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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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Indian security forces inspect the remains of a vehicle following an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy that killed at least 44 officers and injured several others in Kashmir south of Srinagar on Thursday. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Canadian diplomats who became mysteriously ill while posted to Cuba are suing the Canadian government. The $28 million lawsuit alleges the government failed to protect them, hid crucial information and downplayed the seriousness of the risks. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Rescue teams paid homage to the victims of the rupture of the Córrego do Feijão dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, on Feb. 1. As of Monday, 121 were reported dead, another 205 were still missing. Rodney Costa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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A London jury convicted a woman of committing female genital mutilation on her daughter, when the child was 3. It is first time anyone in the U.K. has been found guilty of the crime since it became illegal in 1985. Kirsty O'Connor /Press Association Images via Getty Images hide caption

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On Thursday ICE officials confirmed at least six immigrant detainees on a hunger strike are being force-fed through a nasal tube. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Thailand's Pollution Control Department declared air quality in the the Thai capital unhealthy, leading to the closure of 400 public schools through the end of the week. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Tuesday, the FBI announced it could not uncover what drove Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people, honored at a memorial, and injure hundreds more in October 2017 in Las Vegas. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A measles outbreak in Washington state has triggered a state of emergency. In Clark County, where 35 cases have been reported, 31 were not immunized. Courtney Perry for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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In this Jan. 9 photo, Dr. Erik Clary of Oklahoma State University holds a puppy named Milo, born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk.The dog is recovering after surgery. Derinda Blakeney/AP hide caption

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New York City officials on Thursday announced a $3.3 million settlement with the family of Kalief Browder, who died by suicide after spending nearly three years in Rikers Island, most of it in solitary confinement. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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This is a visualization of global Internet attacks, seen during the 4th China Internet Security Conference in Beijing. Microsoft's Bing search engine is no longer accessible in China, the company reports. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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