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"Mad" Mike Hughes' rocket takes off with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during its launch near Barstow, Calif. Hughes was killed when the rocket crashed Saturday. Mercedes Blackehart/AP hide caption

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NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, pictured at the 2017 Academy Awards, was one of the women profiled in the book and film Hidden Figures. She died Monday at 101. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies

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U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to remove herself from Roger Stone's case, two days after his defense team filed a motion for her disqualification because of alleged bias. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks at the "Namaste Trump" event at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on. Trump said the two leaders were discussing a possible trade deal and called Modi "a very tough negotiator." Alexander Drago/Reuters hide caption

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'Namaste Trump!' India's Modi Welcomes U.S. Leader With An Epic Party

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Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago

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Barbara Elaine Smith, better known as B. Smith, began her career as a model, going on to be a restaurateur, celebrity chef, author, entertainer and lifestyle doyenne. bsmith.com hide caption

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B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer's

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Sarah Ziegenhorn and Andy Beeler shared a selfie while hiking in Texas' Big Bend National Park in December 2018. Beeler died of an opioid overdose last March. Ziegenhorn traces his death to the many obstacles to medical care Beeler experienced while on parole. Sarah Ziegenhorn hide caption

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They Fell In Love Helping Drug Users. But Fear Kept Him From Helping Himself

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A drug implant was prescribed for an active 8-year-old girl diagnosed with central precocious puberty. The price of one option was thousands of dollars less than the other. Kristina Barker for KHN hide caption

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Hormone Blocker Sticker Shock: Kids Drug Costs 8 Times More Than One For Adults

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Historians and activists charge that the White House has failed to keep notes of the president's meetings with foreign leaders, including with Russian President Vladimir Putin Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Off The Record: Trump Administration Criticized For How It Keeps Documents

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After winning the Nevada Democratic caucuses, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, with his wife, Jane Sanders, waves as they exit the stage at a campaign rally Saturday in San Antonio. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Shake Shack shortened managers' workweeks to four days at some stores a year and a half ago. Recently, the burger chain expanded the trial to a third of its U.S. stores. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try

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Satellite images show the effects of a prolonged warm spell on Eagle Island, in the far north of the Antarctic Peninsula, NASA says. An inch of snowpack melted in just one day, the agency says. The blue areas in snow on the right are ponds of melted water. NASA hide caption

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THC, a key psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is toxic to dogs, veterinarians warn. So keeping dogs away from discarded joints, edible marijuana or drug-tainted poop is important. Hillary Kladke/Getty Images hide caption

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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot

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Ka Lo, a member of the Marathon County Board in Wausau, Wis., spoke about the Trump administration's immigration policies at a Feb. 13 rally in the city. Rob Mentzer/Wisconsin Public Radio hide caption

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