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A Utah woman is facing misdemeanor lewdness charges after being seen topless in her own home by her stepchildren. Her attorneys argued Tuesday in district court in Salt Lake City that the statute is unconstitutional. Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners lament the deaths of young men at a funeral in El Alto, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The men were shot outside a major fuel plant in an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear a blockade that has caused fuel shortages in La Paz. Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images hide caption

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The Baltimore Museum of Art will only buy works by women next year, as part of a yearlong series exhibiting art by women. Amy Sherald's Planes, rockets, and the spaces in between (2018) is among the 3,800 works by women in the museum's collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art hide caption

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The Baltimore Museum of Art

Fresno Police Chief Andrew Hall speaks at a news conference Monday after a mass shooting in which four men were killed and six wounded. All ten were members of Fresno's Hmong community. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Australian Timothy Weeks, (left), and American Kevin King were abducted by insurgents in Kabul in August 2016. They are seen here in video stills released by the Taliban in June 2017. EL-EMARA Taliban via AP hide caption

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People console one another near the backyard where 10 men were shot, four fatally, on Sunday evening in Fresno, Calif. John Walker/Fresno Bee/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Australian airline Qantas is exploring new nonstop flights that would be the world's longest — but 19-plus hours on a plane can be taxing for those on board. Qantas hide caption

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Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council official and adviser to President Trump, arrives Oct. 31 for a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Judges Andrew Adams, Sabrina Bell and Bradley Jacobs were censured by the Indiana Supreme Court for their roles in a brawl outside a White Castle in May. Indiana Supreme Court hide caption

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Indiana Supreme Court

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg waves aboard the catamaran La Vagabonde as she sets sail for Europe from Hampton, Va., on Wednesday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate second Vice President Jeanine Añez as she arrives to Congress in La Paz on Monday. She says she will lead the Senate after its president resigned, which could make her next in line for the presidency. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Methane emitted by ruminant animals such as cattle and sheep accounted for 34% of New Zealand's greenhouse emissions in 2017. A flock of merino sheep on the country's South Island is seen here in April 2017. William West/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Australia celebrates a goal during its knockout round match against Norway during the Women's World Cup in France in June. Football Federation Australia announced a new deal on Wednesday to improve pay and conditions for the women's team, known as the Matildas. Martin Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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When U.K. Conservative Party Chairman James Cleverly opted not to appear on Kay Burley's morning news program, Burley turned her barrage of questions to the chair where Cleverly wasn't. Screenshot by NPR via Twitter hide caption

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President and CEO of Saudi Aramco Amin Nasser and company chairman Yasir al-Rumayyan at a press conference in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The privately-owned oil giant announced it will IPO next month. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Aramco, World's Most Profitable Company, Will Make First Public Offering

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