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A dog dressed as Oscar the Grouch participates in the annual #halloween dog parade at Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park in #NewYork on Saturday.
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The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating #hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush gathered in #CollegeStation, #Texas, to try to unite the country after the storms.
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The #OneAmericaAppeal backed by the ex-presidents has raised $31 million since it began on Sept. 7.
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The hearse carrying the body of U.S. #Army Sergeant La David Johnson passes in a procession in Cooper City, #Florida on Saturday. Johnson was one of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger during an ambush two weeks ago.
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The slain soldier leaves behind a wife, who is six months pregnant, and two children. Johnson’s name has been entangled in a controversy involving President #Trump, who was accused by Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of making insensitive remarks to the service member’s widow.
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A young Bengal #tiger smuggled into the U.S. as part of a sprawling “black market” was one of various exotic pets seized at the Mexican border.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that the months-long “Operation Jungle Book” led to the arrest of 16 people, each charged with the federal crimes of illegal importation and transportation of several live species. Other startling discoveries included dozens of dead Asian songbirds and King Cobras smuggled inside potato chip cans.
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A yellow maple leaf floats in a pond in #Moscow. (@ilnitskys / @epaphotos)
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A woman cries as she looks at her destroyed house in Raqqa after a U.S.-backed force expelled ISIS from the northern #Syrian city. (Bulent Kilic / @afpphoto / @gettyimages)
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Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga run through the crowd prior to his arrival at a rally in #Nairobi, #Kenya. (Ben Curtis / @ap.images)
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A group of staff is reflected in a puddle as they prepare to pose for photographs in #TiananmenSquare during the opening of the 19th Party Congress in #Beijing. (Andy Wong / @ap.images)
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Family members listen during a funeral for #LasVegas police officer Charleston Hartfield on Friday, in Henderson, Nevada. The off-duty #police officer, who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, was honored with a posthumous promotion to Army first sergeant during the emotional service.
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Hartfield, who was also a U.S. Army Service member, had provided instructions ahead of time to be read at his memorial, which read in part: "If you're reading this, then I've been called home."
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"The truth only," it said. "None of that stuff about how great I was."
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@therealchaseutley celebrates in the clubhouse after the Los Angeles @Dodgers beat the Chicago @Cubs 11-1 to reach the #WorldSeries for the first time since 1988. Enrique Hernandez homered three times and drove in a record seven runs, Clayton Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and #LosAngeles ended the #Chicago Cubs' title defense with an 11-1 rout in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night.
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Former President Barack Obama stepped back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, as he rallied on Thursday with Democratic candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey.
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#Obama did not mention President Donald Trump in his speeches at Richmond's convention center or at a Newark hotel. But he did tell crowds at both events that they could send a message to the rest of the country in the upcoming elections.
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A man wearing a shirt with swastikas is punched near the site of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida campus on Thursday in #Gainesville. Hundreds protested the speech, but the widespread clashes some feared didn't happen.
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The point, some protesters said, was to turn out in numbers that would make the number of #RichardSpencer supporters look tiny. "We don't want your Nazi hate," the protesters chanted, pounding drums and carrying signs championing diversity.
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In heart-felt remarks about his own loss, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a former general whose Marine son was killed in Afghanistan, said Thursday he was "stunned" by a Florida lawmaker's criticism of President Donald Trump's condolence call to a fallen soldier's wife.
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Kelly strongly defended Trump, who touched off the controversy on Monday by falsely claiming President Barack Obama had not called the families of fallen soldiers.
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Kelly called Trump "brave" for attempting to make the difficult condolence calls to families who have lost a loved one. There is "no perfect way to make that phone call," Kelly said, disclosing that when he became chief of staff he had advised Trump not to make condolence calls to the grieving families "because it’s not the phone call that parents, family members are looking forward to."
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Female Kurdish fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather for a celebration at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqqa, #Syria on Thursday, after retaking the city from #ISIS fighters.
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The Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. The all-women force, which is part of the U.S.-backed SDF battling ISIS, lost 30 fighters in the four-month battle to liberate #Raqqa.
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Former President Bill Clinton shakes hands with a police officer as he arrives at 10 Downing Street on Thursday in #London. #BillClinton is meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the Northern Ireland political crisis.
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Charred cars sit in the driveway of a property destroyed by #wildfires the village of Travanca do Mondego, #Portugal on Tuesday.
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Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday over its 41 #wildfire deaths amid widespread public anger, with pressure growing on the government to explain why officials failed to prevent the tragedy that came just four months after 64 others died in another fast-moving blaze.
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Workers from Advanced Granite Solutions console each other as police respond to a shooting at the company in #HarfordCounty, #Maryland on Wednesday. A gunman opened fire, killing three co-workers and wounding two others.
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A manhunt was underway for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, who was considered armed and dangerous.
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Crowds gather in #Barcelona to protest a judge’s decision to provisionally jail two #Catalan independence leaders in a sedition probe on Tuesday. Spain's top court officially ruled that #Catalonia's disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against #Spain's constitution.
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The Milky Way illuminates the sky above Lake Brienz in the Bernese Oberland of Bern, #Switzerland.
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Santa Maria firefighter Cody Joy plays with Lucky, a 13-week-old #Labrador puppy, on Tuesday in #GlenEllen, California.
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In #California's wine-making region, tens of thousands of people began drifting back to their neighborhoods after the deadliest #wildfires in the state's history. About 34,000 people remained under evacuation Tuesday.
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Thousands more #Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in #Myanmar and crossing into #Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to the @unitednations refugee agency.
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A #UNHCR drone video shot Monday shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya Muslims trudging along a narrow strip of land alongside what appears to a rain-swollen creek in the Palong Khali area in southern Bangladesh. The line of #refugees stretches for a few miles.
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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces looks out from a building at the frontline in #Raqqa on Monday. U.S.-backed fighters have taken #ISIS's de facto capital in #Syria after months of battle, a militia commander said Tuesday.
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Raqqa’s fall is both a significant military victory as well as a symbolic one. The militias have battled for control of the city since June in a painstaking block-by-block, and sometimes building-by-building, fight for control.
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Boys gather on the road welcoming Iraqi forces as they advanced in military vehicles in Kirkuk, #Iraq on Monday.
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Two weeks after fighting together against ISIS, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of #Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's #Kurdish vote for independence.
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The move by the Iraqi military and its allied militias so soon after neutralizing ISIS in northern Iraq hinted at a country that could once again turn on itself after disposing of a common enemy.
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