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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan testifies on security at the border and migrant detention during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Homeland Security Chief Faces Off With Democrats On Border Crisis

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is appearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee amid a heated debate between the GOP and Democrats about the administration's immigration policies.

In less than a hundred years, thousands upon thousands of Diamondback Terrapins had succumbed to the American appetite, depleting the species. Jesse D. Eriksen/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Taste For Turtle Soup Nearly Wiped Out Terrapins. Then Prohibition Saved Them

By the turn of the 20th century, America's love affair with Diamondback Terrapin soup — a subsistence food turned gourmet fare — had left the turtle's population teetering. Booze ban to the rescue.

Thousands of Iranians chanting "Death to America," participate in a mass funeral for 76 people killed when the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655, in Tehran, Iran, July 7, 1988. They hold aloft a drawing depicting the incident. 290 people were killed in the July 3, 1988 incident. Mohammad Sayyad/CP/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Iran Tensions Are High; 40 Years Of Conflict Suggest What Might Come Next

Since 1979, the two countries have been clashing almost continuously. Three key episodes from the conflict offer potential next moves.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a religious freedom summit at the Department of State Tuesday. Pompeo is headed to Argentina, which is expected to announce it's joining an international coalition to counter Iran. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Turns To South America For Help With Anti-Iran Coalition

As the U.S. has struggled to build support among its traditional allies in Europe to combat what it calls Iran's aggression, it has been forced to look elsewhere for support, such as Latin America.

Hashem Abedi, seen in this undated photo, is the younger brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi. On Thursday, Hashem Abedi appeared in court and, through his lawyer, denied any involvement in the 2017 attack. Force for Deterrence in Libya/AP hide caption

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Brother Of Suicide Bomber In Manchester Concert Attack Faces Murder Charges

Hashem Abedi has denied involvement in the 2017 bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people in Manchester, England. He was charged with murdering all of them.

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Streets A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Puerto Rico's Governor To Resign

Some of the island's biggest stars attended, and tensions ratcheted up in San Juan when protesters burst through a barricade at the governor's mansion and security forces fired tear gas at the crowd.

American aerospace engineer John Houbolt as he stands at a chalkboard in July 1962 showing his lunar orbit rendezvous plan for landing astronauts on the moon. NASA/LARC/Bob Nye/PhotoQuest/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening

In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky.

Trash piles in Monteverde, a residential neighborhood in Rome. During this scorching hot summer, the city's residents and visitors are being tested by a massive trash crisis that has prompted doctors to warn of the possible spread of diseases as birds, vermin and wild animals scavenge amid the rotting refuse. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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In Rome, Uncollected Trash Festers In Scorching Heat

Doctors have warned of health risks from tons of garbage rotting in the Italian capital's streets during the summer's hot spells.

In Rome, Uncollected Trash Festers In Scorching Heat

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