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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton holds a news conference in 2014 with running mate Tina Smith in St. Paul, Minn. Dayton has named Smith to take Al Franken's seat in the U.S. Senate. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a helicopter makes a water drop near a house that was not on fire on a hill above Bella Vista Drive in Montecito, Calif. Mike Eliason/AP hide caption

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This video still — released by the National Transportation Safety Board in April 2016 — shows the El Faro's stern underwater. The cargo ship sank in 2015 after sailing straight into a Category 3 hurricane, killing all 33 crew members aboard. National Transportation Safety Board via AP hide caption

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A red arrow points to Akayed Ullah, accused of triggering an explosion in the New York City subway system Monday. The image is from surveillance cameras in the commuter tunnel near Times Square; it's part of the federal complaint against Ullah. U.S. Attorney's Office hide caption

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Transgender U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during a July interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali in October in New York City. Batali said Monday he was stepping aside from day-to-day running of his businesses amid allegations of sexual misconduct by women who worked for him. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption

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Firefighters step back from a burning house in Carpinteria, Calif., after discovering downed live power lines nearby on Sunday. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Simeon Booker, center, is presented with a Phoenix Award at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Ann Heisenfelt/AP hide caption

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