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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined from left by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to reporters prior to a vote called by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to condemn what she called "racist comments" by President Donald Trump, at the Capitol on July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

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Federal prosecutors have charged wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls, accusing Epstein of creating a network that allowed him to sexually abuse dozens of young victims. Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Warning Signs Around Jeffrey Epstein

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Bianey Reyes (center) and others protest the separation of children from their parents in front of El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexican border on June 19, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The 'Filthy And Uncomfortable Circumstances' Of Detained Migrant Children

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Opinion: Here's A Dad Joke! What Does The Buffalo Tell His Son In The Morning?

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Author and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein is facing backlash and calls to boycott her books after the portrayal of her in a new Netflix series about the Central Park Five. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Ex-Prosecutor Faces Harsh Criticism After 'Central Park 5' Netflix Series

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People of different faiths wear the Jewish kippah during a demonstration against anti-Semitism in Germany in April. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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Opinion: To Fight Anti-Semitism, German Tabloid Prints Cutout Kippah

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Daisy, the only dog Scott Simon's kids will get, runs on the beach in France. Elise Simon hide caption

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Opinion: Want Another Dog, Kids? Let's 'Have That Conversation'

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Opinion: Why The Pool Poll Should Give Us Pause

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A Seychelles magpie-robin at the protected Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles. James Warwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 1 Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

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Students and faculty honor the victims of a shooting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. LOGAN CYRUS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: An Outrageous Crime Has Become A Commonplace Event

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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick performs onstage during the Lung Transplant Project Gala in October 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Lung Transplant hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering A Soprano With The 'Warmth And Strength Of The Sun'

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Firefighters line up as they wait for French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. Christophe Petit Tesson/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

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An acrylic piece created by a group of teens featuring the Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. Courtesy of Frontera Studio hide caption

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Opinion: A Showcase Of 'Uncaged Art' By Children Once Detained

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Recent isotopic analysis of pig remains from several ceremonial sites in the Stonehenge area show that the swine and celebrants sometimes came from as far as what is now Scotland and Wales. Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?

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Pilot Michel Bacos was greeted by his wife at Orly Airport on July 5, 1976 in Paris, France after refusing to abandon his Jewish passengers held hostage by Palestinian and German terrorists. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Pilot Michel Bacos, Hero Of The 1976 Entebbe Hijacking

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Mario Puzo is the author of The Godfather. David F. Smith /AP hide caption

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Opinion: How 'The Godfather' Sparked Imagination In Afghanistan

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Vodka bottles were seized by the customs authorities in the port of Rotterdam, on Feb. 26, destined for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his army command. Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 90,000 Vodka Bottles Were Bound For North Korea, While Its People Starve

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Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah's Witness accused of extremism, is escorted into a courtroom to hear his verdict in the town of Oryol on Feb. 6. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Jehovah's Witnesses Cling To Faith Despite Arrests In Russia

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An artist's concept shows a NASA Mars exploration rover on the surface of Mars. The twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity were launched in 2003 and arrived at sites on Mars in January 2004. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover

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A picture taken on Feb. 8, 2019 shows the signature "AHitler" on a watercolor entitled "Im Wald" (In the forest) displayed at the Weidler auction house in the southern city of Nuremberg. Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them?

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A boy holds the burqa of his mother as they walk down a street in the old city of Kabul on November 1, 2009. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: As U.S. Seeks To Withdraw Troops, What About Afghanistan's Women?

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