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President Trump speaks before the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018. He'll address the assembly for the third time this week amid concerns about the role of U.S. leadership in the world. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Returns To The U.N. This Week Facing Growing Unease About U.S. Leadership

A year ago, President Trump was laughed at during his address to the U.N. General Assembly. This year, he'll face an audience of world leaders increasingly unclear about America's role in the world.

Thomas Cook's collapse has left more than 150,000 travelers scrambling for details about a massive repatriation effort. Here, a worker at a travel agency that partners with Thomas Cook talks on the phone at the Larnaca International Airport, in the Cypriot coastal city. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thomas Cook Airline Collapse Triggers Largest Peacetime Repatriation In U.K. History

The Thomas Cook travel agency and airline abruptly collapsed Monday morning, with more than 150,000 travelers currently abroad.

How One Man Used Miles To Fulfill His Dream To Visit Every Country Before Turning 40

Janice Lintz, a hearing access consultant and travel blogger, on a recent trip to Easter Island. Credit card points have helped her travel to 135 countries. Janice S. Lintz hide caption

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Meet The Credit Card Obsessives Who Travel The World On Points

A growing subculture of savvy consumers is finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.

How One Man Used Miles To Fulfill His Dream To Visit Every Country Before Turning 40

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How One Man Used Miles To Fulfill His Dream To Visit Every Country Before Turning 40

Stefan Krasowski, co-founder of the Reach For The Miles meetup, stands in front of Krak des Chevaliers in western Syria. The war-torn country was the last one that Krasowski, who has since turned 40, had yet to visit. Stefan Krasowski/Rapid Travel Chai hide caption

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How One Man Got Enough Airline Miles To Visit Every Country Before Turning 40

A growing subculture of savvy consumers is finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.

How One Man Used Miles To Fulfill His Dream To Visit Every Country Before Turning 40

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Speedboats from Iran's Revolutionary Guard circle the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero on Sunday, July 21 in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, after it was seized in the Strait of Hormuz two days earlier. Morteza Akhoondi/AP hide caption

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British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Will Be Released Soon, Iranian Official Says

The Stena Impero was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19 for alleged marine violations. Iranian maritime officials have given no set date for its release.

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'Called To Be A Funeral Director': Most Mortuary School Grads Are First In The Family

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The funeral industry was once dominated by family businesses passed down through generations. But that has changed: In 2018, 83% of mortuary college graduates were completely new to the business.

'Called To Be A Funeral Director': Most Mortuary School Grads Are First In The Family

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Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own home told a 911 dispatcher, "I thought it was my apartment" several times as she waited for emergency responders to arrive. Guyger is charged in the September, 2018 killing of Botham Jean. Mesquite Police Department via AP hide caption

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Trial Begins Monday For Ex-Dallas Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Neighbor

Amber Guyger, who is white, said she entered the wrong apartment thinking it was her own, and shot Botham Shem Jean, 26, because she thought he was a burglar.

Gina Yashere is a co-creator of the new CBS sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola. She speaks above at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival hide caption

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There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

When a teacher suggested Yashere become an actor, her mom said: "Actor? No, no, no. You can act like a doctor when you become a doctor." Yashere is now a co-creator of the sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola.

There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

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Texas Country Rocker Paul Cauthen Preaches The Good, The Bad And The Prickly

Faith may be a constant in the country music artist's new album, Room 41, but he's not hiding his demons. "I just try to write some lyrics that can maybe prick somebody's heart," Cauthen says.

Texas Country Rocker Paul Cauthen Preaches The Good, The Bad And The Prickly

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