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Megan Rapinoe (center) and Alex Morgan (right), pictured celebrating with U.S. women's soccer teammates in New York after a ticker tape parade, on July 10, 2019. "We are pleased that the USWNT Players have fought for – and achieved – long overdue equal working conditions," a spokeswoman for the team said on Tuesday. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Gabriel Sterling, a top Georgia election official, speaks on Monday. During a Tuesday news conference, Sterling called on President Trump to condemn supporters who have threatened violence against election officials. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol has been hit by the coronavirus like the rest of the country, grappling with protective measures and multiple cases. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Psychologist Gaurav Suri says public health officials need to tailor their messages to appeal to a wide range of people. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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An Exxon station in Hicksville, N.Y., in March. Exxon Mobil Corp. announced up to $20 billion in write-downs of natural gas assets, the biggest such action ever by the company. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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First lady Melania Trump waves as she stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page announced on Tuesday that he is transgender. Page posted to Instagram and Twitter and received expressions of support from hundreds of thousands of people. Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb hide caption

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Kurt Papenfus is the lone full-time emergency room physician at a hospital in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. His illness is a test case for how the pandemic is affecting the fragile rural health care system. Dr. Kurt Papenfus hide caption

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The Ripple Effect Of 1 Rural Colorado Doctor Catching The Coronavirus

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Attorney General William Barr said that U.S. attorneys and the FBI have looked into specific allegations but that they have found nothing that would affect the outcome of the election. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A private delivery company's courier drives his delivery vehicle in a residential area in Beijing in June. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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For China's Overburdened Delivery Workers, The Customer — And App — Is Always Right

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Activists march to Shell's headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, in April 2019, delivering a legal summons to the company. The civil case began Tuesday, with plaintiffs demanding the company reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Several COVID-19 vaccines are being studied in trials around the country. Once the Food and Drug Administration authorizes a vaccine for use, health leaders must decide which groups of people get to receive the vaccine first. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., helped craft the bipartisan proposal. Toni Sandys/Pool/The Washington Post via AP hide caption

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The pending arrival of vaccines has brought "hope for a brighter future," the OECD says. Here, workers from the Red Cross and the Federal Agency for Technical Relief help set up a center for COVID-19 vaccinations in a gymnasium in Eschwege, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for treasury secretary, gives remarks Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., as Biden and other members of his economic team look on. If confirmed, Yellen would be the first female treasury secretary. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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