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Picture of Syria’s Kurds look to Assad for protection after US pullout

Syria’s Kurds look to Assad for protection after US pullout

People standing on a rooftop in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, watch as in the background smoke billows from fires caused by Turkish bombardment in Tal Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency says Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the center of a Syrian border town, Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of the Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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Picture of New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

This aerial photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

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Picture of California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

This Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, photo provided by Kyla Awalt shows Chole Awalt, front, and her brother Colton Awalt sitting on the couch while electrical cords are seen running through the house from a generator outside during Pacific Gas and Electric's shutoff in Paradise, Calif. When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them as blackouts became a recurring fact of life. Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes when the lights went out.

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Picture of US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon. Esper says the "impulsive" decision by Turkey to invade northern Syria will further destabilize a region already caught up in civil war. Esper says the invasion puts America's Syrian Kurdish partners "in harm's way," but insists the Kurds are not being abandoned.

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Picture of Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 1 dead, 2 missing

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 1 dead, 2 missing

This aerial photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

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Picture of Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Portsmouth, N.H. President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, stood behind personal attorney Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations.

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Picture of Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump’s presidency

Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump’s presidency

In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a White House-released memorandum of President Donald Trump's July 25, 2019, telephone conversation with Ukraine's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, released Sept. 25, 2019. There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump’s 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry, and as many eyes that saw what he said.

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Picture of 97% of blackout customers have power restored

97% of blackout customers have power restored

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, firefighters check on homes in smoke from the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, Calif.

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Picture of Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products

Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products

In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, on the sale of flavored vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened nearly 1,300 people nationwide and killed more than two dozen people, including two in Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates the recreational marijuana market in the state, voted unanimously to approve the temporary sales ban.

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Picture of Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: ‘We are the change’

Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: ‘We are the change’

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg pulls her speech out of a pocket as she steps up to speak to several thousand people at a climate strike rally Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Denver. The rally was staged in Denver's Civic Center Park.

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