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Smallpox virus, colorized and magnified in this micrograph 42,000 times, is the real concern for biologists working on a cousin virus — horsepox. They're hoping to develop a better vaccine against smallpox, should that human scourge ever be used as a bioweapon.
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President Trump and Vice President Pence watch the Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20, 2017. The military is now looking at options for a military parade at Trump's request.
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House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaks to reporters at the Capitol last year. Nunes is at the center of a political firestorm over the release of a memo critiquing FBI surveillance.
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A group of Yellowstone National Park bison are in a holding pen in March 2016. Park officials are now looking for 52 bison that made a run for it after someone cut a hole in their holding pen.
ICE agents apprehended Jose Mares in California in 2017 before he was deported to Mexico. Mares had entered the U.S. illegally when he was 8 years old.
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