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Co-champions of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee (from left) Shruthika Padhy, Erin Howard, Rishik Gandhasri, Christopher Serrao, Saketh Sundar, Sohum Sukhatankar, Rohan Raja and Abhijay Kodali hold the trophy in Oxon Hill, Md., on Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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"Less than two years since the world outrage over the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya population, the Myanmar military is again committing horrific abuses against ethnic groups in Rakhine State," Amnesty International said. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People watch from the Liberty Memorial as a severe storm that dropped several tornadoes earlier approaches downtown Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, shortly before striking Douglas County, Kansas. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Police forensic experts investigate a crime scene where a man stabbed 19 people, including children in Kawasaki on May 28. Two people, including a child, are reportedly dead. Jiji Press /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Storm damage litters a residential neighborhood, in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday, after a rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight. The storms were packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured earlier this month in France, told reporters on Thursday that the tech giant is making great strides in fighting hate speech and crime online. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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The family of the woman who was raped and then gave birth last December has filed new documents alleging she may have been impregnated before. They are seeking $45 million in damages. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Kenneth Feinberg has been appointed to oversee talks between Bayer's lawyers and plaintiffs' representatives for a court-mandated settlement over claims that the weedkiller Roundup caused cancer. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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A mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service makes deliveries at a Florida apartment complex in June 2018. The USPS has partnered with TuSimple to launch a multistate driverless semitruck test program on Tuesday. It doesn't involve home deliveries. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Whitney Houston's estate announced a slew of new projects featuring the beloved singer, including a hologram tour, a new album or previously unreleased songs, a possible Broadway musical and a Vegas show. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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The wake of a supply vessel heading toward a working platform crosses over an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2015. The Coast Guard says it has contained the oil spill. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Drivers line up in the border city of Juárez in Mexico's Chihuahua state, as they attempt to cross the border at El Paso, Texas. The Guatemalan consul has confirmed that a Guatemalan boy apprehended with his mother last month had died Tuesday night. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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