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Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), speaks at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday. On Friday, the U.S. announced it would cease funding of the aid organization. Raad Adayleh/AP hide caption

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A demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Earth during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on June 2. On Thursday a Federal Court of Appeal ruled to stop the expansion projects indefinitely. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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First responders work the scene of a collision between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck Thursday on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border. Multiple people were killed and others were seriously injured. Chris Jones/AP hide caption

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Gov. Jerry Brown holds a copy of a bill to end bail he signed Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, co-authored by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, third from right, and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, right, makes California the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial. It goes into effect in October 2019. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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On Monday, Jared Kushner's family business, Kushner Cos., was fined $210,000 by New York City for falsifying construction building permits. The violations occurred while the presidential adviser was CEO of the company. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Archbishop Robert Carlson pictured at Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in St. Louis. On Thursday, he invited AG Josh Hawley to review church records and it's handling of sexual abuse allegations. Robert Cohen/AP hide caption

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Heleine Tchayou, center, the mother of Charly Leundeu Keunang, a homeless man who was shot and killed during a confrontation on Skid Row by Los Angeles police, arrives at a news conference in Los Angeles in 2015. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.9 million settlement with Keunang's family. Tami Abdollah/AP hide caption

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In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The Army said in court documents it has reinstated more than 30 immigrant recruits and reservists whose contracts had been terminated. Mike Knaak/AP hide caption

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A fire helicopter takes off through smoke rising to make a drop on active fires in Yosemite National Park last week after the park reopened following a three-week closure. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Canopy Growth Corp., the parent company of Corona beer and other alcoholic drinks, is expanding its partnership with a Canadian pot producer, betting on the continued growth in the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, pictured in 2008, has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from deporting immigrants under new rules that largely bar asylum in domestic and gang violence cases. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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The single dog tag in the 55 boxes of human remains turned over to the U.S. by North Korea last week was still readable. It was presented to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel's two sons at a ceremony on Wednesday. Jay Price /Member station WUNC hide caption

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A rural New Mexico compound that was searched for a missing child. Officials announced they found the body of a young boy at the compound on Monday, but have not determined his identity. Taos County Sheriff/AP hide caption

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Tetsuo Yukioka, managing director of Tokyo Medical University, speaks during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Tokyo. The school confirmed that it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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