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The Dark Energy Camera, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy to make a map of distant galaxies, is mounted on the Blanco Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Chilean Andes. Reidar Hahn/Courtesy of The Dark Energy Survey hide caption

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A Friend For Pluto: Astronomers Find New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

The object known for now as 2014 UZ224 is only about 330 miles across and takes 1,100 years to orbit the sun. But one of the most interesting things about it is the way researchers found it.

Girls stand in front of their destroyed home in the Dumont section of Port Salut, Haiti. They're now living in the thatched shack that's directly behind the rubble of their home. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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How Many Houses Did Hurricane Leave Standing In Port Salut, Haiti?

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Transitions Derrick Hodge
Heart Of A Dreamer Derrick Hodge
Andromede Vibes (Ode To Samurai Champloo) Kyo Itachi

Zimbabwe's riot police clash with protesters who oppose the introduction of bond notes by the country's Reserve Bank, in the capital, Harare, on Aug. 17. The bank says the notes will be equivalent to the U.S. dollar, which serves as the country's main currency. But the announcement has prompted many to withdraw their U.S. dollars from banks. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Dollar Is Zimbabwe's Main Currency, And It's Disappearing Fast

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Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd after speaking at The Ohio State University on Monday. It was her largest crowd of the entire campaign. Maddie McGarvey/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Are Better Than That': Clinton Sees An Opening In Voters Turned Off By Trump

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The Ballad of Floating Fire Hadoken

Republican candidate for President Donald Trump waves a "Terrible Towel" — an icon of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to supporters in Ambridge, Pa., on Monday Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes 'Shackles' Off, On The Trail And On Twitter

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The Dark Energy Camera, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy to make a map of distant galaxies, is mounted on the Blanco Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Chilean Andes. Reidar Hahn/Courtesy of The Dark Energy Survey hide caption

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A Friend For Pluto: Astronomers Find New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

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Pez Owen was joyriding in her Cessna airplane when she first spotted a giant X etched in the desert. "It's not on the [flight] chart. There just wasn't any indication of this huge cross," she says. Chuck Penson/Pez Owen hide caption

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Decades-Old Mystery Put To Rest: Why Are There X's In The Desert?

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Substitutes for Oblivion The Seven Mile Journey
The Oddmory Principle The Seven Mile Journey

Tuesday's case tests the constitutionality of widespread rules that bar courts from examining evidence of racial bias in jury deliberations. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Hears Case On Racial Bias In Jury Deliberations

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference at the airport in Davao City, prior to his departure for the ASEAN summit on Sept. 5. He called President Obama a "son of a bitch" and warned him not to question extrajudicial killings in the Philippines' war on drugs. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Distrusts The U.S.

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