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According to preliminary numbers from the Texas Democratic Party, Democrats are running in 89 percent of the seats in the Texas House and 88 percent of the seats in the Texas Senate. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits to speak at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. He told the audience the U.S. shouldn't require North Korea to promise to give up its nuclear weapons as a condition of holding talks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem

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Dalits, formerly known as "untouchables," do construction work in Tamil Nadu, India. Members of the lower caste are often relegated to jobs such as construction and garbage collection. The India Today Group/India Today Group/Getty Images hide caption

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Kelly Kuhns's 2-year-old son Oliver was born with Down syndrome. She says that she was shocked when a prenatal test revealed a Trisomy 21 mutation. But, she says, "he's still a baby. He's still worthy of a life just like everybody else." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

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Step by step visual instructions for rolling the pavlova with peaches and blackberries. We use plums instead of peaches for our holiday version. Peden + Munk hide caption

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

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Signs warn drivers of icy road conditions on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Va., in March 2014. The state's Department of Transportation recently added rush hour tolls to the road, using dynamic pricing, which continuously adjusts the cost based on congestion. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

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A photographer looks at the night sky to see the annual Geminid meteor shower in northern Italy in December 2015. This year's shower coincides with a close-range visit by its parent asteroid. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Melt ponds dot a stretch of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, north of Greenland. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest in at least 1,500 years, after 2016. Nathan Kurtz/NASA hide caption

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Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

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A supporter of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore attends a campaign rally at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope, Ala., on Dec. 5. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A tractor uses a leaf blower to gather the fallen leaves on the North Lawn as the sun rises over the White House on Nov. 18, 2017. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Survey Shows Americans Expressing Greater Concern About Government Corruption

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An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life. ESO/M. Kornmesser hide caption

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An illustration comparing the giant penguin to an average person. Kumimanu biceae weighed about 220 pounds and was a bit shorter than 6 feet in height. It swam around off the coast of New Zealand between 55 and 60 million years ago. Gerald Mayr hide caption

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Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand

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A red arrow points to Akayed Ullah, accused of triggering an explosion in the New York City subway system Monday. The image is from surveillance cameras in the commuter tunnel near Times Square; it's part of the federal complaint against Ullah. U.S. Attorney's Office hide caption

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