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Gitanjali Rao, 11, says she was appalled by the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. — so she designed a device to test for lead faster. She was named "America's Top Young Scientist" on Tuesday at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. Andy King/Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge hide caption

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The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the country illegally can transferred to the custody of a sponsor and then have an abortion if she chooses. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Army team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. Wright was one of four U.S. troops killed in an ambush in Niger. U.S. forces work with many African militaries. While the Americans are advising and assisting in most cases, they also travel into the field, where they can face combat. Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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A worker repairs power lines in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. An outdated, aboveground power grid coupled with a comparative shortage of utility workers have hobbled efforts to restore power in the territory. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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D.C. Master Patrol Officer Benjamin Fettering shows a body camera worn in place of a normal radio microphone before a news conference in 2014. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Complaints

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Storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 12 in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Caribbean Buzz Helicopters via AP hide caption

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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses while speaking about President Trump's calls to fallen service members' family members during a briefing at the White House on Thursday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' National Security Summit in Washington on Thursday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Helping her father die at home "was the most meaningful experience in my nursing career," said Rose Crumb. She went on to found Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County in Port Angeles, Wash. Dan DeLong for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April. A claim that he committed sexual assault in 2013 is under investigation by Los Angeles police. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Competitors who are hoping to gain approval to build the border wall have until the first of next month to complete their work. Bill Wechter for NPR hide caption

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30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

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