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National Guard members examine a terrain model of Capitol Hill on Thursday. U.S. Capitol Police requested the guardsmen stay another two months after threats of further violence emerged.
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Former U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack contracted with a private law firm to investigate his own staff, a task usually done by government specialists.
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Ghana is the first country to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX program. Above: The vaccines are unloaded at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on February 24.
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A pumpjack operates in the desert oil fields in southern Bahrain on April 22, 2020. Bahrain and other members of the OPEC+ alliance decided Thursday to keep output largely unchanged as they hope to push crude prices even higher after a recent rally.
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Former Laurel, Md., police chief David Crawford is under arrest, facing dozens of criminal charges related to a string of arson attacks on homes and garages.
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According to Zhang Zhixiong's family, Juxin Mining Co. paid for several village infrastructure projects, including building new apartment complexes for local residents. The buildings were weeks away from completion before Zhang was arrested and now stand abandoned in the middle of the village.
School desks make up an exhibit called "Pandemic Classroom" at the United Nations in New York City. Each of the 168 seats represents 1 million children living in countries where schools have been entirely closed almost a year.
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Stockton, Calif., resident Susie Garza displays the debit card on which she received a monthly stipend as part of a pilot universal basic income program. The program began in 2019, when this photo was taken.
Kevin Chen, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, envisions a time when his insect-sized drone could be used as a search and rescue robot — to find survivors in disaster debris that bigger drones couldn't reach.
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Scotch whisky producers are welcoming news of a breakthrough on tariffs, which came as the industry adjusted to both Brexit and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, an employee rolls a whisky barrel at the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, central Scotland, last week.
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Dr. Raj Panjabi, the newly named head of the President's Malaria Initiative, treating patients during a visit to Liberia, where he was born and lived until 1990. He'll lead the effort to prevent and treat malaria around the world. Each year, some 400,000 people die of a disease that, he notes, is "preventable and treatable."
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Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency's resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report.
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