Vanessa Romo

Vanessa Romo

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pictured speaking at an event in September, died after a fight broke out in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, according to Saudi state TV. Middle East Monitor via Reuters hide caption

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Middle East Monitor via Reuters

Academy Award-winner Kobe Bryant was removed as a juror from the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after protests stemming from past sexual assault allegations against him. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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The 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears shows nearly 74 percent of Americans fear government corruption. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Albert Lexie pushes his shoeshine cart at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. By the time he retired in December 2013, the hospital reported he had given $202,000 to the Free Care Fund, which provides financial assistance for under- and uninsured children. Lexie died of an undisclosed health condition. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh hide caption

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UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

A British advertising watchdog group ruled on Wednesday that the Spotify horror ad is "likely to cause undue distress to children." Chester Bennington/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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USA Gymnastics hired Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer on Friday. But after intense criticism from many of the sport's biggest stars, Bono tendered her resignation on Tuesday. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday against Tesla CEO Elon Musk, accusing him of securities fraud. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Kiichiro Sato/AP

SEC Sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk

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A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death. Vivian Abagiu/College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas in Austin hide caption

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Vivian Abagiu/College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas in Austin

Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, at his shop in Austin, Texas, last month. On Tuesday, the company announced Wilson resigned and severed all ties with the company on Sept. 21. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Jordan McNair, seen playing high school football in 2016, died on June 13, 2018, two weeks after collapsing during a University of Maryland team workout. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin on Friday against Walmart Inc. for alleged unlawful discrimination against pregnant employees. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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