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Lisa Ricchio sued the motel where she was sexually assaulted and held captive under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Todd Bookman/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Human Trafficking Survivor Settles Lawsuit Against Motel Where She Was Held Captive

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A man adjusts a boy's protective face mask on Thursday as they try to avoid contracting a new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. The country is reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases, predominantly in its south. Heo Ran/Reuters hide caption

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Dagmar Turner recently played her violin during brain surgery in London. "The violin is my passion," she said in a statement. "I've been playing since I was 10 years old." King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust/Screen shot by NPR hide caption

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Roger Stone, former adviser to President Trump, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on Thursday in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Nydia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston late last month. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Australians Clare Hedger and her mother are now free from a two-week quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan. Health officials in Japan are being sharply criticized for their handling of the coronavirus quarantine on the ship. Clare Hedger/via Reuters hide caption

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A police officer guards the road in front of a house where police found the bodies of the suspected gunman and his mother, in Hanau, Germany, on Thursday. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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Shootings In Germany Kill 10; Police Suspect Far-Right Extremism

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U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, last month. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

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A girl in a park in Beijing on Feb. 15. Researchers are looking at the impact of the newly identified coronavirus on children. Wang Zhao /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Is Contagious, But Kids Seem Less Vulnerable So Far

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Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown drew their guns and closed in on a robbery suspect in a fried chicken restaurant in Louisville, Ky., Saturday night. Louisville Metro Police Department hide caption

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) receives the crown from the man who found it, Sirak Asfaw, during a ceremony Thursday in Addis Ababa. The 18th-century Ethiopian crown had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for the past 21 years. The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP hide caption

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Deutsche Bank was willing to work with Donald Trump when others would not. In his book, David Enrich details Deutsche Bank's quest to become the world's largest bank — and how its corporate culture led to countless scandals. Emmanuel Dunand /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Dark Towers' Exposes Chaos And Corruption At The Bank That Holds Trump's Secrets

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Workers in Pyongyang produce masks for protection against the new coronavirus. Experts say North Korea's track record of fighting epidemics does not bode well for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Kim Won-Jin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases, But Experts Are Skeptical

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Anya Taylor-Joy stars the title character in director Autumn de Wilde's new adaptation of Emma. Box Hill Films/Focus Features hide caption

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New 'Emma' Is A Frosted Cupcake Come To Life (In A Good Way)

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Researchers give fruit juice to a short-nosed fruit bat after sampling its saliva, blood, urine and poop. They'll look for new viruses in the bat's bodily fluids. Kevin Olival hide caption

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New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare

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The Metropole Hotel in Hong Kong was ground zero for a super-spreading event during the 2003 SARS outbreak. K.Y. Cheng/South China Morning Post via Getty Images hide caption

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What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

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President Trump and military personnel salute during a dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base for fallen U.S. Army sergeants Javier J. Gutierrez and Antonio R. Rodriguez. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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