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Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, leading candidates of the right-wing, populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party, stand near an AfD poster that reads: "Crime Through Immigration, The Refugee Wave Leaves Behind Clues!" Sept. 18 in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Kurds wave Israeli flags at a Kurdish independence rally. Israel is the only country in the region to support the independence referendum. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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What To Know About The Independence Referendum In Iraqi Kurdistan

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A conservative student group at the University of California, Berkeley, and far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos (shown here in New York) are planning to host an event they're calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that comes out of cow belches and farts and ends up in the atmosphere. Charlie Litchfield/AP hide caption

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Some people seeking Medicare penalty waivers have experienced delays at Social Security Administration offices like this one in San Francisco, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook and Twitter appear to be key platforms in Russia's interference in the 2016 election; investigators want to know more. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday's first snow of the season can be seen at The Wall ski run in Kirkwood, Calif. Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer. Kirkwood Mountain Resort via AP hide caption

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TV screens at a store in Seoul, South Korea, show news coverage of the latest exchange of insults between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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A Tale Of 2 States: How California And Texas May Fare Under GOP Health Plan

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Equifax is facing criticism because after the security incident it chose to create an entirely new domain for customers to check whether they were affected. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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American soldiers advance through a rice paddy during the Vietnam War. PBS hide caption

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

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