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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Trump during their summit on June 12 in Singapore. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

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Designer Kate Spade is pictured in April 2017 in New York City. Anthony Bourdain is pictured in April 2018 in New York City. Both died in the same week. Left: Andrew Toth/FilmMagic Right: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images hide caption

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When Suicide Is 'Buzzing Around'

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Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of The Last Poets, in London on September 12, 1984. The poet, known as the Godfather of Hip-Hop, died on June 6, 2018 at the age of 74. David Corio/Redferns hide caption

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Which City Deserves The Stanley Cup?

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Handbags — which are not examples of the "Sam" mentioned below — hang on display in the window of a Kate Spade & Co. store in Corte Madera, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Jose Javier Santana says this torn and frayed Puerto Rican flag is representative of the state of the island now — eight months after Hurricane Maria hit. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

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So Longhand: Has Cursive Reached The End Of The Line?

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After speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, President Trump tweeted, "To the @NavalAcademy Class of 2018, I say: We know you are up to the task. We know you will make us proud. We know that glory will be yours. Because you are WINNERS, you are WARRIORS, you are FIGHTERS, you are CHAMPIONS, and YOU will lead us to VICTORY! God Bless the U.S.A.!" Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

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Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday that he is ready to implement a right-to-try law "in a way that achieves Congress' intent to promote access and protect patients." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Indonesians from different religious groups take part in a joint prayer for the victims of a bomb attack on a church in Surabaya earlier this month. Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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