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Thursday

University of Pittsburgh researchers developed a prototype device that can measure the amount of THC in a person's breath. Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh hide caption

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Scientists Unveil Weed Breathalyzer, Launching Debate Over Next Steps

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Saturday

Even birds who are accustomed to urban noises can be spooked by the boom of fireworks, take off and crash into trees, cars and buildings. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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This 4th Of July, Think Of Your Feathered Friends As You Plan For Fireworks

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Sunday

Above, an elevated view of start-ups in the Collective Temperance Hospital in London in 2016. Lionel Derimais/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The Decelerator: How Do You Shut Down A Startup?

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Saturday

Rachel Held Evans amassed a loyal following over more than a decade of reflecting on faith issues. An Episcopalian, she was a popular and sometimes divisive figure among evangelicals. She died on Saturday. Daniel Evans via Chaffee Management hide caption

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Rachel Held Evans, Christian Writer Who Questioned Evangelical Beliefs, Dies At 37

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Sunday

Author and historian Ron Chernow speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. James Lawler Duggan/Reuters hide caption

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Friday

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday upheld a mandatory measles vaccinations order. On the same day, the United Talmudical Academy, pictured here, reopened after being closed for failing to comply with a Health Department order that required it to provide medical and attendance records amid a measles outbreak. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Rod Williams, a Purdue University associate professor, holds a hellbender that he and a team of students collected in southern Indiana's Blue River in 2014. The Eastern hellbender salamander is set to be Pennsylvania's official state amphibian. Rick Callahan/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused by a teacher when she was 15 years old. Pictured here, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the headquarters for the archdiocese, in 2013. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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A nurse prepares the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, N.Y., earlier this month. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, pictured here in an undated photo, was captured in Syria in 2013. Her name was kept secret until Sunday. International Committee of the Red Cross via AP hide caption

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Starr, a female bald eagle, looks over her eaglets in a nest along the Mississippi River in April. She is raising the three eaglets along with her two male partners, Valor I and Valor II. Stewards of Upper Mississippi River Refuge via AP hide caption

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Monday

People look up at the damage caused to Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday in Paris. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, causing the famous spire to collapse. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Officials at Kruger National Park in South Africa said a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and his remains eaten by lions. Pictured here, an elephant in the park in 2016. Kevin Anderson/AP hide caption

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African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat (from left), Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker light the flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, on Sunday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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People walk by election campaign billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu (left) alongside the Blue and White party leaders, including Benny Gantz. Ahead of Tuesday's election, Netanyahu has pledged to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Friday

A coroner's jury has said Jennifer and Sarah Hart purposefully drove themselves and their six children off a cliff in northern California last year. Pictured here, the pullout along Highway 1 where their SUV was recovered. Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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The hotel chain Motel 6 agreed on Thursday to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming hotel guest information was improperly provided to immigration officials, according to Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Australian Attorney General Christian Porter (left) and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference in Canberra. Australia's parliament has passed legislation punishing Internet platforms for failing to remove violent audio and video. Mick Tsikas/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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Wednesday