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U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared in July that the Justice Department intended to resume carrying out the death penalty — though those plans are on hold after a federal court decision Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, is scheduled to give public testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump on Thursday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A Diplomat With A History Of Voicing Concerns Set To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

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Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of contract talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, Mich., in July 2019. Jones resigned Wednesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had his former rank reinstalled less than a week ago. Now he could soon be stripped of his status as a Navy SEAL. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz has failed to form a new government by the deadline, dashing his hopes of toppling longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pushing Israel closer to an unprecedented third election in less than a year. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Britain's Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he is stepping back from his public duties amid renewed scrutiny of his ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell this summer. David Parker/AP hide caption

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Mourners lament the deaths of young men at a funeral in El Alto, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The men were shot outside a major fuel plant in an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear a blockade that has caused fuel shortages in La Paz. Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images hide caption

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Adolf Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn, Austria, as seen in 2012. Austrian officials said Wednesday the building will be renovated and turned into a police station. Kerstin Joensson/AP hide caption

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Federal prosecutors say former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh used her series of self-published Healthy Holly children's books to enrich herself, boost her political career and evade taxes. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Simon Cheng, pictured in this poster, went missing on Aug. 9 after visiting the mainland China city of Shenzhen. The Hong Kong citizen and former staff member at the U.K. consulate says he was tortured while being held by Chinese police. Willy Kurniawan/Reuters hide caption

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Former U.K. Consulate Staffer In Hong Kong Says He Was Tortured In Mainland China

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Gov. Gavin Newsom tours the Chevron oil field west of Bakersfield, where a spill of more than 800,000 gallons flowed into a dry creek bed in McKittrick, Calif. in July 2019. Irfan Khan/AP hide caption

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The Baltimore Museum of Art will only buy works by women next year, as part of a yearlong series exhibiting art by women. Amy Sherald's Planes, rockets, and the spaces in between (2018) is among the 3,800 works by women in the museum's collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art hide caption

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Bruce Bagley's expertise on U.S. counternarcotics efforts and corruption was often sought after by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice and members of Congress. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A Filipino man uses an e-cigarette outside a Manila mall in 2016. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday a total ban on vaping products. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Riot police detain a protester on Tuesday near Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where about 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Fresno Police Chief Andrew Hall speaks at a news conference Monday after a mass shooting in which four men were killed and six wounded. All ten were members of Fresno's Hmong community. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Two correctional officers who were guarding Jeffrey Epstein's cell were charged by federal prosecutors on Tuesday with making false records and conspiracy. New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP hide caption

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Jeffrey Epstein's Prison Guards Are Indicted On Federal Charges

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