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Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher and his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after the Navy SEAL was acquitted of murder by a military court in San Diego on July 2. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Scott Warren (center) of Ajo, Ariz., celebrates with his attorneys Amy Knight and Greg Kuykendall outside court in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday. Astrid Galvan/AP hide caption

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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh (right) leaves federal court in Baltimore on Thursday after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a fraudulent children's book sales to enrich herself and help her political career. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium, which appears to block transmission of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne viruses. Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Infecting Mosquitoes With Bacteria Could Have A Big Payoff

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Licensed practical nurse Stephanie Dotson measures Kent Beasley's blood pressure in downtown Atlanta in September. Dotson is a member of the Mercy Care team that works to bring medical care to Atlanta residents who are homeless. Bita Honarvar for WABE hide caption

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They Bring Medical Care To The Homeless And Build Relationships To Save Lives

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A Utah woman is facing misdemeanor lewdness charges after being seen topless in her own home by her stepchildren. Her attorneys argued Tuesday in district court in Salt Lake City that the statute is unconstitutional. Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Among the obstacles Katie Visco and her husband, Henley Phillips, had to get past were the Flinders Ranges, here seen near Hawker, Australia. "We felt so much joy," Visco says of the sight. Ian Waldie/Getty Images hide caption

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A lawsuit by 17 McDonald's workers accuses the fast-food chain of "undermining safety" with late-night work, store design changes and inadequate training. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Shamim Banno, 55, walks up the Harchi Valley after she finished milking her cow. Farmers in the Harchi Valley in Pakistan's highlands have enjoyed a close relationship with their glacier that snakes between two mountain peaks. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is weighing a 2020 presidential run. He'd join two other wealthy, self-funding Democrats in the primary: John Delaney and Tom Steyer. Monica Schipper/Getty Images hide caption

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David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, is scheduled to give public testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump on Thursday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A Diplomat With A History Of Voicing Concerns Set To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, departs for a short break while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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