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A Townville Elementary student looks out of the window of a school bus as she and her classmates are transported to Oakdale Baptist Church, following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. (Katie McLean/The Independent-Mail via AP)
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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks during a campaign rally at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. First it was Bernie Sanders. Now it's Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein being sized up by many young people. With barely a month to go, Hillary Clinton is still struggling to convince young voters who twice helped elect Barack Obama that she deserves their support.
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This file frame grab from a cellphone shows an emergency alert along with a news alert on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, about a man wanted in connection with explosions in the New York City metropolitan area. The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise the search for the bombing suspect. The Federal Communications Commission approved a measure Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, that will let messages be up to four times longer than the current 90-character limit, and cellphone companies will have to support Spanish messages under the new rules. The changes will also let officials target messages more narrowly and include links in messages.
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Anthony Garcia, center, is led by sheriff's deputies at the Douglas County Court in Omaha, Neb., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, following a day of jury selection for his trial. Garcia, a former doctor, is accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school that fired him in 2001.
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An Iraqi man, bottom right, watches Cpl. Edward Chin of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment, cover the face of a statue of Saddam Hussein with an American flag before toppling the statue in downtown in Baghdad, Iraq. A bill passed by Congress allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government has reinforced to some in the Arab world a long-held view that the U.S. only demands justice for its own victims of terrorism, despite decades of controversial U.S. interventions around the world.
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David Ben-Gurion, former Prime Minister of Israel, sits during a press conference in Chicago's City Hall. Israel's founding father and first prime minister. He served from Israel's founding in 1948 to 1963 with a two-year hiatus in 1954-55. He was renowned for declaring Israel's independence and building the country's military might.
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Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. Blinken said the failure of a cease-fire in Syria poses serious consequences for Moscow and gives the U.S. leverage.
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Iowa, former Iowa State University student Patrick Whetstone is shown. Whetstone, 21, is expected to be sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, for sexually assaulting another student, in a case that has roiled the university and led to a federal investigation of the school. (Story County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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Frame from video provided by the El Cajon Police Department, a man, second from left, faces police officers in El Cajon, Calif. The man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said. Some protesters claimed the man was shot with his hands raised, but police disputed that and produced the frame from cellphone video taken by a witness that appeared to show the man in the "shooting stance" as two officers approached with weapons drawn. (El Cajon Police Department via AP)
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Provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker carrying the body of a child after airstrikes hit al-Shaar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. Pope Francis has decried the assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying those responsible for the bombing must answer to God. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
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The Westin hotel at left rises above downtown buildings in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. An exit button inside the Westin hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping multiple people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a medical examiner found. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has amended its autopsy for Carolyn Mangham to include the new details about the freezer exit button at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
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Provided by a passenger who was on the train when it crashed shows wreckage at the Hoboken, N.J. rail station. The commuter train barreled into the station during the morning rush hour, coming to a halt in a covered area between the station's indoor waiting area and the platform.
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In a photo provided by William Sun, people examine the wreckage of a New Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed into the train station during the morning rush hour in Hoboken,, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The crash caused an unknown number of injuries and witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding. (William Sun via AP)
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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks during a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Johnson had another self-described “Aleppo moment” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, after he couldn’t come up with a name when asked by MSNBC host Chris Matthews who his favorite foreign leader is.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews an honor guard with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Duterte is on a two-day visit to meet Vietnam's leaders. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)
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Smoke rises from an oil pipe at sunset in the desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran still may derail any cut.
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As seen from the New Jersey Turnpike near Kearny, N.J., smoke billows from the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York after airplanes crashed into both towers. Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions. The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate with, including curtailing official contacts, pulling billions of dollars from the U.S. economy, and enlisting its lockstep Gulf allies to scale back counterterrorism cooperation, investments and U.S. access to important regional air bases.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu places a wreath by the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93.
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