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After a gunman, motivated by racist ideas, killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in June, some elected officials in the South have tried to remove the Confederate flag from public places. Some Southerners protest that the flag has a public role as a symbol of their heritage. Michael Reynolds/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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New York Giants' Daniel Fells makes a catch during a practice at NFL football training camp in August. Fells is currently suffering from a serious MRSA infection; it is unclear if he will return to football. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown greets a therapy dog Monday, during a tour of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Monday was the first day back to campus for students since the mass shooting on Oct. 1. Mike Henneke/AP hide caption

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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley slides into New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series on Saturday. Utley earned a two-game suspension for the play, which he has appealed. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Two men inspect the goods at at Farma, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. The state's first week of retail sales brought in an estimated $11 million, a trade group says. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference in December 2014, in Cleveland. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Neal Blair, of Augusta, Ga., stands on the lawn of the Capitol building during a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, on Saturday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The Metro in the nation's capital, was hobbled after an electrical malfunction filled a L'Enfant Metro subway station with smoke on Jan. 13, 2015, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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California's new digital privacy law essentially requires a warrant before any business turns over any of its clients' metadata or digital communications to the government. Hailshadow/iStockphoto hide caption

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Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, northern Syria. The U.S. is considering arming Arab and Kurdish fighters who are poised to attack the Islamic State stronghold. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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The SS United States ocean liner, seen here docked in Philadelphia in 2013, was built in 1952 for United States Lines in an attempt to capture the trans-Atlantic speed record. Landov hide caption

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