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Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage as he was preparing for a speaking event in western New York on Friday. Grant Pollard/Invision/AP hide caption

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Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking after stabbing attack

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Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke called one campaign rally attendee a "motherf--" Thursday after the individual laughed during a discussion about mass shootings. Experts think this will both hurt and help the democrat, who likely took his language a little too far. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay just under $50 million in damages to a pair of parents whose son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Briana Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Infowars founder Alex Jones listens to a supporter at the Texas State Capital building on April 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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A jury says InfoWars' Alex Jones must pay 2 Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million

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President Barack Obama awards Bill Russell the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. The president recognized Russell not just for his legendary basketball career, but for his work as an activist on and off the court. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers caught a Greenland shark off the coast of Belize in April, the first reported sighting of the species in the western Caribbean. The shark is typically found in the Arctic and at depths of up to 7,000 feet below the ocean surface. Devanshi Kasana hide caption

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Flash flooding in eastern Kentucky has killed at least 25 people and resulted in 18,000 power outages. Gov. Andy Beshear said the state is still conducting search and rescue efforts and won't be able to start rebuilding for days and potentially weeks. Leandro Lozada/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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At least 25 people have died in Kentucky's devastating floods, governor says

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Political activist Olivia Julianna, 19, was publicly shamed by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz after the congressman said women who are fat or ugly don't need to worry about getting pregnant or having an abortion. She started raising money for abortion funds across the country after Gaetz attempted to humiliate her, and has since raised over $700,000. Callaghan O'Hare for The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Survivors of a migrant boat that capsized perch on the overturned vessel off the coast of New Providence island, Bahamas. Royal Bahamas Defence Force/Reuters hide caption

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist works with polio virus material. The first case of polio in nearly decade was detected in a New York patient Thursday. The individual was unvaccinated and likely contracted the virus from an individual outside of the country. James Gathany/CDC hide caption

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Sand tiger sharks can grow to up to 10 feet in length, but juveniles average 3 to 5 feet. These sharks have a menacing appearance, but aren't known for unprovoked attacks on humans. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The view from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountain is the tallest peak in the park and sits on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. It's sacred to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, who hope to see the name of the mountain changed to Kuwahi, which their ancestors called the mountain for hundreds of years. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When you save or send photos, videos, texts and other digital messages on your devices, that data is extremely difficult to remove, even if you delete it from your phone or computer. Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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