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The shooting at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center took the lives of three people. One of them was a physician at the hospital. Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering A Victim of the Mercy Hospital Shooting

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Facebook released a report this week about how the social media company's platform has been used to incite violence against the Rohingya Muslims. Ziaul Haque /Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Facebook's Link To The Rohingya Muslims

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A damaged building, with graffiti saying "Welcome to Sarajevo" on Oct. 2, 1993. Kevin Weaver/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Lessons From Bosnia

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President Trump speaks during a "Make America Great" rally in Missoula, Mont., on Oct. 18. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Trump's White House, A Bully's Pulpit

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President Trump poses for a photo with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in March 2018. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A President In Praise Of Strongmen And Dictators

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David Vetter plays in the enclosed plastic environment that he had to stay in to survive. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Opinion: The Doctor And 'The Boy In The Bubble'

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President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Donald Trump 'Fell In Love' With Kim Jong Un

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Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Erin Schaff/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Christine Blasey Ford's Moving Testimony

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North Texas Mean Green wide receiver Keegan Brewer returns a punt for a touchdown on a fake fair catch. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A Very Winning Play?

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Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon delivers her concession speech. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Live And Let Bagel

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A smartphone displaying a New York Times op-ed piece titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration" is held up in front of The New York Times building. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Stand Up And Speak Out

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Vladimir Kara-Murza pays his respect for late Sen. John McCain. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A Bond Beyond Politics

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An issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Trump on its cover. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Opinion: 'National Enquirer' Publisher's CEO Could Testify About Trump And UFOs

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Oscar statuettes are seen backstage at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix

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Reporters wait in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on June 23, 2017. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Calling The Press The Enemy Of The People Is A Menacing Move

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The Chicago Cubs celebrate their win against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 22, and three children in attendance got to celebrate with foul balls. David Banks/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: When A Video Isn't The Whole Story

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A member of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot is escorted by stewards during the Russia 2018 World Cup final match between France and Croatia. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

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Protesters in front of The Red Hen in Lexington, Va. on Tuesday, June 26. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant by its owner. Norm Shafer/Getty Images hide caption

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For Restaurant Staff, A Rare Chance To Protest The Trump Administration

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A child rides in a stroller during a rally in El Paso, Texas Thursday to protest the Trump administration's family separations. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Trump during their summit on June 12 in Singapore. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

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Designer Kate Spade is pictured in April 2017 in New York City. Anthony Bourdain is pictured in April 2018 in New York City. Both died in the same week. Left: Andrew Toth/FilmMagic Right: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images hide caption

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When Suicide Is 'Buzzing Around'

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Jose Javier Santana says this torn and frayed Puerto Rican flag is representative of the state of the island now — eight months after Hurricane Maria hit. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

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