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Vehicles pass each other on a flooded street in Chico, Calif. Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Starbucks announced on Thursday it will start blocking pornography and illegal content on its free Wi-Fi networks in stores throughout the U.S. Ted S. Warren/Associated Press hide caption

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Juan Antonio Hernández, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and a former congressman, was arrested in Miami on Friday. He is accused of collaborating with multiple criminal organizations in Honduras, Colombia and Mexico to smuggle tons of cocaine into the U.S. Orlanda Sierra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rhino horns are prized in Asian countries and can garner tens of thousands of dollars per pound. Wildlife conservationists argue that the appetite for the endangered species' appendage in legal and illegal markets has decimated the population across Africa. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a ban on junk food advertisements across the city's transportation network on Friday. The new rules will take effect on Feb. 25, 2019. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump, pictured at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, continued to rail against the 9th Circuit Court Appeals. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Susan Walsh/AP

Former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon, pictured before a Senate subcommittee in Washington, was charged on Tuesday with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Carolyn Kaster/AP

On Monday, 43 alleged associates of the Ghost Face Gangsters were indicted on federal charges related to drug trafficking and firearms possessions throughout eastern Georgia and beyond. U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Georgia hide caption

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U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Georgia

For the first time since women have been allowed to apply, a woman has passed the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, placing her on the path to become the first female Green Beret. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors charged Johnny Bobbitt (from left), Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday for fabricating a feel-good story to launch a fundraising campaign that drew more than $400,000 in donations. Burlington County Prosecutors Office /AP hide caption

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Burlington County Prosecutors Office /AP