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First lady Michelle Obama speaks to high school students from across the Washington D.C. area in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, as part of the International Jazz Day celebration. Michelle Obama plans to address Native American high school graduates during a commencement speech that comes as she attempts to spotlight tribal youth in the final months of her husband’s presidency. The first lady’s commencement address Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Santa Fe Indian School is part of an Obama initiative aimed at removing “barriers to success” for Native American youth, who the White House says make up the nation’s “most vulnerable population.”
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland.
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Jennifer Pinckney greets family members after the unveiling of the portrait of slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney at the state Capitol, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Clementa Pinckney died in that church along with eight others on June 17, leading a nighttime Bible study. Police said they were gunned down by a man motivated by racial hatred. (Paul Zoeller/The Post And Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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A woman waves the Mexican flag while driving past the Albuquerque Convention Center after a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, N.M. Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. (Jett Loe/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY
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Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016. Texas and several other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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Lightning from a severe storm fills the sky behind a grain elevator in Belvue, Kan., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The storm produced tornadoes near Chapman, Kan.
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In this image made from video, Attaporn Boonmakchuay gestures while talking to reporters, while lying in a hospital bed following a snake attack at his home in Chachoengsao, 90km east of the capital Bangkok, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Boonmakchuay is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. (BBTV CH7 Thailand via AP) THAILAND OUT
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People jump out of a boat right before it overturns off the Libyan coast, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered 7 bodies from the overturned migrant ship off the coast of Libya. Another 500 migrants who on board were rescued safely. (Marina Militare via AP Photo)
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Miranda Lambert performs during the 2016 iHeartRadio Country Festival held at Frank Erwin Center, in Austin, Texas. Lambert announced Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that she is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in Tishomingo, Ok., where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home. She says Pink Pistol will reopen later this summer in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
John King Jr. The Associated Press
Now-Education Secretary John King Jr. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. States would be able to decide how much significance to place on test scores, academic growth, and other measures of performance such as chronic absenteeism, under guidelines the Obama administration is proposing for new school accountability systems in guidelines being released May 26."These regulations give states the opportunity to work with all of their stakeholders, including parents, and educators to protect all students’ right to a high-quality education that prepares them for college and careers, including the most vulnerable students,” said King. “They also give educators room to reclaim for all of their students the joy and promise of a well-rounded educational experience.”
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Union activists guard a traffic circle near the Normandie Bridge outside of Le Havre where a pile of burning tires gas thrown up a big cloud of smoke during a blockade action, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is open to “improvements and modifications” in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests, but will not abandon it.
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Clarium Capital President Peter Thiel speaks during his keynote speech at the StartOut LGBT Entrepreneurship Awards in San Francisco. Billionaire tech investor Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times.
Barack Obama The Associated Press
President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Japan, Thursday, May 26, 2016, after completion the third working session of the G-7 Summit.
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Finance Minister Bill English discusses the annual budget with analysts and the media in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Smokers and polluters in the country will get hit with higher taxes as part of the government's economic plan.
Mullah Akhtar Mansour The Associated Press
Taken by freelance photographer Abdul Malik, purports to show volunteers standing near the wreckage of the destroyed vehicle, in which Mullah Akhtar Mansour was allegedly traveling in the Ahmed Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan border. The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that its former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and appointed a successor. In a statement sent to media Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two Mansour's deputies.
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People swim in Oahu's Hanauma Bay near Honolulu. Hanauma Bay is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2016 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University.
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielders Ryan Braun, left, Kirk Nieuwenhuis (10) and Keon Broxton celebrate after the Brewers defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in 13 innings in a baseball game Wednesday night, May 25, 2016, in Atlanta.
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A man walks in the rubble of damaged house in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Islamic State group is preventing people from fleeing Fallujah amid a military operation to recapture the city west of Baghdad, a local Iraqi official and aid groups said on Wednesday.
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor talks to teammates during an NFL football practice in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, May 24, 2016.