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First lady Hillary Clinton offers cookies to the Arkansas press corps during an interview with President Bill Clinton in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in 1993. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Cooked Up After A Hillary Clinton Gaffe, The First Spouse Cookie Battle Is Back

This year, it's Bill Clinton vs. Melania Trump in Family Circle magazine's presidential cookie competition — though some say the whole idea of the contest is antiquated.

Travis and Sadiye Rieder play with Sinem in their home. They've agreed that if they want more children, they'll adopt. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

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Fast Lane Rationale
Division Tycho
Pt. 2 Kanye West
Shimmer Tracey Chattaway

The Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise, Idaho, is a contract facility operated by Corrections Corporation of America. The Justice Department says it is phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found they have more safety and security problems than ones run by the government. Charlie Litchfield/AP hide caption

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Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

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Flight Hidden Orchestra

Gabriella Szucs of Hungary battles with Courtney Mathewson of the U.S. during the women's water polo semifinal match on Wednesday. The U.S. won, 14-10, to advance to the gold medal game against Italy on Friday. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Women Look To Defend Gold In Water Polo On Friday

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Solid Gold VHS or Beta
Cumbia de Jacobo Banda De Los Muertos

In the 10 years it took Natalie Portman to adapt Amos Oz's autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, she grew into the role of the lead character, Fania — the mother of young Amos, who has immigrated to Palestine from Eastern Europe. Ran Mendelson/Focus World hide caption

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It Took A Decade, But Portman 'Just Had To Make' Her Latest Film

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Moon RRAREBEAR
Goumari Watcha Clan

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seen here in 2012, are both facing competitive elections in 2016. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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How To Lose The Senate In 82 Days

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FUSE Hudson Mohawke
No Vacancy Bostich + Fussible

Ride-booking company Uber plans to offer customers self-driving cars in Pittsburgh soon. The vehicles will come with human backup drivers. Jared Wickerham/AP hide caption

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Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

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Jeeper Creeper Sinkane
Recensere Rous
Down,down, down The Expendables

Haitians protest in front of a U.N. office on Oct. 15, 2015, demanding reparations for families of people who suffered or died from cholera. The outbreak started in 2010, claiming some 9,000 lives. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Debate Continues Over U.N. Role In Bringing Cholera To Haiti

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Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown Portico Quartet
Very Special Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus et. al.

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Cooked Up After A Hillary Clinton Gaffe, The First Spouse Cookie Battle Is Back

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Sol Clap [#] Quantic
Río Ancho Paco de Lucía

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