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Power lines are seen on Feb. 16 in Houston. The Public Utility Commission of Texas has declined to reverse $16 billion in charges from the worst of February's winter storm. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Former National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the US Capitol on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Gorman says she was tailed Friday night by a security guard who said she looked "suspicious." Win McNamee/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Police gesture toward protesters as security forces crack down on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on Sunday. The United Nations says at least 18 protesters were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month. Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Abducted students of Government Science College Kagara sit in the state conference hall after being freed in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria, on Saturday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A car carrying the body of protester Mya Thwet Thwet Khine is pictured at the head of a convoy during her funeral service Sunday in Naypyitaw. She was the first confirmed fatality in the ongoing protests against the military coup. Stringer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (from left), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sylvia Garcia help distribute food at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday. Elizabeth Conley/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle hands out water at a distribution site on Friday in Houston. Millions throughout the state remain under a boil water notice as many residents lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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A skeleton of an Allosaurus on display at Drouot auction house in Paris in October. A new theory says the dinosaurs were killed by a comet fragment that originally came from the edge of the solar system. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in Brooklyn on Jan. 23. Cuomo has defended the state's reporting of nursing home deaths. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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In a photo from Guinea's previous Ebola outbreak, medical staff clean their protection suits in March 2015 in Conakry, Guinea. Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak Sunday. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses media questions during a COVID-19 news conference on Feb. 14 in Wellington, New Zealand. Three new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Auckland, the country's largest city. Mark Tantrum/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters hold placards and shout slogans on Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar declared martial law in parts of the country, including its two largest cities, as protests continued to draw people to the streets after the military staged a coup. Hkun Lat/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael van der Veen, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, walks to the Senate floor on the fourth day of the Senate impeachment trial, which had been expected to wrap up Saturday. Jabin Botsford/AP hide caption

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