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Children play with beach towels on a windy day in Belmar, N.J., on Tuesday. Millions are expected to hit the road or board a plane to celebrate Memorial Day weekend as more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions are scaled back. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Law enforcement officers respond to a mass shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority facility on Wednesday in San Jose, Calif. A Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said the rail yard shooting left multiple people, including the shooter, dead. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Belarusian police detain journalist Roman Protasevich (center) in Minsk, Belarus, on March 26, 2017. On Sunday, Protasevich was arrested after his international flight was diverted to Belarus. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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In addition to the rare 1933 Babe Ruth card, Memory Lane Inc. says the sale will feature more than 1,000 items including "some of the finest known examples of other Hall of Fame players including Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams and Cy Young, as well as World Series program books dating back to 1903." Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images hide caption

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"Our mother lost her life because of this," Prince Harry said in a statement Thursday following the release of a scathing report that says Martin Bashir secured a one-on-one interview with Princess Diana by lying and falsifying documents. Herman Knippertz/AP hide caption

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Karen Garner was arrested on June 26, 2020 after officials say she tried to shoplift about $14 worth of merchandise from a local Walmart in Loveland, Colo. Screengrab courtesy of attorney Sarah Shielke, Life and Liberty Law Office hide caption

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Screengrab courtesy of attorney Sarah Shielke, Life and Liberty Law Office

In its filing to dismiss a defamation suit, Fox News said it was within the bounds of the First Amendment to air claims about Dominion Voting Systems and that the company has failed to back up its allegations of "actual malice." Ben Gray/AP hide caption

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Few Asian and Pacific Islander actors are cast in lead movie roles, with Dwayne Johnson being one exception, according to a new study. Joel C Ryan/Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP hide caption

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The advance child tax credit program is part of the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion economic aid package called the American Rescue Plan that was passed in March. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The CDC's new guidelines on face coverings and social distancing are raising questions about grocery store requirements moving forward. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A crack in a steel beam on the Interstate 40 bridge, near Memphis, Tenn., caused authorities to order an emergency closure, disrupting road and Mississippi River traffic. Tennessee Department of Transportation via AP hide caption

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