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Former Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson's nomination for a top Pentagon job was withdrawn following smear attacks published on alt-right websites loyal to Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Trump. The House is looking into his effort to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Behrouz Boochani, seen last year at the Australian detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, where the Kurdish-Iranian asylum-seeker spent years seeking his freedom. On Thursday, the prize-winning author touched down in New Zealand on his way to a literary festival — free for the first time in six years. Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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"I will be a storyteller 'till the day I die," Reese Witherspoon says. "It's really what I was born to do." Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner Image hide caption

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'From Book To Script To Screen,' Reese Witherspoon Is Making Roles For Women

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Ilagan Udaya Kumari (from left), 50, whose husband went missing; Analaxmi Ariaratnam, 70, whose son disappeared; and Sangara Pilay Vanalogini, 53, whose son went missing. Mothers and other relatives of some of the tens of thousands of people who disappeared in Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war have been protesting in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, to raise awareness of their plight. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Sri Lanka's Front-Runner Strikes Fear Among Tamils Who Blame Him For Disappearances

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Students are escorted out of Saugus High School, where authorities say a student killed two teenagers and wounded three others in a shooting in Santa Clarita, Calif., Thursday. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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The writer who wins next year's Aspen Words Literary Prize will join Tayari Jones and Mohsin Hamid on the list of winners of the young award. Erin Baiano hide caption

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Getting a handle on evolving vape culture means exploring the complex realm of subspecialists: "cloud chasers," "coil builders" and other people who identify as vape modders. Kiszon Pascal/Getty Images hide caption

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Ken Cuccinelli had been considered President Trump's top choice to lead Homeland Security. Instead, he'll be the deputy to the new acting secretary, Chad Wolf. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Deval has announced he will enter the 2020 presidential race. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg are some of the 10 candidates who have qualified for the Democratic presidential primary debate next week on Nov 20. Getty Images hide caption

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In this Pentagon-approved courtroom sketch, defendant Ramzi Binalshibh (center) attends his pretrial hearing along with other defendants at the U.S. military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on April 14, 2014. Also depicted are Mustafa al-Hawsawi (from right), partially cut off; Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Ramzi Binalshibh, Walid bin Attash and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Janet Hamlin Illustration/AP hide caption

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A Legacy Of Torture Is Preventing Trials At Guantánamo

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Girls carry containers of water filled from the local communal tap Zimbabwe, which is in the grip of a nationwide drought that has been linked to climate change. Cynthia R. Matonhodze/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Climate Change Poses A Particular Threat To Child Health

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Top State Department official George Kent (left) and acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor are sworn in to testify during the first public Trump impeachment hearing on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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More than 40 states currently have a felony murder law, which juvenile justice advocates believe unfairly impacts young people. Some lawmakers in states such as Illinois and California have sought to enact reform. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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President Trump greets supporters in August 2018 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. He is fighting several state and congressional efforts to view his tax returns. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Holiday Survival Guide: Family Style

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