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People walk at the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, last month. The strained Iranian economy is bracing for the impact of new U.S. sanctions that went into effect Tuesday. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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A female orca that appears to be grieving has been carrying her dead calf in the water, keeping it afloat since the baby died more than a week ago. Taylor Shedd/Soundwatch, taken under NMFS MMPA permit #21114 hide caption

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Morning dew glistens on a tobacco leaf in a field outside Rolesville, N.C. Despite a worldwide decline in production, tobacco remains North Carolina's most valuable crop. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Jimmy Miller is one of thousands of children born out of relationships between American servicemen and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War. Courtesy Jimmy Miller hide caption

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One Man's Mission To Bring Home 'Amerasians' Born During Vietnam War

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Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in the hospitality industry, estimates that the majority of their members who are housekeepers have faced sexual harassment on the job. Imagezoo/Getty Images/Imagezoo hide caption

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An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. A new report finds a link between workforce participation and the prescription rate of opioids in the U.S. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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Some 80 plastic bags extracted from within a whale are being laid out in Songkhla, Thailand, in this still image captured from video footage. Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources/Social Media/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS hide caption

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The health insurance company Anthem has introduced a policy discouraging patients from "avoidable" emergency room visits. Patients and doctors are pushing back against the program. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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The series finale of the television comedy Seinfeld aired 20 years ago Monday. The '90s TV juggernaut followed the antics of 30-something New Yorkers Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A street sign tells out-of-towners to keep off a side street in Leonia, N.J., where officials are trying to redirect commuters on their way to the nearby George Washington Bridge into New York. David Porter/AP hide caption

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A group of people with connections to two cities in North Carolina and Alabama have been diagnosed with a rare eye cancer called ocular melanoma. Medical experts are trying to determine the cause of the cases. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steam rises from the vents of Porcelain Basin in Yellowstone National Park's Norris Geyser Basin. Steamboat Geyser, which lies in the Norris Geyser Basin, has erupted three times in the past two months. Sean Sperry/AP hide caption

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Yellowstone's Largest Geyser Erupts 3 Times, Puzzling Scientists

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Beyond A Failed Nominee: Whistleblower Retaliation Another Problem At The VA

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A dust storm moves across the barren plains of northern Kenya in March 2006. Viruses are swept up into the atmosphere via dust storms and ocean spray, and then fall back down to the surface. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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