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Soda bottles displayed in a San Francisco market.A federal appeals court blocked a city law requiring advertisement warnings on the potential health impacts of sugary drinks. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Noah Fisher looks over his home that was destroyed by the Camp Fire in November 2018 in Paradise, California. Investigators are examining whether PG&E power lines helped ignite the fire. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Carlos Catarldo Gomez, of Honduras, center, is escorted by Mexican officials after leaving the United States, the first person returned to Mexico to wait for his asylum trial date, in Tijuana, Mexico Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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The Pacific Gas & Electric logo is displayed on a PG&E truck earlier this month in San Francisco, Calif. PG&E announced it is filing for bankruptcy protection as it faces an estimated $30 billion in legal claims for electrical equipment that might have been responsible for igniting destructive wildfires in California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's sitting president, Nicolás Maduro, attends a ceremony Thursday in Caracas to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself the interim president, but Maduro has not ceded power. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters hide caption

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Juan Guaidó, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of Venezuela during a rally against President Nicolás Maduro in the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Unauthorized immigrants leave a court in shackles in McAllen, Texas. More than 40,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled since the government shut down. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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