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Mitt Romney after his speech in Yardley, PA. Photograph by Christopher Morris for TIME. (@Christopher_VII)

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User Image time Posted: Jan 19, 2018 7:40 PM (UTC)

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Defiant and confident, Olympic gymnast @alyraisman read a strong statement confronting Larry Nassar, who she says sexually abused her for years while she trained on the U.S. national team. "Larry, you do realize now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force and you are nothing. The tables have turned, Larry," the six-time Olympic medalist said in a Michigan courtroom on Jan. 19. "We have our voices, and we are not going anywhere." Raisman was one of dozens of women who have made victim impact statements at the sentencing hearing of Nassar, who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first degree criminal sexual assault in state court. Raisman, who revealed she had been sexually abused by Nassar in November, has also been publicly critical of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee for failing to protect gymnasts from Nassar: "They have been quick to capitalize on my success. But did they reach out when I came forward? No." Video source: CNN
User Image time Posted: Jan 19, 2018 4:13 PM (UTC)

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A drone dropped a flotation device to two teenagers caught in a riptide off the Australian coast on Jan. 18, in what is being heralded as a world-first rescue. Off the coast of Lennox Head, 470 miles north of Sydney, Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler were a little more than a half-mile (1 km.) from lifeguards who were about to start training with the drones—equipped with a camera, rescue gear and six rotors, the Associated Press reports. After a friend raised the alert, a lifeguard piloted the drone to the swimmers and dropped a rescue pod minutes faster than lifeguards could have reached the pair by conventional means. It was the first drone rescue since last month, when the New South Wales state government invested $345,000 in drone technology for rescue and shark-spotting work. Video source: Surf Life Saving NSW
User Image time Posted: Jan 19, 2018 1:04 PM (UTC)
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Street vendors sell merchandise related to Pope Francis' visit in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, on Jan. 18. In Peru, the second leg of his South American trip, @franciscus planned to meet with indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country's gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland. Photograph by Ernesto Benavides—@afpphoto/@gettyimages
User Image time Posted: Jan 19, 2018 2:26 AM (UTC)

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The parents of 13 siblings who authorities said were held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home have been charged with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said on Jan. 18. Prosecutors filed 12 counts of torture, seven counts of dependent adult abuse, six counts of child abuse and 12 counts of false imprisonment against the couple. David Turpin was additionally charged with one count of a lewd act on a child under age 14. The victims range in age from 2 to 29. Video source: CNN
User Image time Posted: Jan 19, 2018 12:47 AM (UTC)
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Protesters advocating for the DREAM Act hold a candlelight vigil outside the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 18. Congress continues to wrestle with funding the federal government as immigration has become a key stumbling block in negotiations to pass a continuing resolution. Photograph by Win McNamee—@gettyimages
User Image time Posted: Jan 18, 2018 11:36 PM (UTC)

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Photojournalists become celebrities by creating images that shape the way we see the world. Photo editors, away from the limelight, shape the way those images are presented. And Barbara Baker Burrows, who died of a rare brain disease on Jan. 10, at 73, chose the pictures that told some of the century’s biggest stories. After joining @LIFE's staff in 1966, Burrows—seen here in her Time & Life Building office in the mid-1980s—earned a reputation for never closing a story until it had exactly the right image, and for often finding it too. But her half-century at Time Inc. was distinguished by more than her encyclopedic knowledge of photography: she turned colleagues into family. "She was the mother of LIFE magazine—she cared for all the photographers," photographer Harry Benson told TIME after Burrows' death. "She remembered pictures that never made the final cut, which years later would take on a whole new meaning for a new story she was working on." Burrows once said she pinched herself sometimes, because working at LIFE felt like a dream. But that extended "family" knew that couldn’t be the case: her magic worked because there was, at its heart, something very real. Photograph by Tobey Sanford
User Image time Posted: Jan 18, 2018 4:35 PM (UTC)

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Mai Khanh Tran fled Saigon at age 9, worked through Harvard as a janitor and started her own pediatrics practice. The morning after the 2016 election that swept Donald Trump into office, she dragged herself out of bed and put on her white coat. One of her first patients of the day was a 4-year-old with a brain tumor whose mother, a nail-salon worker, could afford health insurance only because of the Affordable Care Act. "We cried together," Tran recalls. "And it dawned on me that we needed to get beyond the tears and speak up and fight." Now she’s running for Congress to replace Representative Ed Royce, a California Republican who recently announced his retirement. A year after millions marched in the streets, a record number of women are running for office. Read the full cover story on Photograph by @ilonaaszwarc for TIME
User Image time Posted: Jan 18, 2018 2:55 PM (UTC)

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Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who worked as an adviser in the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, decided to run for the House of Representatives in Illinois after her Congressman broke a pledge on the health care bill. Underwood, who has a heart condition, then went a step further. She encouraged a high school acquaintance, Anne Stava-Murray, to launch a bid for the Illinois house of representatives. Stava-Murray, a 32-year-old mother of two, had met 45-year-old Val Montgomery at the Women’s March in Naperville, Ill. They started a local Women’s March group together, and ultimately Stava-Murray persuaded Montgomery to run for a neighboring seat in the Illinois house. One woman’s campaign turned into three. "Women have been running Naperville forever, but we haven’t necessarily held elected office. Now we have this idea that we can lead," says Underwood. "It’s like this ripple effect." A year after millions marched in the streets, a record number of women are running for office. Read the full cover story on Photograph by @marzenaabrahamik for TIME
User Image time Posted: Jan 18, 2018 1:53 PM (UTC)

