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Thomas Cook's collapse has left more than 150,000 travelers scrambling for details about a massive repatriation effort. Here, a worker at a travel agency that partners with Thomas Cook talks on the phone at the Larnaca International Airport, in the Cypriot coastal city. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A coal-fired power plant in central Poland. Global greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2018, and the world is on track for potentially catastrophic climate change in the coming decades. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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U.N. Climate Summit Sets Stage For New National Emissions Promises

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Speedboats from Iran's Revolutionary Guard circle the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero on Sunday, July 21 in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, after it was seized in the Strait of Hormuz two days earlier. Morteza Akhoondi/AP hide caption

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters about a whistleblower complaint on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Intensify Calls For Potential Impeachment Over Whistleblower Complaint

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Pittsburgh police investigators gather outside an apartment building on the city's South Side where police say multiple people are dead and others are hospitalized in what they believe to be an isolated drug overdose incident. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own home told a 911 dispatcher, "I thought it was my apartment" several times as she waited for emergency responders to arrive. Guyger is charged in the September, 2018 killing of Botham Jean. Mesquite Police Department via AP hide caption

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A state police officer stands outside a Woodfield Mall entrance on Friday, in Schaumburg, Ill. An SUV drove into the mall through the Sears entrance and crashed into several stores and kiosks. Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Cokie Roberts, a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, died on Tuesday. Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television via Getty hide caption

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The New England Patriots cut Antonio Brown after 11 days with the team. The wide receiver is accused of sexual assault and his future in the NFL is in doubt. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, right, with Alexandra Hill Tinoco, left, minister of Foreign Affairs for El Salvador, after signing an asylum agreement in Washington, D.C. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, looks on during a news conference Thursday at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The inmate population at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, once stood at nearly 700 but has since dwindled to 40. Sylvie Lanteaume/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People in Houston navigate the floodwaters on Thursday. The city got more than 9 inches of rain on that day alone, according to the National Weather Service in Houston. Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images hide caption

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Three variations of the AR-15 rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif., in a 2012 photo. On Thursday, Connecticut-based Colt's Manufacturing Co. said it was suspending production of its version of the AR-15 for the civilian market. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (center) marches with other young climate activists last week outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change

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Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally in New York City Friday. Around the world, millions of other people joined her. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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The German icebreaker Polarstern sits in Breivika harbor in Tromso, Norway, on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, it will spend the next year frozen into the Arctic sea ice. Ravenna Koenig/NPR hide caption

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