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African migrants climb over a metal fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Since the early 1990s, Spain has built 20-foot-tall, layered border fences around its two North African enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, to help dissuade migrants from entering the cities from Morocco in the hope of reaching a better a life in Europe. Santi Palacios/AP hide caption

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The Chicago Cubs celebrate their win against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 22, and three children in attendance got to celebrate with foul balls. David Banks/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: When A Video Isn't The Whole Story

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Pakistan's cricket star turned politician Imran Khan speaks to the media after casting his vote in Islamabad on July 25. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This July 22 satellite image, released and annotated by 38 North on Monday, shows what the U.S. research group says is the partial dismantling of the rail-mounted transfer structure (center) at the Sohae launch site in North Korea. Airbus Defense & Space/38 North via AP hide caption

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Roseanne Barr talks with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity while being interviewed during a taping of his show Thursday in New York. It was the first time she appeared on TV since she was fired from ABC. The network canceled its successful reboot of Roseanne in May following the star's racist tweet involving former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian presidency, President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with a group of Foreign Ministry officials in Tehran on Sunday. Rouhani warned President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible. Iranian Presidency Office via AP hide caption

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President Trump told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.: "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot is escorted by stewards during the Russia 2018 World Cup final match between France and Croatia. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

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Opinion: U.S. And U.K. Remain United, Not Divided, By Their Common Language

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President Trump's and Russian President Vladimir Putin's summit was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals, according to a Brookings Institution fellow. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front left), Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May attend the opening ceremony at the NATO summit Tuesday in Brussels. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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People enjoy a hot afternoon at the Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens on July 2, 2018 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: We Should Turn Down The Volume Of This Hot Summer

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