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Louise and Daivd Turpin, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts for the abuse of 12 their 13 children, listened on Friday as two of their adult children testified in court. Will Lester/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sylvia Hatchell, who has led the Tar Heels since 1986, did not address the allegations against her or the findings of the independent report. Robert Franklin/AP hide caption

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided on Tuesday that asylum-seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't have the right to be released on bond by an immigration court judge while their cases are pending. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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CCTV footage shows how three men clawed an ATM out of a wall and made off with a cash box in under five minutes. It is the eighth such incident in Northern Ireland since the start of the year. CCTV/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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CCTV/Screenshot by NPR

The USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17, 2017. The $1.8 billion destroyer, manned by a 300-member crew, had been steaming on a secret mission to the South China Sea when it was struck by a cargo ship more than three times its size. Seven sailors died. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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Three seasoned deputies — one with at least 20 years on the force — a detective who happened to be in the area, and two canine officers all responded to the call of a burglary in progress at a Cedar Hills home near Portland, Ore. Instead, they found a trapped robotic vacuum cleaner. Washington County sheriff hide caption

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Washington County sheriff

More than 285 cases of the measles have been reported in New York since October. Nearly all are associated with people who live in the Williamsburg or Borough Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 sits grounded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March. Ethiopian officials on Thursday released the initial report into last month's crash of a Max 8. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot celebrates Tuesday during her election night party in Chicago. Kamil Krzaczynski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Says City Has 'Fractured Relationship' With Police

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The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Tuesday it will discontinue a research program that involved killing thousands of cats. The agency has been under pressure to put an end to the program. USDA photo obtained through a FOIA request/White Coat Waste Project hide caption

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USDA photo obtained through a FOIA request/White Coat Waste Project

A woman holds a placard reading "We Want Water and Electricity" as she shouts slogans during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, about a lack of water and electric service during a new power outage in the country on Sunday. President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30-day electricity rationing plan to help as the government works to restore service. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Lucy Flores and then-Vice President Joe Biden at a rally on Nov. 1, 2014 in Las Vegas. Flores accuses Biden of acting inappropriately during that visit. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, an event related to combating campus sexual assault, on Tuesday. Activist and former candidate Lucy Flores says Biden touched her in 2014, in an encounter that "wasn't violent or sexual, it was demeaning and disrespectful." Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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