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White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, left, is seen with Keith Kellog, center, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, watching Marine One carrying President Donald Trump leave the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Students stand outside Oxford High School, near memorial items that were placed after the November 2021 shooting that took place at the Michigan school. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands beside President Biden and other world leaders posing for a photo during the NATO summit on Wednesday in Madrid, Spain. The defense alliance declared Russia a direct threat and members are committing to boost troop levels and position heavy equipment along NATO's eastern flank. Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., stopped providing emergency contraceptives due to the state's abortion ban, then reversed course. Carlos Moreno/KCUR hide caption

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A bison lays down in front of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., on June 22. A 34-year-old man was gored by a bull bison in Yellowstone this week, suffering an arm injury, park officials said. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Woody Williams assists with the coin toss before Super Bowl 52 in February 2018 in Minneapolis. Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday at 98, at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in Huntington, W.Va. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Cars fill up a Walmart parking lot in November in Philadelphia. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole "hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her husband, Paul, on Wednesday before celebrating a Mass on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Pelosi received Communion during the papal Mass, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Vatican Media via AP hide caption

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President Biden waits for the start of a roundtable meeting at the NATO summit in Madrid. He announced the U.S. would increase its military presence in Europe. Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Zoe Touray (left) Eliyah Cohen (middle) and RuQuan Brown (right) are some of the student activists leading the charge for gun reform. March For Our Lives (left) Sean Sugai (middle) Prolific Films (right) hide caption

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Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded. Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AP hide caption

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District Attorney José Garza, pictured in Austin, Texas, in 2021. He is one of nearly 90 elected prosecutors from across the country who has publicly pledged not to prosecute those seeking or providing abortions. The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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This Texas district attorney is one of dozens who have vowed not to prosecute abortion

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