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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexual assault of a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., walks out of a New York courthouse on Aug. 8 after being charged with insider trading. Collins suspended his congressional campaign after the indictment but has decided to resume his re-election bid. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Kicker Brandon McManus (8) of the Denver Broncos kicks the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter on Sunday at Broncos Stadium. Eric Lutzens/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers display ivory seized from poachers around the country. KWS has played a critical role in carrying out operations against poachers. Simon Maina/Getty Images hide caption

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DNA Test Helps Conservationists Track Down Ivory Smugglers

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The Sohae Satellite Launching Station was the site of North Korea's first successful space launch in 2012. The North now says it will dismantle the facility. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley have been arrested and charged with rape and assault. Authorities say there may be hundreds of victims based on the video footage they have examined. Orange County District Attorney's Office hide caption

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Manafort's Guilty Plea Details His Entanglement With Russian-Backed Oligarchs

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A Swiss study tracking the health of a group of children conceived via assisted reproductive technology found that a surprising number developed premature aging of their blood vessels. Now in their teens, 15 percent have hypertension. Steve Debenport/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani supporters of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carry posters and banners outside the high court building in Islamabad on Wednesday as they celebrate his release from prison. Sharif is appealing the conviction, which followed a major corruption scandal. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an event discussing immigration policies on Sept. 10. President Trump said on Tuesday that he's disappointed in the attorney general's job performance for a number of reasons, beyond his recusal from the Russia investigation. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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