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President Donald Trump speaks on border security during a Rose Garden event at the White House Feb. 15, 2019. The president announced anational emergency to free up federal funding to build a wall along the southern border.

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Sheena Billups prepares to lay flowers at a memorial for the 17 victimsof the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one year ago on Feb.14, 2019, in Parkland, Florida.

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Officers salute as the body of slain Detective Brian Simonsen are removed from Jamaica Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Jamaica, New York.

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Officers salute a procession as the body of slain Detective Brian Simonsen are removed from Jamaica Hospital, Feb. 12, 2019, in Jamaica, New York. A NYPD detective and a NYPD sergeant were shot while responding to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Queens.

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and her son Christopher, left, put the pall on the casket of her husband, former congressman John Dingell, at his funeral at the Church of the Divine Child on Feb. 12, 2019, in Dearborn, Michigan. Dingell, who died February 7th at the age of 92, was the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, having served for 59 years from 1955 until his retirement in 2015.

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Civilians who have fled fighting in Bagouz wait to board trucks after being screened by members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at a makeshift screening point in the desert on Feb. 12, 2019, in Bagouz, Syria. Civilian numbers fleeing fighting have increased in recent days after the beginning of a final operation by the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to oust ISIS from Bagouz, the last village held by the extremist group.

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Teachers carry placards as they walk a picket line outside South High School on Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike on Monday is the first for teachers in Colorado in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay. It follows a six-day strike by teachers in Los Angeles just one month ago.

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Notes are posted on the name plate outside the office of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., in the Longworth House Office Building on Feb. 11, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Rep. Omar apologized for a pair of tweets quoting Puff Daddy lyrics used to criticize the U.S.-Israel relationship that many say were anti-Semitic.

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Relatives gather outside after an early morning fire killed more than a dozen people at a hotel in the Karol Bagh neighborhood of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announces her 2020 presidential bid on Feb. 10, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Klobuchar joins other Democratic hopefuls, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker in taking on President Donald Trump.

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A demonstrator stands in the street to demand President Jovenel Moise's resignation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. At least one protestor was killed during a weekend-long protest against skyrocking inflation and economic mismanagement by the government from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti.

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Phan Thi Kim Phuc, known as the napalm girl, seen after a meeting with the Dresden lord mayor on Feb. 11, 2019, in Dresden, Germany. Phan is slated to receive the 10th International Dresden Peace Prize.

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Japanese Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (C) raises his arm with other party members at the party's annual convention on Feb. 10, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. The ruling party introduced candidates running for a triennial election for the Upper House set to be held this summer at the annual convention.

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Turkish rescue workers carry a 16-year-old boy after they pulled him out from the rubble of an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

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Lawmakers react to President Donald Trump's acknowledgement of an increased presence of women in the workforce and on Capitol Hill during his State of the Union address, Feb. 5, 2019. Congress has seen a record amount of women elected to the House of Representatives following the 2018 midterms.

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People watch as a gas main fire burns out of control along a major thoroughfare in San Francisco on Feb. 6, 2019. Five buildings, including a popular Chinese dim sum restaurant, were destroyed. No injuries were reported.

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Alice Johnson, seen with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, attend the State of the Union address as a special guest of President Donald Trump in the chamber of the House of Representatives on Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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Immigration rights supporters hold up signs reading 'Liar', in English and Spanish, while attending a watch party during President Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. The party was held at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights group in California.

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A performer dressed as an emperor, center, participates in a Qing dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair in Ditan Park in Beijing on Feb. 5, 2019, to usher in the new year by the lunar calendar.

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Crowds celebration the Lunar New Year in Manila, Philippines, Feb. 5, 2019. This year is the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Lunar calendar, representing abundance, diligence and generosity.

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A woman prays on the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Tanzhe temple in Beijing, China, Feb. 5, 2019. Southeast and eastern Asian countries are celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Pig on the lunar calendar.

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A North Korean refugee prays for her ancestors in North Korea as she visits the border to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea, on Feb. 5, 2019.

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A fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris, France, on Feb. 5, 2019. The Paris fire service says ten people have been killed and more injured in a fire in a residential building.

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Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring during the 133rd annual Groundhog Day festivities on Feb. 2, 2019, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - welcome news to states in the midwest and northeast that just saw temperatures drop below zero from the polar vortex.

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent speaks with Central American immigrants after they crossed the border from Mexico on Feb. 1, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Agents took the migrants, who were seeking asylum in the United States, into custody.

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David Schwartz, of Bellevue, Washington, protests outside a book-promotion event held by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Jan. 31, 2019, in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid.

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A man holds a portrait of Kim Bok-dong, 92, a former sex slave to the Japanese Imperial Army during the war, during the funeral service on Feb. 1, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim, born in 1926, was forcibly taken by Japan as a sex slave, also known as a "comfort woman," to serve its soldiers during World War II. Kim was an outspoken witness to the atrocities suffered by women like her during wartime, testifying at hearings and conferences overseas.

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Thousands of youngsters march during a climate change protest in Brussels, Jan. 31, 2019. Thousands of teenagers in Belgium have skipped school for the fourth week in a row in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world's climate.

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Opposition leader and self-proclaimed "acting president" Juan Guaido, center, chants slogans as he marches with students during a protest he convened against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, outside Venezuela's Central University in Caracas, on Jan. 30, 2019. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit out Wednesday at military "mercenaries" he says are conspiring to divide the armed forces and plot a coup as the opposition planned a new protest to force the socialist leader from power.

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Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, arrives at the Prettyman United States Courthouse before pleading not guilty to charges from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he lied to Congress and engaged in witness tampering on Jan. 29, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. There is mounting anger directed at Vale amid questions about an apparent lack of a warning siren ahead of Friday's collapse of a dam at one of its dams that has killed dozens.

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Rescuers search for victims near the town of Brumadinho, Brazil, three days after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale on Jan. 28, 2019. A tsunami of toxic mud broke through the dam, killing 58 people. Hundreds more were missing as of late Sunday.

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Cuban firefighters assist the evacuation of a mother and her baby in the Luyano neighborhood in Havana, Cuba, Jan. 28, 2019. An 'atmospheric event' killed three people and left 172 injured in Havana, according to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

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Thousands of pilgrims watch as Pope Francis arrives for a vigil at Campo San Juan Pablo II in Panama City, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The pope had called for a peaceful resolution to the power struggle over Venezuela's presidency before he wrapped up his trip to Panama.

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Roger Stone, a long-time advisor to President Donald Trump, exits the federal courthouse on Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Stone was charged by special counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering.

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Former California Governor Jerry Brown, left, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry unveil the Doomsday Clock during The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists news conference, on Jan. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. This year, the Doomsday Clock remains unchanged and is set at two minutes to midnight.