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The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years. Using data reported by states, the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed in 2018 — a 4 percent hike from 2017 and 35 percent since 2008. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A new Gallup report finds global regard for U.S. leadership rose slightly in 2018 after a dramatic drop in 2017. China and Russia also saw their leadership approval rankings tick up. Jorge Silva/AP hide caption

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Cardinal George Pell at the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday. He was convicted of child sex abuse, but journalists who reported on the case could face jail time for disobeying a gag order. Andy Brownbill/AP hide caption

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (center) addressed why talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with no deal, at a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) plays Trywell, the father of titular teenager William Kamkwamba (played by Maxwell Simba). Ejiofor also directed the movie and wrote the screenplay. Ilze Kitshoff/Netflix hide caption

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Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directing Debut Takes Him To Malawi To Capture 'The Wind'

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A yard sign in Ajo, Ariz., expressing support for migrant aid workers. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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'No More Deaths' Volunteers Face Possible Jail Time For Aiding Migrants

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., questions Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, as Cohen testifies before the House oversight committee on Wednesday. Meadows had a heated exchange with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., during the hearing. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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A combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella protects kids against all three illnesses with one shot. Courtney Perry/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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States Move To Restrict Parents' Refusal To Vaccinate Their Kids

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A vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., in a photo from December. Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 fire. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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The House passed a background check bill that would allow federal authorities more time to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers. The bill faces long odds of being adopted in the Senate. Andy Clement/Getty Images hide caption

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