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The Animal Rescue League offered this demonstration last year in Boston, with a stuffed dog, on how hot the inside of a car can get. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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GOP operative Leslie McCrae Dowless was arrested in February 2017 and charged with illegal ballot handling and obstruction of justice. New charges were filed Tuesday. Wake City-County Bureau of Identification via AP hide caption

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A Rally For Our Children event to protest the separation of migrant families last year in San Antonio. A federal judge ordered an end to the policy in June 2018. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agency is removing children from the facility following reports of unsanitary conditions inside. Cedar Attanasio/AP hide caption

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The sanctuary at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation permitting the church to hire its own police force. Anthony Izaguirre/AP hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. She is the sponsor of H.R. 40, the bill to establish a commission to study reparations. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Flames consume a home in Paradise, Calif. PG&E will pay the town and other jurisdictions $1 billion for wildfire damage caused by its equipment. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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California Utility PG&E To Pay $1 Billion To Local Governments For Wildfire Damage

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group was recently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility as tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate. On Monday, the State Department ordered additional troops to the Middle East. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images hide caption

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