarmac Monday to greet well-wishers upon arrival at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Trump owns this Trump Tower building at 725 Fifth Ave. in New York City. It's one of only a handful he owns in the city, though 17 buildings there bear his name. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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"I would have thought the top drug kingpins in the country wouldn't be the beneficiaries of what we're trying to do here," Judge Royce C. Lamberth said, referring to sentencing reform efforts and guidelines that were designed to help nonviolent drug offenders secure early release. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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