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An outrider waits for the fourth race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita horse racing track Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Santa Anita , Calif. The famed horse racing track ended its season mired in controversy after a 30th horse died and its trainer banned.

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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Sex abuse victims hold signs and photos of themselves at the age of their abuse at a press conference on June 20, 2019, in New York. Over 200 survivors allege that Reginal Archibald, a pediatric endocrinologist and researcher at Rockefeller University, used his position to abuse children as young as 2-years-old for more than 40 years.

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Jessica Purciful , left, and Angela Hicks, right, who both opposed a measure that would give public health officials oversight of doctors that may be giving fraudulent medical exemptions from vaccinations console each other after Bill SB276 was approved by the Assembly Health Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, California, Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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Nadia Milleron, the mother of Samya Stumo who was killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, reacts before an aviation subcommittee hearing on "Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives." at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 19, 2019.

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A Sacramento Police vehicle passes a roadblock near a home that authorities have surrounded where an armed suspect has taken refuge after shooting a Sacramento police officer, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

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Actor Danny Glover testifies during a hearing on slavery reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on June 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The subcommittee debated the H.R. 40 bill, which proposes a commission be formed to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans.

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Passengers line up to board a delayed Amtrak train at New York Penn Station, June 19, 2019, in New York City. Power outage issues on Amtrak and New Jersey Transit train lines halted all trains in and out of New York Penn Station on Wednesday morning.

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Rev. Jarrett Maupin, left, arrives with Dravon Ames, second from left, Lesha Harper, second from right, and one of the family's two daughters, 1-year-old London, prior to the start of a community meeting, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Phoenix. The community meeting stems from reaction to a videotaped encounter that surfaced recently of Ames and his pregnant fiancee, Harper, having had guns aimed at them by Phoenix police during a response to a shoplifting report, as well as the issue of recent police-involved shootings in the community.

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A picture taken during a guided tour by the US Navy (NAVCENT) shows the Japanese oil tanker Kokuka Courageous off the port of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on June 19, 2019. The Japanese tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling Iranian mines, the US military in the Middle East said today.

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Protesters gather on a main road near the Legislative Council to protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. The largely youth-driven movement challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition law is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure. And that adds to its appeal for supporters disaffected from the moneyed elites who run the former British colony, organizers say.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., speaks at a protest calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on June 15, 2019, in New York City. Major cities across the country held "#ImpeachTrump Day of Action" protests on Saturday to demand that Congress begin impeachment proceedings against the president.

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Counter-protesters rally against a demonstration calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on June 15, 2019, in New York City. Major cities across the country held "#ImpeachTrump Day of Action" protests on Saturday to demand that Congress begin impeachment proceedings against the president.

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Workers cover the steps of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in pride rainbow colors in honor of Pride Month, June 14, 2019, on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The steps will remain in pride colors through the end of the month.

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An image taken by Steffen Olsen, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute, on June 13, 2019, in Inglefield Bredning, Greenland, shows the extent of Greenland ice melt which influences the life of communities in Greenland relying on the sea ice for transport, hunting, fishing.

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Amanda Knox , center, hugs Peter Pringle, center-left, the last man to be sentenced to hanging in Ireland at the opening of the "Criminal Justice Festival" at the Law University of Modena, Italy, June 14, 2019, with Knox's boyfriend, Chris Robinson, left, and Knox's mother Edda Mellas, right. Knox returned to Italy for the first time since 2015, where she was acquitted of the gruesome murder of her British housemate after spending four years in prison.

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President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders share a moment during an East Room event on "second chance hiring" June 13, 2019, at the White House in Washington, D.C. President Trump announced that Sanders will be leaving her position at the White House.

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Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law after Wednesday's violent protest in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14, 2019. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.

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Police take away a pop-up art installation depicting a small child curled up underneath a foil survival blanket in a chain-link cage stands along a Brooklyn street on June 12, 2019, in New York City. Representing migrant children in U.S. Border Patrol custody, the cages were placed in front of the offices of various news organizations and other highly trafficked areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, stops to speak to members of the media after having met privately with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The closed-door hearing focuses on a Moscow Trump project during 2016 presidential campaign.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, far left, holds hands with grieving family members and loved ones of Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano as they walk in a procession behind a coroner's van transporting Solano's body, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Solano, who had been on life support, died Wednesday afternoon after being shot in an off-duty attack at a fast-food restaurant on Monday.

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A group of people flip over an hourglass in front of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, during a Green Peace rally to call for a presidential climate debate on June 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. DNC chairman Tom Perez rejected a request from Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to host a 2020 presidential debate focused solely on climate change.

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Jon Stewart waits to testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on Capitol Hill, June 11, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The fund provides financial assistance to responders, victims and their families who require medical care related to health issues they suffered in the aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Becky Ianni, a victim of abuse by a priest, holds up a photo of her younger self during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring meetings in Baltimore, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Ianni was 8-years-old when she says the priest of her family parish began to abuse her.

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People play in the water at Crissy Field East Beach on June 11, 2019, in San Francisco, California. The Bay Area is experiencing record temperatures for the third straight day. San Francisco shattered a record temp of 94 degrees from 1994 on Monday when the mercury hit 100 degrees.

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A policeman stands in front of the building where a helicopter crash -landed on top of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper in New York on June 10, 2019. The crash started a fire and left one person dead.

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A giant floating crane lift the sunken sightseeing boat "Mermaid" in Budapest on June 11, 2019. The Mermaid tourist boat was carrying mostly South Korean tourists when it capsized and sank seconds after colliding with a bigger river cruise boat on a busy stretch of the Danube river on May 29.

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Police officers use pepper spray against protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday, June 10, 2019. The extradition law has aroused concerns that this legislation would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, including mainland China, where a fair trial might not be guaranteed.

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters march on a street during a rally against the extradition law proposal that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial on June 9, 2019, in Hong Kong.

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People participate in the annual Los Angeles Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California, on June 9, 2019. LA Pride began on June 28, 1970, exactly one year after the historic Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, 50 years ago.

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Migrants walk past a large U.S. flag blanketing a portion of the border in protest to demand respect for migrants, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday, June 7, 2019.

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Horses arrive at sunrise for work outs at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, Friday, June 7, 2019. The 151st Belmont Stakes horse race will be run on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

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R. Kelly departs the Leighton Criminal Court building after pleading not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago.

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Brazil's star striker Neymar gives a thumbs-up as he leaves a police station after giving a statement to police for posting intimate WhatsApp messages with Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, who has accused him of rape on social media, at the Internet Crime Special Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 6, 2019.

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Migrants and residents use a makeshift raft to cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas State, Mexico, June 6, 2019. The U.S. warned Mexico Thursday it needed to make more concessions on slowing migration to avoid President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs, as the Mexican leader announced he would visit the border to "defend our dignity."

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First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron stand during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, on June 6, 2019, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.