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A self-driving Waymo Chrysler Pacifica in Chandler, Ariz., in July. The Department of Transportation says it wants to remove barriers to innovation in autonomous car technology.
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A raccoon sitting on the stump of a tree in the Beaches in Toronto. The Toronto Star's Amy Dempsey thinks there's a particularly smart one in her neighborhood.
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Gabriella Ortiz talks on the phone while walking in her neighborhood in Castle Hayne, N.C., on Saturday. Surge and rain water from Florence continue to flood Northside Mobile Home Park. Fallen limbs and debris have cut off power and access.
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Ugandan politician and musician Bobi Wine has led opposition to Uganda's president, who has been in power since 1986. Wine says soldiers tortured him, but he will return to Uganda.
Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (center) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on Monday. Foreign governments and human rights groups condemned the decision.
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State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, left, receives congratulations from Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, center, and Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, after passage of the bill Friday in Sacramento.
Venezuelan refugees wait outside the Brazilian Immigration Point in the border city of Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil, on Aug. 20. Brazil's president said armed forces would be sent to the area.
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