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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by U.S. special forces, walks on a building near Raqqa's stadium Monday, as they cleared the last positions on the frontline in the fight against ISIS. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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ISIS Makes Last Stand At A Stadium In Raqqa, Its Doomed 'Capital'

As of Tuesday, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces control "more than 90 percent" of Raqqa, says U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon.

ISIS Makes Last Stand At A Stadium In Raqqa, Its Doomed 'Capital'

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces the indictment of two Chinese nationals for conspiring to distribute fentanyl in a news conference at the Justice Department on Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case

Among the charges is conspiracy to distribute large quantities of fentanyl, a significant factor in the opioid crisis. Every year, thousands of Americans overdose on the drug.

Denver is pitching its high quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

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Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. This time around, Denver is pitching its quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

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Rep. Mike Synar, D-Okla., meets with Neal Knox, executive director of the NRA's lobbying arm, in 1981 in this photo archived at the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections at the University of Oklahoma. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

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Dogs may not wash their paws compulsively, but some humans and canines have similar genetic mutations that may influence obsessive behavior. Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD

Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal species. Genes active in a particular brain circuit emerged.

A poster in Beijing features Chinese President Xi Jinping and a slogan reading "Chinese Dream, People's Dream." Xi is preparing to embark on a second five-year term this week. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Will China Select Its New Leaders At Its Communist Party Congress?

Experts believe Chinese leader Xi Jinping intends to bend, break or scrap informal succession rules. He is most opposed to a rule that could hinder his ability to designate his own successor.

A tanker helicopter drops water on a wildfire on Tuesday in Oakville, California. At least 40 people were killed with many are still missing, and at least 5,700 buildings have been destroyed since wildfires broke out a week ago. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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Lighter Winds Aid Firefighters Working To Contain California Blazes

Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.

As a state entity, the University of Florida had to permit Richard Spencer to speak. But its president urged students and staff to avoid the event and "shun" Spencer and his followers. Bernard Brzezinski/University of Florida hide caption

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Florida's Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Richard Spencer Speech

As a state entity, the University of Florida must allow the white nationalist to speak on campus. But its president urged students and staff to avoid the event and shun its speaker.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 11. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 23,000 for the first time on Tuesday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Dow Crosses Another Milestone, Topping 23,000 For The First Time

The Dow Jones industrial average topped 23,000 for the first time, crossing another milestone amid better-than-expected earnings reports and concerns that stocks are approaching another bubble.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (on stage in brown) raises a clenched fist as he declares Marawi "liberated" during a ceremony in the Bangolo district of Marawi on Tuesday. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine President Duterte Declares Besieged City 'Liberated'

Still, gunfire and explosions resounded as soldiers tried to clear what the government claims is the last pocket of resistance in Marawi City. A military spokesman said some 30 militants remained.

Killam (pictured in Los Angeles on Oct. 14) wrote, directed and stars in the mockumentary Killing Gunther. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images hide caption

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Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

In November 2015, candidate Donald Trump drew protesters to NBC's New York studio. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam says, "We could hear the protests during our table read."

Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

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Monovithya Kem's father, Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, was jailed in September, after his party fared better than expected in local elections in June. "Dictators see free, fair elections as a threat," she tells NPR. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader

"Dictators see free, fair election as a threat," Monovithya Kem tells NPR. Her father, opposition leader Kem Sokha, is in jail on charges — which he denies — of trying to overthrow the government.

'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, "If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They're not going to die."

Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

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Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti, co-founders of the robotics company, MegaBots, with giant robots MK2 (left) and Eagle Prime. Greg Munson hide caption

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No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

Engineers Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein have brought science fiction to life. Their giant robot Eagle Prime fights a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle airing on Twitch on Tuesday.

No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

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Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resource officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say. Shannon Fagan/Getty Images hide caption

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Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resource officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.

Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

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