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Amy Held

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Amy Held is an editor on the newscast unit. She regularly reports breaking news on air and online.

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U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured in 2015, tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. The nation is poised to lift sweeping restrictions, despite a spike in cases led by the delta variant. Leon Neal/AP hide caption

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A man rides a bike near the village for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. On Saturday, officials announced the first case of COVID-19 found at the center housing thousands of athletes. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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An injured school student is transported to a hospital after a bomb explosion near a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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Bombing Near Kabul School Kills At Least 50, Many Of Them Girls

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Family members and relatives wearing protective gear arrive to cremate the bodies of victims who died of the COVID-19 at an open air crematorium on the outskirts of Bangalore on Saturday. Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A firefighter administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center near Paris on Monday. The European Union has signed a deal to buy as many as 1.8 billion doses. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A woman wearing a medical mask rides an escalator at Milan Central train station on Sunday after Italy's government restricted much of the country in an effort to stanch the spread of the coronavirus. Claudio Furlan/AP hide caption

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday he would spend $10 billion of his own fortune to launch a global initiative to fight climate change. He is photographed here in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, photographed in 2012, was named Iraq's next prime minister. Following his appointment on Saturday, Allawi made a show of support with the anti-government protest movement. Prashant Rao /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An employee wears a protective mask as he sits in an Apple store after it shut Saturday in Beijing. Apple announced it was closing all 42 of its stores in mainland China until Feb. 10 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Sheletta and Shawn Brundidge, alongside their four children, were the first fans to use the sensory room at the Minnesota Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium. Opened during the August pre-season, the space comes with trained therapists and provides fans, including those with autism, a break from the excitement of the game. Tami Hedrick/Minnesota Vikings hide caption

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Marium, a lost baby dugong, gets a hug from an official of Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. The 8-month-old mammal, who captured hearts online, died after biologists believe she ate plastic waste. Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP hide caption

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Antonio Basco hugs a boy at the memorial service for his wife, Margie Reckard, at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas. Basco, who doesn't have many local friends and family, invited the public to attend. Jonathan Levinson/OPB hide caption

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El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral

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The British naval vessel HMS Montrose, pictured in 2014, was forced to intercede on behalf of a British tanker blocked by Iranian ships in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defense. U.K. Ministry of Defence via AP hide caption

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