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Gwen Ifill, one of the nation's most esteemed journalists, will be the face of the U.S. Post Office 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series. USPS via AP hide caption

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Journalist Gwen Ifill Honored With Black Heritage Forever Stamp

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Actress Annabella Sciorra described in detail the alleged assault by Harvey Weinstein during his trial on Thursday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

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An air tanker operated by Canada-based Coulson Aviation drops fire retardant on the Morton Fire burning in bushland close to homes at Penrose, south of Sydney, earlier this month. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via Reuters hide caption

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Drinking fountains are marked "Do Not Drink Until Further Notice" at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., in May 2016. After 18 months of insisting that water drawn from the Flint River was safe to drink, officials admitted it was not. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez, pictured in November, faces controversy over potential corruption following the discovery of a warehouse full of disaster supplies, some dating back to 2017's Hurricane Maria. Gladys Vega/Getty Images hide caption

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Political Unrest In Puerto Rico After Discovery Of Unused Hurricane Aid

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After an internal review of how foreign military students are screened, the U.S. Department of Defense says it will implement new security measures for prospective cadets. Josh Brasted/Getty Images hide caption

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From left: Luke Austin Lane, Jacob Kaderli and Michael Helterbrand are accused of plotting "to overthrow the government and murder a Bartow County couple," according to police in Floyd County, Ga. AP hide caption

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Details about the forthcoming assistance for earthquake victims remain vague but a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency told NPR the funds will be released "on an ongoing basis." Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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From left, then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in a USMCA signing ceremony in November 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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