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A runner moves past a group of police officers gathered near the finish line of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6, 2016. Authorities are increasing the number of officers and other law enforcement personnel for this year's race, in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attack in the city, in which a truck struck and killed eight bicyclists. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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On Sept. 25, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones (center), took a knee prior to the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Now he says players who "disrespect the flag" won't play. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays water on a home as he battles flames from a wildfire on Monday in Napa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The Man Who Helped Change A Neo-Nazi's Mind

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People cross the Las Vegas Strip where a lone gunman opened fire on the audience at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., fired from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

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Wally Funk is one of the Mercury 13, a group of women who trained to be astronauts in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Wally Funk hide caption

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This Pilot Is Headed To Space With Or Without NASA

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Friends, family and activists gathered for a vigil Sunday outside the apartment building where Charleena Lyles was killed earlier that day. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

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