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Hit-and-run accidents in California decreased by as much as 10 percent after the state passed a law in 2013 granting driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants, say researchers at Stanford University. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Sanctuary Churches: Who Controls The Story?

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On Tuesday, William Wangerin (front) and three other judges consider cheeses at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay, Wis. The contest organizer, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, says the number of cheeses, yogurts and butters competing at this year's event is at an all-time high. Carrie Antlfinger/AP hide caption

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The Marines will join the approximately 500 U.S. troops already in Syria, such as these U.S. forces on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Sunday. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's likely that Barack Obama will be known not only as the first black president, but also as the first president of everybody's race. Many Americans and people beyond the U.S. borders have projected their multicultural selves onto the president. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Shootings by Customs and Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border have been the subject of investigations in the past, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case asking whether families have any right to sue when a shooting occurred on Mexican soil. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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