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South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker, second from right, cheers with teammate Kaylene Corbett, right, and medalists Annie Lazor and Lilly King of Team USA after winning the final of the women's 200m breaststroke swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Friday. Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The remains of a burned home are seen in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 26, 2021. Extreme weather events have claimed hundreds of lives worldwide in recent weeks, and upcoming forecasts for wildfire and hurricane seasons are dire. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fuel holding tanks are pictured at Colonial Pipeline's Dorsey Junction Station in Woodbine, Maryland in May 2021, the month that a cyberattack disrupted gas supply to the eastern U.S. for several days. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Flag bearers Phumelela Luphumlo Mbande and Chad Le Clos of Team South Africa lead their team out during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent uses night vision goggles near Roma, Texas in August 2016. More than 100 such devices have gone missing from the Fort Hood Army post near Killeen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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DACA counted some 636,000 active recipients — sometimes known as DREAMers — at the end of last year. Callaghan OHare/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A humpback whale jumps in the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga National Natural Park in Colombia in 2018. Michael Packard says he was nearly swallowed by one such whale on Friday as he dove for lobsters off the coast of Provincetown Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2011, when Biden was U.S. vice president and Putin was Russia's prime minister. A decade later, the two will meet as presidents in Geneva on June 16. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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An East Texas bakery initially faced backlash over its Pride Month-themed cookies, but is now selling out of its goods and gaining fans across the country. It's also receiving donations and passing them along to local charities. Jens Kalaene/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Drivers wait to refuel vehicles Wednesday at a Costco Wholesale Corp. gas station in Dunwoody, Ga. Officials are urging people not to panic-buy as motorists in Southeastern states put a run on gas stations. Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In a year where loss, grief, technology and identity have been at the forefront of the national conversation, the budding trend of email opt-outs are for many both a welcome change and a sign of what may lie ahead. Jordan Kirchner hide caption

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Jordan Kirchner

Italian officials have announced a project to build and install a high-tech, retractable floor inside the ancient Roman Colosseum by 2023, some two centuries after archaeologists removed the arena's stage. Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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Benin Bronze artifacts on display in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany. An international consortium is working on repatriating artifacts which were looted in the late 19th century. Daniel Bockwoldt/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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