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The IRS has recalled tens of thousands of furloughed workers to help process tax refunds despite the government shutdown. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

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Travis Scott performs in Austin, Texas, in October 2018. Scott is set to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even With Rappers Set To Perform, Super Bowl's Halftime Show Remains Tone-Deaf

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Demonstrators affiliated with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association protested the federal shutdown at a Capitol Hill rally earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs are seen during the 2019 March for Life Conference and Expo, the day before the annual Washington, D.C., rally against abortion rights. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Higher Stakes In The Abortion Debate, Activists March On Washington

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In August 1963, African-American girls were held in a Georgia stockade after being arrested for demonstrating segregation. Left to right: Melinda Jones Williams (13), Laura Ruff Saunders (13), Mattie Crittenden Reese, Pearl Brown, Carol Barner Seay (12), Annie Ragin Laster (14), Willie Smith Davis (15), Shirley Green (14), and Billie Jo Thornton Allen (13). Sitting on the floor: Verna Hollis (15). Danny Lyon hide caption

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'I Gave Up Hope': As Girls, They Were Jailed In Squalor For Protesting Segregation

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Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a presentation on affordable housing in Bellevue, Wash., on Thursday. Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stands behind President Trump during a bill signing ceremony at the White House in 2018. Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, approved adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Forensic workers gather at the scene of a deadly car bombing at a police academy in Bogotá, Colombia, on Thursday. John Wilson Vizcaino/AP hide caption

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A father and his daughter cross a street under renovations as part of a U.S. aid grant in the village of al-Badhan, north of Nablus in Israeli occupied West Bank in August 2018. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The rover Yutu-2 is seen in a photo taken by the lander of the Chang'e-4 probe on Jan. 11. Inside the probe is a biosphere harboring, whose seeds China now says have died. AP via China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency hide caption

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A security force member walks outside a shuttered restaurant Thursday in Manbij, Syria, the site of a suicide attack that killed more than a dozen people, including four Americans, a day earlier. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A curious harbor seal checks out diver Mike Weber as he and his team pick up golf balls in the waters off the coast of Northern California. Courtesy of Alex Weber hide caption

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Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California

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The sculpture, known as McJesus, was created by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and displayed as part of the Haifa Museum of Art's "Sacred Goods" exhibition in Israel. The piece, seen on display in the museum Monday, prompted vehement pushback from Christians in the country. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi sits in a studio in Tehran, Iran. Her eldest son said Wednesday that she was detained on Sunday and is being held without charge. Press TV/AP hide caption

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President Trump called for a beefing up of existing defenses, such as the Aegis ashore system pictured. In addition, he called for research into new advanced concepts. Mark Wright/Missile Defense Agency hide caption

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Trump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans

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