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Britney Spears at a movie premiere in 2019. She pleaded with a judge on Wednesday to end a conservatorship that has controlled her personal and business lives for years. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Britney Spears Speaks Her Mind At Last In Conservatorship Hearing

Addressing a judge personally for the first time, the pop star called for an end to her long-running conservatorship.

U.S. Marines take cover as they push into the center of Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004. The battle for the city produced the heaviest urban fighting of the Iraq war. Anja Niedringhaus /AP hide caption

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Is It OK To Commemorate One Of Iraq's Bloodiest Battles In A Video Game?

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Syrian Tourism Minister Mohammed Rami Martini (center) attends a tourism conference in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on May 26. It was a rare visit by a representative of Syria's Bashar Assad government to an international forum hosted by Saudi Arabia. Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Arab Nations That Opposed Assad's Regime Have Begun Rebuilding Ties With Syria

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Cleveland's Tree Coalition has set an ambitious goal. It wants to plant hundreds of thousands of trees over the next two decades. So far, though, the city's tree canopy is still shrinking. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Bringing Back Trees To 'Forest City's' Redlined Areas Helps Residents And The Climate

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Hurricane Irma damaged homes in the Florida Keys in 2017. A new study finds buildings in the contiguous U.S. are concentrated in disaster-prone areas. Matt McClain/AP hide caption

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More Than Half Of U.S. Buildings Are In Places Prone To Disaster, Study Finds

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John McAfee talks to the media outside Beacon Hotel where he stayed after arriving from Guatemala in December 2012 in Miami Beach, Fla. McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison cell on Wednesday, according to his lawyer. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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John McAfee, Software Pioneer, Found Dead In A Spanish Prison Cell

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Britney Spears at a movie premiere in 2019. She pleaded with a judge on Wednesday to end a conservatorship that has controlled her personal and business lives for years. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Britney Spears Asks Court To End Conservatorship, Detailing Its Control Over Her Life

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