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Rescue workers search the rubble of the Champlain Towers South condominium, Saturday. Search and rescue teams found another victim buried underneath the rubble on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 12. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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The yellow crazy ant was last spotted by Crazy Ant Strike Teams on the vital seabird nesting grounds in December 2017, but it was too soon to tell if they'd been fully extinguished because their colonies are found underground. Robert Peck/HCSU/USGS hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin appears at a Senate hearing earlier this month. On Tuesday, he said he will support long-debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Defense Secretary Will Back A Seismic Shift In Prosecuting Military Sex Assault Cases

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Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib said on Monday that he would not have been able to publicly come out as gay without the support of the NFL and his teammates. Jeff Bottari/AP hide caption

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Patricia McCloskey and her husband Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor crimes on Thursday. They also agreed to forfeit both weapons they used when they confronted protesters in front of their home in June of last year. Jim Salter/AP hide caption

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Opal Lee, shown earlier this month, is celebrating this week's passage of legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday. President Biden signed the bill Thursday. Amanda McCoy/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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When relaying why she chose the farm fields for her college graduation photo shoot, Jennifer Rocha explained it's because that's where her parents "sacrificed their backs, their sweat, their early mornings, late afternoons, working cold winters, hot summers just to give me and my sisters an education." Branden Rodriguez/Instagram @branden.shoots hide caption

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Black-legged ticks carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme have been found in the coastal chaparrals surrounding California beaches. James Gathany/CDC via AP hide caption

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Court documents state that Emma Coronel Aispuro (center) controlled a vast fortune earned from the sale of multi-ton cocaine, heroin and marijuana shipments. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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The International Olympic Committee plans to implement strict virus-prevention measures that include segregation of athletes from the general population and a ban on overseas fans. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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The Justice Department has assembled a new task force to confront ransomware after what officials say was the most costly year on record for the crippling cyberattacks. It managed to recover $2.3 million of the ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline in an attack earlier this year, the department announced Monday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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