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Convicted killer John William King, center, is escorted from the Jasper County Courthouse after being found guilty of capital murder in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in 1999. King was executed Wednesday evening. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Texas Executes Man Convicted In 1998 Murder Of James Byrd Jr.

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People in Houston on Wednesday. Michael Wyke/AP hide caption

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Democratic Candidates Pressed On Priorities By Women Of Color

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The Libro de los Epítomes, a guidebook to the 16th century library of Hernando Colón, recently turned up in a manuscript archive in Denmark. Suzanne Reitz/Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen hide caption

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Christopher Columbus' Son Had An Enormous Library. Its Catalog Was Just Found

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to reporters at a news conference on Wednesday. She announced New Zealand and France will lead a global effort to end the use of social media as a tool to promote terrorism. Phil Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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Relly Brown in their one-room apartment near Los Angeles' Koreatown. They were housed in a rapid rehousing program for the homeless that provides short-term rental vouchers for apartments. Brown now has to begin paying their own rent. Amy Ta/KCRW hide caption

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Rental Vouchers for L.A.'s Homeless Provide Short-Term Fix For Long-Term Problem

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Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean, the longest-serving Republican in the Legislature, confirms his switch from the Republican to Democratic Party. Katarina Sostaric/Iowa Public Radio News hide caption

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World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) and then-Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James scramble for a loose ball during Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Beck Diefenbach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners gather during a mass funeral at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday, following a series of coordinated bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Decoded Brain Signals Could Give Voiceless People A Way To Talk

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The name of India's Mughalsarai railway station, near Varanasi, was changed last year to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, for a right-wing Hindu leader who died there in 1968. Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased

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Damaged power lines hang over a street following Hurricane Irma hit in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 10, 2017. The storm ravaged such lush resort islands as St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, Barbuda and Anguilla. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Pedestrians walk in Brooklyn on an unseasonably warm afternoon in February 2017, when temperatures reached near 60 degrees. To take action against climate change, New York City is requiring large buildings to retrofit their structures to improve energy efficiency. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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To Fight Climate Change, New York City Will Push Skyscrapers To Slash Emissions

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Sri Lankan security personnel inspect the debris of a van after it exploded on Monday near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo. More than 300 people died and more than 500 were wounded after Sunday's attacks on churches and hotels. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court will take up three cases that hinge on federal discrimination laws and whether they protect LGBTQ workers when its new term begins in October. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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