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Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, talks during a recess in testimony during the second day of a North Carolina State Board of Elections hearing. Travis Long/News & Observer / Pool hide caption

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New Election Called In North Carolina House Race

The State Board of Elections unanimously voted to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District after four days of testimony uncovered evidence that last fall's election was tainted.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, is working on a report of his findings. But what form that will take and how much the public will learn is unclear. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's What May Happen When The Mueller Investigation Is Completed

The special counsel may be close to wrapping up. Or he may not. He could file a landmark report. Or he may not. The rules are limited and the attorney general has a lot of discretion.

Production designer Hannah Beachler was responsible for devising the look of Black Panther, from the waterfall amphitheaters of Wakanda to its high-tech laboratories and aircraft. Marvel Studios hide caption

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She Designed Wakanda — And Might Win An Oscar For It

Hannah Beachler is the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for production design. Her work creating the cinematic world of Black Panther earned her the nod.

She Designed Wakanda — And Might Win An Oscar For It

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A man carries South Sudan's national flag at Mangateen Internal Displaced persons center in Juba on November 17, 2018. Sudan's civil war has led to the displacement of millions of people. Akuot Chol/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Every Kind Of Norm Is Broken': U.N. Says Brutality In S. Sudan May Rise To War Crimes

Gang rapes, abductions and killings have grown commonplace in South Sudan, according to the Commission on Human Rights, whose new report outlines widespread violence in the country's ongoing conflict.

Jussie Smollett leaves the Cook County Jail following his release Thursday in Chicago. Smollett was charged with filling a false police report after he said he was attacked by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs. Kamil Krzaczynski/AP hide caption

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Jussie Smollett 'Took Advantage Of The Pain And Anger Of Racism,' Police Say

The Empire actor has been released on bail after being arrested on charges of making a false police report. Officials say he paid two men to fake an attack on him to "further his own public profile."

Jussie Smollett 'Took Advantage Of The Pain And Anger Of Racism,' Police Say

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One of the first images of a living Wallace's giant bee was captured after a recent rediscovery of the world's largest bee in Indonesia. As this composite image illustrates, the bee is approximately four times larger than a European honeybee. Clay Bolt/claybolt.com hide caption

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World's Largest Bee Species Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

The bee towers over its apian cousins. Females have been recorded as being at least an inch and a half long. Add to that a pair of gigantic mandibles, and it's a bee like no other.

Several U.S. cities have enacted taxes on sweetened drinks to raise money and fight obesity. But the results are mixed on how well they curb consumption. Daniel Acker/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest – But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped

Connecticut and California are considering statewide taxes on sugary drinks. New data from soda taxes in Berkeley, Calif., and Philadelphia present a mixed picture of their effects on sugar consumption.

U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped

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A 2017 report on military families released Thursday reveals that a huge swath of more than 600,000 spouses of active duty and Reserve servicemembers faced a variety of challenges due to their spouses' service. Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Military Families Experience High Stress, Anxiety And Unemployment, Report Says

The annual report from the Department of Defense found a vast majority of civilian spouses of active-duty members faced a variety of challenges due to their partners' deployment.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 after two successful escapes from Mexican prisons. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced two of his sons have been indicted on a drug conspiracy charge. Both brothers are believed to be fugitives in Mexico. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Sons Of 'El Chapo' Indicted On Drug Conspiracy Charge

The indictment alleges Joaquin Guzman Lopez and Ovidio Guzman Lopez "conspired to import and distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana from Mexico and elsewhere" into the U.S.

Researcher Michael Black's ashes were wrapped in the Virginia state flag before being dropped into the eye of Hurricane Michael. Black helped pioneer the use of a device dropped into hurricanes to measure wind speed and air pressure. Courtesy NOAA hide caption

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NOAA Researcher's Ashes Were Dropped Into The Eye Of Hurricane Michael

NOAA researcher Michael Black pioneered the use of dropwindsondes — small measuring devices dropped into hurricanes to gather data. That data has dramatically improved hurricane forecasting.

NOAA Researcher's Ashes Were Dropped Into The Eye Of Hurricane Michael

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Rochelle Washington (left) and Latresa Scaff (right) look on Thursday in New York City, as attorney Gloria Allred holds up a picture of them as teenagers on the night R. Kelly allegedly made sexual advances on them. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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'I Want Justice': R. Kelly Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 2 More Women

Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff said the singer made sexual advances on them when they were underage in the mid-1990s. The claims come amid a flurry of renewed accusations against R. Kelly.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks in support of firearm restrictions in 2017, as his wife, Trudi, looks on. The bills passed, but some Washington state sheriffs are refusing to enforce them. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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When Sheriffs Won't Enforce Gun Laws

Some officials in Washington state say they won't enforce a new gun control measure. It's the latest example of law enforcement leaders exercising what some regard as their duty to resist "government overreach."

When Sheriffs Won't Enforce The Law

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Federal prosecutors say Christopher Paul Hasson had acquired a cache of weapons and ammunition in an attempt to launch a domestic terrorist attack. Over the years, Hasson honed a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. U.S. District Court via AP hide caption

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Arrested Coast Guard Officer Allegedly Planned Attack 'On A Scale Rarely Seen'

Christopher Paul Hasson, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, allegedly wanted to "kill every last person on Earth" in a crusade to establish a "white homeland." He is being held without bond.

Apple and Goldman Sachs are preparing to jointly launch a credit card, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. An Apple retail store in Grand Central Terminal in New York City is seen here in January. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple And Goldman Sachs Will Reportedly Launch An iPhone-Connected Credit Card

The credit card would represent a foray into new businesses for both companies. With a card, Apple may be able to take a larger cut from purchases than it does now through Apple Pay.

Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marco Graf as Pepe, and Daniela Demesa as Sofi in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix hide caption

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A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

Roma director Alfonso Cuarón handpicked artists to make music inspired by the characters from his Oscar-nominated film. The results are stunning.

A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

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Flutist Elizabeth Rowe, performing as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Winslow Townson/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Top Flutist Settles Gender Pay-Gap Suit With Boston Symphony Orchestra

Elizabeth Rowe, the symphony's principal flutist, filed suit against the orchestra last July. It was among the first lawsuits regarding gender pay gaps filed under a new Massachusetts law.

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