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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden, chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, in Philadelphia on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. With its new record level, the blue chip index is now up 16 percent since the start of the year and about 26 percent since Election Day. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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

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One of many grocery stores in Venezuela where the shelves are bare. Even in regions such as Latin America that do well overall, there are glaring exceptions, such as Venezuela, where political turmoil has created massive price inflation and food shortages. Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

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Most employers are likely to continue paying for birth control for women. But there are exceptions. Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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The collision of two neutron stars, seen in an artist's rendering, created both gravitational waves and gamma rays. Researchers used those signals to locate the event with optical telescopes. Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science hide caption

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Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as Preisdent Trump speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden following a lunch meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Somali soldiers and rescue workers on Sunday inspect the scene of the truck bomb explosion in Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran, in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House, on October 13, 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Executive Actions May Mean More Headaches For Struggling Congress

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

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A Krispy Kreme doughnut was to blame for a white substance that led to an Orlando man being jailed on drug charges. Results from roadside drug test kits conducted by law enforcement officers can be unreliable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi forces use heavy equipment to damage a poster of Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk, as Baghdad seeks to take control of the city from the Kurds. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host

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Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont attends a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the death of Catalan leader Lluis Companys at the Montjuic Cemetery in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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