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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks Monday during a news conference at the State Department, where he announced the administration will rescind a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The leader of a U.N. study on children's rights says of the U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their families, "I would call it inhuman treatment for both the parents and the children." Here, children are seen near a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla., earlier this year. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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President Trump tweeted on Monday that he likes the idea of providing written testimony to House lawmakers leading the impeachment inquiry. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A burned trunk stands amid the devastation left after wildfires tore through parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest earlier this year. During the yearlong period ending in July, deforestation claimed a span of the Amazon 12 times the size of New York City. João Laet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People console one another near the backyard where 10 men were shot, four fatally, on Sunday evening in Fresno, Calif. John Walker/Fresno Bee/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Police arrest anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday. Pro-democracy protesters organized a general strike last week as demonstrations in Hong Kong stretched into their sixth month. Laurel Chor/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong Protesters In Tense Standoff With Police At Polytechnic University Campus

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Australian airline Qantas is exploring new nonstop flights that would be the world's longest — but 19-plus hours on a plane can be taxing for those on board. Qantas hide caption

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Ralphie V, mascot of the Colorado Buffaloes, is led onto the field before the team's game against the Arizona Wildcats at Folsom Field on Oct. 5 in Boulder, Colo. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives mourn by the coffins of supporters of Evo Morales killed during clashes with the police in Sacaba, Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Nov. 16, 2019. STR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Prince Andrew also answered questions about Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, but he maintained that he "had no recollection" of meeting her. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman and girl drop off flowers at a makeshift memorial in Central Park near Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., where a student shot five fellow teenagers Thursday. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Thad Balkman listens to statements from the defense during a hearing last month in Norman, Okla. Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman hide caption

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Oklahoma Judge Shaves $107 Million Off Opioid Decision Against Johnson & Johnson

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Hoda Muthana was held in al-Hol camp, which houses relatives of Islamic State group members in northeastern Syria. She was recently transferred to a different detention camp. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet as offensive guard David DeCastro tries to intervene, in the final seconds of their game Thursday night. Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports / Reuters hide caption

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