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Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks about immigration policy at the White House on Aug. 12. Immigration hardliners are pushing for him to be the next secretary of homeland security. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Brondby fans scuffle with police during a match between the Copenhagen and Brondby soccer teams at Copenhagen's Telia Parken stadium in 2017. Lars Ronbog/FrontzoneSport via Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General William Barr speaks at an event in Washington earlier this month. On Monday, he issued a proposed rule seeking to allow the federal government collect DNA samples from more than 740,000 immigrants every year. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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"Republicans ... have to get tougher and fight because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican Party for the election," President Trump said at a meeting of his Cabinet on Monday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Hilary Swank (left) and Chloe Sevigny starred in Boys Don't Cry, a fictionalized portrayal of the transgender youth Brandon Teena (played by Swank). Getty Images hide caption

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20 Years Later, 'Boys Don't Cry' Still Inspires Admiration And Debate

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Earlier this month, California utility PG&E shut down power for about 800,000 customers in north and central California. The move was meant to prevent wildfires caused by their equipment during high winds. MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images hide caption

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Are Blackouts The Future For California?

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An e-bike resembles a regular bicycle, with its batteries and electric motor integrated into the bike's frame. Enthusiasts see e-bikes on national park trails as a great thing, but some traditional riders and environmentalists see big problems ahead. Mark Arehart/WKSU hide caption

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National Parks Trying To Get A Handle On E-Bikes

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Scientists are exploring a new technique, called prime editing, that is more precise than CRISPR and which uses certain enzymes, including reverse transcriptase, to edit DNA. Evan Oto/Science Source hide caption

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Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen during a news conference last month in Jerusalem, has told President Reuven Rivlin that he can't form a government. The move opens the door for his rival, Benny Gantz, to attempt to do so in his stead. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Biographer Holly George-Warren describes rock star Janis Joplin (shown here in 1969) as an introspective person who didn't always like her own thoughts. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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New Janis Joplin Biography Reveals The Hard Work Behind The Heart

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U.S. military vehicles drive on a road in the town of Tal Tamr on Sunday after pulling out of a base in northern Syria. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says some troops may remain in northeast Syria to secure oil fields. Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

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Cardinal Health was one of a handful of corporations to strike a last-minute settlement with two Ohio counties, to avoid the first major trial in the landmark federal litigation effort concerning the opioid health crisis. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties

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This notice on a cigarette packet in Thailand shows the potential impact of reduced blood circulation to extremities because of smoking. Such pictorial warnings are among the anti-smoking measures that are more likely to be found in countries that have limited Big Tobacco's influence on their politics, according to the new Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index. Apichart Weerawong/AP hide caption

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Kamel Guemari is a manager of a McDonald's in a neighborhood in Marseille, France, that's known for crime and drug gangs. He has been leading an employee charge to save the restaurant, which has become a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Save The .... McDonald's? One Franchise In France Has Become A Social Justice Cause

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Though complications from the flu can be deadly for people who are especially vulnerable, including pregnant women and their newborns, typically only about half of pregnant women get the needed vaccination, U.S. statistics show. BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

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Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant

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Michael Stumo and his wife Nadia Milleron, whose daughter was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight crash, attend a House committee hearing June 19. They and other victims' families have been a driving force in the campaign to keep the Boeing 737 Max grounded. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Crash Victim's Family Pushes To Keep Boeing 737 Max From Flying Again Too Soon

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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, left, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, after concluding a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, in May. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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