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TIME's new cover: First they marched. Now a record number of women are running for office. Photo-illustration by Sean McCabe for TIME. Photographs courtesy of the subjects or shot for TIME. Animation by @brobeldesign
User Image time Posted: Jan 18, 2018 2:38 AM (UTC)
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Students and faculty at Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, celebrated the return of electricity after 112 days without power. The school had been without electricity since Hurricane Maria roared across the American island territory of 3.4 million people on Sept. 20, 2017. At the time the video was captured, roughly 40 percent of the island remained without power. Video source: Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo
User Image time Posted: Jan 17, 2018 11:55 PM (UTC)

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During remarks on the Senate floor on Jan. 17, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake denounced President Trump’s use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the media and stories he doesn’t like. Flake, who is not seeking re-election in Arizona, accused Trump of using "despotic language" about the press, said he has "inspired dictators and authoritarians" and that Trump's attacks were reminiscent of words infamously used by Joseph Stalin. The White House responded by saying Flake was "looking for some attention." Video source: Senate TV
User Image time Posted: Jan 17, 2018 4:18 PM (UTC)

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One after one on Jan. 16, victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar began speaking out in a Michigan courtroom about the sexual abuse and emotional trauma that he inflicted on them as children. Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing, the Associated Press reports. Many of them cried as they gave the initial testimonies on Tuesday. Nassar has pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. "I testified to let the world know that you are a repulsive liar," one victim, Kyle Stephens, said to 54-year-old Nassar. Stephens, who was the first to speak, said Nassar repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home. She said Nassar later denied it, and her parents believed him. "Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don’t stay little forever," Stephens said. "They grow into strong women that … destroy your world." Video source: Pool
User Image time Posted: Jan 17, 2018 3:51 AM (UTC)
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A wallaby disrupted traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Jan. 16—with police in pursuit. Swamp wallabies, which are smaller marsupials than their kangaroo cousins, are common across eastern Australia, but are rarely seen in cities, the Associated Press reports. The wallaby hopped across the bridge’s eight lanes of traffic then turned onto an expressway toward the Sydney Opera House. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. Video source: New South Wales Police
User Image time Posted: Jan 17, 2018 1:54 AM (UTC)

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Sen. Cory Booker sharply criticized Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Jan. 16 for saying she could not recall President Trump using the vulgarity "shithole" to describe African countries and Haiti during a closed-door meeting on immigration last week. Booker became emotional and visibly angered when Nielsen was taking questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee about Trump’s comments, the Associated Press reports. "When ignorance and bigotry are allied with power, it’s a dangerous force in our country," he said. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity." Video source: Pool
User Image time Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:22 AM (UTC)

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President Trump’s doctor recommended that the commander-in-chief should lose some weight, but said his "overall health is excellent." Speaking in the White House briefing room on Jan. 16, Dr. Ronny Jackson described the results of four hours of physical and mental health testing that occurred last Friday. On the President's mental health, he noted, "there’s no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issue.” Video source: White House
User Image time Posted: Jan 16, 2018 5:45 PM (UTC)
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Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flowed down Mount Mayon's crater, seen here in this timelapse footage, in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Associated Press reported on Jan. 15 that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level to three, on a scale of five, indicating an increased prospect of a hazardous eruption "within weeks or even days." Video source: Ronald Chazzy Rebutica
User Image time Posted: Jan 15, 2018 4:42 PM (UTC)

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The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place as he publicly denies being racist, in the wake of disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti. (Trump has denied making the remarks.) For African-Americans particularly, the Associated Press reports, Trump's latest insult felt like whiplash. Barely a year ago, America's first black president, @barackobama, marked his final King Day in office with his usual community service; now, his successor is presiding over a racial backlash that the U.S. has hardly seen in more than a generation. Activists, religious leaders and scholars say this is the type of thing that puts Trump's presidency in direct conflict with the legacy of King, who was assassinated April 4, 1968, while trying to make American society more inclusive. King's daughter, Bernice King, said the lesson of nonviolence is to focus on defeating injustice, not individuals, the AP adds, and that her father's life and work should be applied to the current moment. "Trump's election could be a blessing in disguise," Bernice King said. "This is the opportunity for America to correct itself." Video source: Onyx Media, LLC/@gettyimages #MLKDay
User Image time Posted: Jan 14, 2018 9:20 PM (UTC)
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A vehicle that went airborne into a building hangs out of a second-story window of a dentist office in Santa Ana, Calif., on Jan. 14. Authorities said the Nissan Altima hit a center divider, soared into the air and lodged into the top floor. Members of the Orange County Fire Authority and Los Angeles County Urban Search & Rescue rescued two people, who escaped serious injuries. Photograph by Capt. Stephen Horner—Orange County Fire Authority/@ap.images/@shutterstock
User Image time Posted: Jan 14, 2018 7:20 PM (UTC)

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A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane is seen struck in the mud on an embankment, one day after skidding off the airstrip after landing at Trabzon's airport on the Black Sea coast of northern Turkey, on Jan. 14. The plane, with 168 people on board, had taken off from Ankara on its way to the northern province of Trabzon. No casualties were reported. Photograph by Ihlas News Agency—@afpphoto/@gettyimages
User Image time Posted: Jan 14, 2018 5:21 PM (UTC)

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This is no painting. It's a photograph of the clouds above Jupiters northern hemisphere, recently released by @nasa. The Juno spacecraft snapped this image on Dec. 16, 2017, from 8,292 miles (13,345 kilometers) above the clouds—a distance equal to a little more than an Earth's diameter away. The agency called it a "mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet's tumultuous atmosphere." Photograph by @nasa