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Texas Secretary of State David Whitley at his confirmation hearing in Austin. He addressed the backlash surrounding Texas' efforts to find noncitizen voters on voter rolls. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Commander Jonathan White testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee on the Trump administration's migrant family separation policy. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Cardinal George Pell leaves the court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell was convicted on five counts of child sexual assault in December 2018 but that verdict has just been released in Australia. Michael Dodge/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. soldiers gather for a briefing during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria, in November 2018. The White House says about 400 troops will remain for an unspecified period of time. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zoe Garbarino via AP hide caption

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A full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is on display at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., in 2015. The Trump administration is planning to cancel a $929 million federal grant for the project. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A Burberry model wearing a hoodie with a cord tied like a noose at the Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion week runway show in London. Company leaders have apologized for the garment. Vianney Le Caer/Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP hide caption

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Police secure the area following a mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Ill., on Friday. A gunman killed five people and wounded five police officers before being fatally shot by police. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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