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Micheail Ward continued to deny his role as the gunman in the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at a sentencing hearing on Jan. 14. Ward was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated battery in August. Jose M. Osorio/AP hide caption

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Transportation Security Administration agents help passengers through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., on Monday. Agents have been working without pay since the shutdown began. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Plastic waste washes in from Manila Bay and the ocean, covering the beach and mangrove trees of Freedom Island, a protected area in the bay. Jes Aznar for NPR hide caption

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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

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Motorists wait in line for hours to buy gasoline at a Pemex service station in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday. The Mexican president temporarily closed some of the state oil company's pipelines, in a bid to wipe out rampant fuel theft. Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An employee of Tokyo Electric Power Co. works at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant to decontaminate the area after the 2011 nuclear meltdown. A Vietnamese laborer in Japan on a training program says he was also put to work cleaning up the site, but with inadequate gear. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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William Barr, nominee to be Attorney General, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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American actress and singer Carol Channing starred in the musical "Hello Dolly!" in New York City in 1964. She died at 97. Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Bidding Farewell To 'Hello, Dolly!': Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators react after the results of the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal were announced in Parliament square in London on Tuesday. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in the film Stan & Ollie. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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John C. Reilly On The Comedy Of Laurel And Hardy: 'It's Almost Like A Ballet'

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