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"I want a boat prepared" to take tons of trash back to Canada, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, issuing threats over a long-simmering dispute. In this 2015 photo, Filipino environmental activists wear shipping container costumes to call on Canada to remove the garbage from a port in Manila. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Young women walk past a mural showing the Iranian flag in Tehran on April 23. The White House announced Monday it was ending waivers exempting several countries from U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many backyard chicken keepers are thinking less about the business of raising chickens and more about collecting them — you just have to have them all — which comes with predictable consequences: too many eggs. Maarigard/Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley Collection hide caption

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This combination of photos shows clockwise from top left the logos for Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. AP hide caption

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An exterior view of H&R Block is shown in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2006. Co-founder Henry Bloch died Tuesday at the age of 96. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Henry Bloch, Co-Founder Of H&R Block, Dies At 96

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In Massachusetts last July, several Franklin County Jail inmates, seated, were watched by a nurse (left) and a corrections officer after receiving their daily doses of buprenorphine, a drug that helps control opioid cravings. By some estimates, at least half to two thirds of today's U.S. jail population has a substance use or dependence problem. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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Edgar Baltazar Garcia's wife, Jennifer Garcia, holds a photo of her husband from when he was deployed at Balad Air Base in Iraq as a turret gunner in a Humvee. He now faces deportation to Mexico over a felony conviction. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico

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José Alberto "Chepe" Idiáquez, a Catholic priest and rector at a private Jesuit university in Nicaragua, has become an outspoken critic of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Carlos Herrera hide caption

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'Pray For Me': Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.

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Jared Kushner spoke about Russian election interference during the Time 100 Summit 2019 in New York City. Brian Ach/Getty Images for Time hide caption

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Sociology professor Chan Kin-man (left), law professor Benny Tai (center), and Baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming (right) chant slogans before entering the West Kowloon Magistrates Court in Hong Kong on Wednesday to receive their sentences after being convicted on "public nuisance" charges for their role in organizing mass pro-democracy protests in 2014. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III, facing criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis, leaves the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Tuesday. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa

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An Egyptian soldier and a policeman stand guard at a Cairo polling station on Monday, the third day of a referendum on constitutional amendments. Khaled Desouki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners gather during a mass funeral at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday, following a series of coordinated bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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