Thick clouds emanate from a coal-burning power plant in Baishan, in the Jilin province of China. In an effort to boost its economy, China has recently started greenlighting coal projects that had been on hold.
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President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal courthouse in Washington on July 10. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.
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UNC-Chapel Hill students are unhappy with a university proposal to display a confederate statue in a new building. Police stand guard after the statue, known as Silent Sam, was toppled by protesters on campus in August.