Vanessa Romo

Vanessa Romo

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British counterterrorism detectives said a "small bottle" is the source of the Novichok that poisoned a couple in Amesbury, England. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images

Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu said police spoke on Wednesday with Charlie Rowley, who recently awoke from a 10-day coma caused by exposure to Novichok. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union, announces a new deal with Horst Seehofer, the interior minister and chairman of Bavaria's Christian Social Union, in Berlin on Monday. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Michael Sohn/AP

A Texas Sheriff prohibited his deputies from off-duty work at the newly constructed child-holding facility at the Tornillo Port of Entry where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico's former president Vicente Fox, shown speaking at a news conference during the U.S.-Mexico Symposium on Legalization and Medical Use of Cannabis in 2013, announced on Monday he is joining High Times' board of directors. Mario Armas/AP hide caption

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Mario Armas/AP

The former head of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny, invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate hearing on Tuesday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Carolyn Kaster/AP

Catherine Healy, a former sex worker turned advocate is being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II, for work championing the rights of those in the sex trade. Courtesy of Catherine Healy hide caption

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Courtesy of Catherine Healy

On Wednesday the South Carolina Education Lottery announced it will not be delivering more than $30 million in prizes to players with winning tickets printed as a result of a computer glitch. Fitria Ramli / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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