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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (center) is applauded after a speech in Madrid on Friday in which he appealed to the country's Senate to grant special authority to dissolve Catalonia's regional government. Paul White/AP hide caption

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United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is seen on a video screen as he listens to a Security council meeting on Syria at U.N. headquarters in June about the possible use of sarin gas in an attack that killed more than 90 people. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Images provided by the U.S. Army of soldiers killed in Niger show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. AP hide caption

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10-Year-Old Girl Is Detained By Border Patrol After Emergency Surgery

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Police dismantle a barricade set-up by protesters in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on Thursday. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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Amid Opposition Boycott, Kenyans Vote In Re-Run Of Presidential Election

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Thai mourners holding portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej line up to take part in the Royal Cremation ceremony in Bangkok, on Wednesday. Kittinun Rodsupan/AP hide caption

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., accompanied by his wife Cheryl, leaves the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday after announcing he won't seek re-election in 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Sen. Flake: GOP Must Stand Against Trump's Behavior 'Or Lose That Chance'

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New members of the Politburo Standing Committee (from left) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji stand together at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, shown last October at a panel discussion in Richmond, Va., called Tuesday's vote "a giant setback for every consumer in this country. Wall Street won and ordinary people lost." Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Senate Kills Rule On Class-Action Suits Against Financial Companies

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American astronaut Paul J. Weitz, right, with Joseph P. Kerwin, left and Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., center. The crew of the first manned Skylab mission is shown in May 1973. AP hide caption

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