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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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Supporters of Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster, demonstrated Wednesday outside the Washington, D.C., federal courthouse where Hashemi has appeared before a grand jury. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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James Jackson (right) confers with his lawyer during a hearing in criminal court Wednesday in New York. Jackson pleaded guilty to killing a black man with a sword, which prosecutors described as terrorism and a hate crime. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Forensic personnel load the corpse of a man into a van, after he was executed at a shopping mall in Acapulco, Mexico, on April 24, 2018. A new report recorded more than 33,000 homicides in 2018, making it the country's deadliest on record. Francisco Robles/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ocean Ramsey is pictured caressing the great white shark believed to be Deep Blue, a 20-foot-long female shark more than 50 years old. Juan Oliphant /One Ocean Diving hide caption

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Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a presentation on affordable housing in Bellevue, Wash., on Thursday. Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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