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Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks at a hearing of the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee on Wednesday. Trump's legal challenge to the election contest in Pennsylvania was thrown out by a federal appeals court on Friday.× Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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'Voters, Not Lawyers, Choose The President': Trump Team Dealt Another Blow In Court

In a blistering opinion, a federal appeals court has thrown out the Trump campaign's challenge to the certification of votes in Pennsylvania. Trump's lawyers say they will appeal to the Supreme Court.

This photo released by the semiofficial Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reportedly killed in Absard, a small city just east of Tehran, Iran, on Friday. Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s, was "assassinated" Friday, state television said. Fars News Agency via AP hide caption

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Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed In Attack

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, believed to have led Iran's military nuclear program, died from wounds after an attack, causing outrage in Iran and raising international concerns over potential retaliation.

Stacey Mei Yan Fong has been baking her way across the United States: Clockwise from upper left, a baked Alaska pie, Utah's funeral potato pie, Nevada's all you can eat buffet pie, South Carolina's peach pie, Ohio's buckeye pie, Iowa's s'mores pie, Missouri's frozen custard pie, and Minnesota's corn dog casserole pie. Stacey Mei Yan Fong hide caption

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An Ode, À La Mode: 1 Baker Savors America, Creating 50 Pies For 50 States

Originally from Singapore, Stacey Mei Yan Fong loves baking and America. For a project she calls 50 Pies/50 States, she's made an elaborative representative pie for each state.

An Ode, À La Mode: 1 Baker Savors America, Creating 50 Pies For 50 States

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The African crested rat is the only mammal known to sequester lethal plant toxins. Stephanie Higgins hide caption

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For Rats That Coat Themselves In Poison, These Rodents Are Surprisingly Cuddly

The African crested rat's fuzzy fur has hairs loaded with a poison that can purportedly fell an elephant. But these rats turn out to be social, affectionate creatures.

For Rats That Coat Themselves In Poison, These Rodents Are Surprisingly Cuddly

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This video grab taken on Thursday from an AFP video shows CCTV camera footage, widely distributed on social networks, shows producer Michel Zecler being beaten up by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in the 17th arrondissement of Paris on Nov. 21. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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French Police Officers In Custody After Video Emerges Of Brutal Beating Of Black Man

The officers were unaware they were being filmed by a surveillance camera in Paris as they beat the man. The incident comes as the government tries to pass controversial limits on images of police.

North Korean State Commission of Quality Management staff in protective gear carries a disinfectant pray can as personnel check the health of travelers and inspect goods delivered via the borders at the Pyongyang Airport in North Korea, on Feb. 1. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

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North Korea Executed Coronavirus Rule-Breaker, Says South Korean Intelligence

South Korean lawmakers say intelligence officials briefed them on the North's tough pandemic rules, including a Pyongyang lockdown and an execution of an official caught breaking restrictions.

The big family in The Happiest Season includes Burl Moseley, Alison Brie, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Holland, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. (Whew!) Hulu hide caption

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'Happiest Season' Is A Holiday Family Romcom With A Very Merry Cast

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abby and Harper, a couple headed home to Abby's parents' house for Christmas. Dan Levy, Victor Garber and Aubrey Plaza are among the terrific supporting cast.

A healthcare worker processes people in line at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site on Nov. 19, in Houston. Texas is rushing thousands of additional medical staff to overworked hospitals as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increases. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Government Model Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Be Approaching 100 Million

Government scientists estimate that the true number of coronavirus infections is eight times the reported number of 12.5 million, meaning "most of the country remains at risk," the team reports.

A former FARC guerrilla member waves a FARC political party flag during a demonstration in Bogota on Nov. 2. A federal court overturned an asylum decision Wednesday, holding that FARC death threats counted as persecution.× Daniel Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Death Threats — Even In Writing — Can Be Grounds For Asylum, Appeals Court Says

The court overturned a Justice Department decision denying the asylum of a former police officer who received multiple death threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Princess Haley, co-founder of a group called Appetite for Change, picks an artichoke to go into supply boxes of fresh produce. The group's mission is to improve the diet of families in Minneapolis. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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A Garden Is The Frontline In The Fight Against Racial Inequality And Disease

North Minneapolis's mostly minority community lost its only grocery store this summer. It's a neighborhood grappling with heart disease, obesity and COVID-19. A garden may help.

A Garden Is The Frontline In The Fight Against Racial Inequality And Disease

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Six executives for Citgo, the US-based subsidiary of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, were convicted and sentenced Thursday to more than eight years for allegations of corruption. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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6 U.S. Citgo Executives Convicted And Sentenced in Venezuela

First arrested in Venezuela in November 2017, they were convicted Thanksgiving Day on corruption charges and immediately sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

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How Tall Is Mount Everest? Hint: It's Changing

The science involved in measuring the world's highest peak is ridiculously complicated.

How Tall Is Mount Everest? Hint: It's Changing

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