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A federal appeals court is allowing a lawsuit by Seth Rich's parents against Fox News and two other defendants to proceed. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters hide caption

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Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on Thursday outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., over its recent controversial opioid settlement. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Actress Felicity Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, arrive for her sentencing hearing Friday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston. Nic Antaya/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her government is creating a national gun registry "to prevent firearms from reaching the hands of criminals." She announced the new plan alongside Police Minister Stuart Nash. Tessa Burrows/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is suing CBS, alleging the network didn't fully vet his accusers' claims and omitted information that would exonerate him. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Blane Barksdale, 56, and his wife, Susan Barksdale, 59, escaped custody on Aug. 26 while being extradited from New York to Arizona after overpowering two security guards. Tucson Police Department via AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators received a message from business leaders Thursday, urging them to take action on gun violence in the U.S. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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The now-divorced couple is trying to find out what happened to Drew Wasilewski's once-frozen sperm. "They took it and it was defrosted. If they didn't use it for this procedure they must have used it in some other procedure," attorney David Mazie told NPR. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration Asylum Restrictions

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George Tyndall, pictured in July, voluntarily surrendered his medical license last week. He was arrested and charged with 29 criminal felonies for alleged professional misconduct and sexual battery by fraud, among other charges. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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The NRA says San Francisco lawmakers went too far in declaring it a terrorist organization. Here, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America take part in a rally against gun violence held at San Francisco City Hall in August. Liu Guanguan/Visual China Group via Getty Images hide caption

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A high school student participates in a gun control rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in March. The U.S. House is taking up gun control measures after recent mass shootings, but it's not clear what the Senate or President Trump will accept. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (left) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak Monday about the launch of an antitrust investigation into Google outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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48 States Investigating Whether Google's Dominance Hurts Competition

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