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This notice on a cigarette packet in Thailand shows the potential impact of reduced blood circulation to extremities because of smoking. Such pictorial warnings are among the anti-smoking measures that are more likely to be found in countries that have limited Big Tobacco's influence on their politics, according to the new Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index.
Kamel Guemari is a manager of a McDonald's in a neighborhood in Marseille, France, that's known for crime and drug gangs. He has been leading an employee charge to save the restaurant, which has become a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.
Though complications from the flu can be deadly for people who are especially vulnerable, including pregnant women and their newborns, typically only about half of pregnant women get the needed vaccination, U.S. statistics show.
Michael Stumo and his wife Nadia Milleron, whose daughter was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight crash, attend a House committee hearing June 19. They and other victims' families have been a driving force in the campaign to keep the Boeing 737 Max grounded.
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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, left, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, after concluding a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, in May.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said Sunday that his words were taken out of context when he acknowledged on Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was being tied to President Trump seeking a political favor.
A Bradley Fighting Vehicle was involved in the training accident that killed three soldiers at Fort Stewart, in Georgia, on Sunday. Above, a Bradley is stationed to support a patrol mission by U.S.-Iraqi forces in Baghdad.
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The Paris Zoological Park is home to Physarum polycephalum, better known as "the blob," a unicellular organism capable of learning despite its lack of neurons.
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Family and friends who lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses left pill bottles in protest outside the Stamford, Conn., headquarters of Purdue Pharma in August 2018.
Supporters of gun control measures gather at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, N.H., in August, to urge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to act after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
Firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo holds a Burmese python. In 16 years of snake wrangling, he says he has been bitten more than 20 times but helping people desperate to get rid of snakes in their homes "makes me happy."
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