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Outgoing President Raul Castro raises his arms in celebration after Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro passed Cuba's presidency to Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of someone outside the Castro family for the first time in nearly six decades. He remains head of the powerful Communist Party that oversees political and social activities. (Adalberto Roque/Pool via AP)
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Opposition demonstrators light their cell phones as they gather in the Republic Square to protest the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Several protesters have been arrested in Yerevan on Thursday as police tried to prevent sit -in protest in front of a government building. (Aram Kirakosyan, PAN Photo via AP)
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Shows Russian soldiers and Syrian government forces gathering next to a bus during the evacuation of rebel fighters from the Army of Islam and their families from the town of Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Syrian state media said Thursday that hundreds of rebel fighters in Dumayr, have handed in their weapons and started to leave the area under an evacuation deal moving them to opposition-held areas in the north, effectively surrendering their turf to government forces. (SANA via AP)
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Members of the Mapleton Police Department and forensics gather evidence at a home in Mapleton, Utah. Police documents say a couple who recently moved from Switzerland to Utah planned together a murder-suicide that left their family of four dead, including buying sleeping pills and researching shootings. (Adam Fondren/The Deseret News via AP, File)
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Cheryl Galloway, of Providence, R.I., front, uses a mobile phone to take a photo with family members in front of the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks at the WaterFire Arts Center, in Providence. The house will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month because several groups, including NAACP Providence, have provided money. The house was supposed to be the centerpiece of a weeks long exhibition this spring at Brown University, which the Ivy league school abruptly canceled. Rosa Parks moved to the house in Detroit in 1957, two years after refusing to give up her bus seat.
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Sen. Duckworth and Daughter Make Senate History
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European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini talks to the media during a news conference with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. A senior European Union official has praised Macedonia's progress in efforts to join the EU, but warned the Balkan country needs to successfully implement its promised reforms if it is to join the bloc.
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Palestinians watch a bulldozer raises protective sand berms around the tents at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Palestinian activists are moving protest encampments closer to Israel's fence ahead of mass demonstration.
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Police Chief Apologizes for Starbucks Arrests
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks during state ceremonies in homage to the victims and fighters of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
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Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, and former president Raul Castro, raise their arms after Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro left the presidency after 12 years in office when the National Assembly approved Diaz-Canel's nomination as the candidate for the top government position. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP)
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Guests attend the opening of the 'Pop-Kultur' festival in the Berghain club in Berlin. A local lawmaker in Berlin has reaped ridicule online for her proposal to close one of the city’s internationally renowned techno clubs because of the partygoers’ drug consumption, long opening hours and lascivious behavior on the dance floor. (Jeers Carstensen/dpa via AP, file)
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Meral Aksener, a former Turkish interior minister and deputy parliament speaker, addresses her party's first meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to try and mount a strong challenge against strongman Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections, scheduled for June 24, 2018. Turkey is switching from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system that will concentrate increased powers in the hands of the president, following a narrowly approved referendum last year. (Depo Photos via AP, File)
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Greek police officers in plain clothes escort two of the eight Turkish servicemen, right and third right, to the appeal court in Athens. Greece's highest court on Thursday April 19, 2018 has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a definitive decision on his asylum application.
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Provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese armed helicopter assaults targets with rocket projectiles in a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast. Taiwan's government said Thursday, April 19, 2018, recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. The Mainland Affairs Council said there would be no giving in or making of concessions to Beijing and that the situation was being closely monitored. China held live-fire exercises involving attack helicopters off its southeast coast on Wednesday. (Li Shilong/Xinhua News Agency via AP)
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Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner gives a speech after being felicitated by Nepal's government in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Nepal's government on Thursday honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago. Messner and Austrian Peter Habeler reached the summit without use of supplementary oxygen, while others on their team used bottled oxygen.
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Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni walks with his Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila shortly after arriving at the Victoria Palace, the Romanian government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Gentiloni is on a one-day official visit to Romania and he will also meet Romania's president Klaus Iohannis.
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A computer generated image of Mafia top boss Matteo Messina Denaro, at the Palermo police headquarters, southern Italy. Italian police on Thursday, April 19, 2018 arrested 22 Sicilian Mafiosi as part of an ongoing operation aimed at capturing Italy’s most-wanted boss Denaro, a fugitive since 1993 who is considered a possible successor to the "boss of bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina, who died last year in custody while serving 26 life sentences.
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A student prapares a banner reading "Students and employees, All in the Street, General Strike" in front of a blocked entry at the Nanterre university, suburb of Paris, France, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. French students intensified blockades of universities over the government's reform.
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In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.
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In this photo provided by Labram Hkun Awng, Kachin civilians displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin guerrillas take shelter in a jungle close to Tanai, northern Kachin state, Myanmar Thursday, April 19, 2018. Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north. (Labram Hkun Awng via AP Photo)
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The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation between Britain and Russia, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at United Nations headquarters.
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From video, Yoselyn Ortega, a trusted nanny to a well-to-do family, listens to court proceedings during the first day of her trial, in New York. Jurors on Wednesday, April 18 found that Yoselyn Ortega killed 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim in October 2012 and understood the consequences of her actions when she did it. They said she was guilty of murder. (WYNY-TV/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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The cover of an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump at a store in New York. Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump, settled her lawsuit Wednesday, April 18, 2018, with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla.