Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, leaves for a lunch break during a day-long Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general. PETE MAROVICH/UPI /Landov hide caption

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Relatives of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was captured by ISIS militants in Syria, protest in front of royal palace in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday. Jordan has suggested it might be willing to hold a prisoner exchange for his release. JAMAL NASRALLAH/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Passersby watch a TV news program Wednesday in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by extremists that purports to show Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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A postcard of Junipero Serra from around 1915. Pope Francis recently announced that he will canonize Serra when he travels to the U.S. this fall. Lake County Museum/Corbis hide caption

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Five members of the Friendship Nine — Willie Thomas Massey (from left), Willie McCleod, James Wells, Clarence Graham and David Williamson Jr. — sit at the counter of the Five & Dine restaurant in Rock Hill, S.C., on Dec. 17. A judge in South Carolina has thrown out the convictions of the nine black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter in 1961. Jason Miczek/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes was single-minded about a lot of things, colleagues say. And also a very nice guy. Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty hide caption

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A hospital bed is draped with a flag after a veteran died in the hospice ward at St. Albans VA in Queens, N.Y. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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