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Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday's earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands.
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Sister Mariana, from Albania, checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
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People wait for firefighters to accompany them to get their belongings from their homes, in San Pellegrino, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. A magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.
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Mother, Boyfriend Charged in NM Girl Slaying
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Clinton: Trump 'Taking Hate Groups Mainstream'
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In this July, 2016 file photo, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to members of the media at his compound, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Turkey says the U.S. is legally bound by a treaty to immediately hand over Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it accuses of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government. The U.S. government says it can't comply until Turkey can convince a judge its allegations against Gulen are legitimate.
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Syrian Kurdish militia members of the YPG make a V-sign next to a drawing of Abdullah Ocalan, jailed Kurdish rebel leader, in Esme village in Aleppo province, Syria. A Turkish military expedition into Syria has threatened a Kurdish political project just as Kurdish forces seemed on the verge of connecting their northern Syrian zones. It is the first Turkish ground intervention in the course of the Syria war, now in its sixth year, and it underscores how seriously Turkey is taking Kurdish autonomy next door. (Mursel Coban/Depo Photos via AP, File)
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Made from video, Nissrine Samali, 20, gets into the sea wearing a burkini, a wetsuit-like garment that also covers the head, in Marseille, southern France. Burkinis vs. bikinis. Beneath the clash over how to dress, or undress, on the beaches of France simmers an issue that for decades has divided the nation, and grown more complex in this time of terrorism.
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Activists protest outside the French embassy, during the "wear what you want beach party" in London, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach. Writing on the sign reads: 'No to Islamophobia, yes to Burkinis.'
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Trump Courts Minority Vote
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Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey, who authorities are seeking in connection with the killing of Kimberly Harvill and kidnapping of her three small children. Authorities say the couple may have left California with the children, Rylee Watkins, 5, Brayden Watkins, 3, and Joslynn Watkins, 2. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)
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Colombia's Govt. and Rebels Sign Peace Accord
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Arpaio's campaign manager has questioned a judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue a criminal contempt-of-court case against the lawman 10 days before he faces a primary election.
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Del. Woman Fell 35-Feet from Zip Line Platform
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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A Clinton spokeswoman says the daughter of former President Bill Clinton, the founder of the family foundation, and the Democratic presidential nominee will stay on the foundation's board.
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Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks at United Nations headquarters. Churkin said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, there doesn't have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical attacks in the conflict-torn country.
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Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence talks with Terry Munson, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind. Munson's home was hit by a tornado that passed through the area Wednesday afternoon.
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A wooden urn with the ashes of Polish fighter ace Capt. Kazimierz Sporny, credited with downing at of least five enemy planes in the Battle of Britain,is carried with military honors at the Krzesiny Air Base in Poznan, Poland on Thursday, August 25, 2016, after being brought from London for a military burial in his hometown. The burial ceremony of Sporny, who died in Britain in 1949 was part of ceremonies honoring Poland's Air Force at a time when the conservative government attaches great importance to defense because of Russia's actions in western Ukraine.
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Ed Henry, Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News, applauds during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. After taking four months off, Henry will return to Fox News, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in a new role, as Chief National Correspondent.
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VP Biden Hopes to Close Down Guantanamo Bay
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Michelle Martens. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says what happened to the little girl "is unspeakable and justice should come down like a hammer" on whoever is responsible. Officer Tanner Tixier said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 24, that charges are being filed against Martens, Fabian Gonzales, and Jessica Kelley.(Metropolitan Detention Center via AP)