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Former first lady Michelle Obama, pictured in October 2016, announced on Sunday that her new memoir titled Becoming will be released on November 13. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Glamour hide caption

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Two South Korean speedskaters face public outrage for unsportsmanlike behavior during a race. Now fans want them banned from the national team. Aris Messinis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rev. Billy Graham's casket will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for two days. Mourners are invited to pay their final respects before a private funeral. Peter A Harris/AP hide caption

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Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family Court on Tuesday gave Mitsutoki Shigeta sole legal custody of the children he fathered (pictured above) using Thai surrogate mothers, ruling that he's financially stable and showed his plans to care for them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File) Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators participate in a "lie-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House. Grassroots groups are planning hundreds more protests in coming weeks. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Head coach Sandra Kiriasis threatened to take the Jamaican women's bobsled with her after getting fired from the team. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF hide caption

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An African penguin holds a Valentine's Day card at the California Academy of Sciences. The birds use the love tokens to line their nests and encourage breeding. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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