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President Trump criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, as a "disaster" for the nation's coronavirus response. Graeme Jennings/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate on Sept. 29. The Debate Commission has established new rules for Thursday's debate, including plans to mute a candidate's mic when the other is giving an opening statement. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator carries an "I am Samuel" sign as people gather Sunday in Place de la République in Paris to pay tribute to slain history teacher Samuel Paty. Similar rallies took place in other French cities as the country reels from the attack. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators wearing face masks gather Sunday in Marseille, France, to pay tribute to teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded after he showed his class cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Denis Thaust/SOPA Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce (center) and running mate David Choquehuanca (second right) celebrate during a news conference Monday in La Paz, Bolivia. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., stands onstage with President Trump during a Feb. 28 campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C. His allegiance to Trump has left some moderate voters feeling snubbed and switching allegiances to Democrat Jaime Harrison. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Lindsey Graham Warmed To Trump, And Some Voters Feel Left In The Cold

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The U.S.-Canada border at Pittsburg, N.H., in 2017. The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico will stay closed to nonessential travel through Nov. 21. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A worker at Thinova Magnet Co. Ltd. puts rare earth magnets into a press at a factory in Zhejiang province. Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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China's Economy Bounces Back As Pandemic Is Brought Under Control

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Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center in Frankfort for help with their unemployment claims on June 19. New research shows savings built up by the jobless are starting to run out. John Sommers II/Getty Images hide caption

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'I'm Still Unemployed': Millions In Dire Situation As Savings Start To Run Out

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A judge has tossed out a U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that would have limited food stamps, noting that during the pandemic "SNAP rosters have grown by over 17 percent with over 6 million new enrollees." Here, a sign alerts customers about food stamps at a store in New York City. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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The New York Post's claims about Hunter Biden relied on Steve Bannon (left), Rudy Giuliani and a heavy dose of assumptions. Jeff J Mitchell and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A second excavation is planned in Tulsa, Okla., this week to unearth potential unmarked mass graves from a race massacre in 1921. In July, researchers began excavation at Oaklawn Cemetery, shown here. They found no evidence of human remains at that particular excavation site. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if the windows are open for a short bit and then shut so indoor temperatures don't plummet? We answer this question below. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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