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N in Albuquerque, N.M. Route 66, the American Mother Road that once connected motorists from Illinois to California, may lose its place in a National Park Service's preservation program, ending years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. A federal law authorizing the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is set to expire in two years.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force.
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Charles Clark, a physics professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., greets graduates and faculty of Bowie State University, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. "I thought I'd come and greet people on my own behalf and give them a good impression of the university of Maryland at College Park." he said.
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President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a speech at the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
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Stanley Ford. Investigators in Ohio have charged Ford with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. Akron police say they charged Ford with aggravated murder and arson on Tuesday. ( Akron Police Department via AP)
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
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Provided by Chapman University, Judy O'Connor, center, sits with her son, MBA graduate Marty O'Connor, during commencement at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Chapman University gave a surprise honorary degree to Judy O'Connor, mother of Marty O'Connor a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned a master's degree. (Chapman University via AP)
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In this file photo provided by Donna Basden, a man is escorted off an American Airlines flight after it landed in Honolulu, Friday, May 19, 2017. Court records say the man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.(Donna Basden via AP, File)
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Jody Owens, director of the Mississippi office of the Southern Poverty Law Center, holds up a copy of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students and violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit trying to strengthen constitutional protections for education.
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US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave at the Israel museum in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
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AP Reporter on End of Trump's Mideast Visit
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Rapper Meek Mill appears at the Power 99 Powerhouse 2016 concert in Philadelphia. Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting outside the venue following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
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UK Police Chief Confirms Suspect In Blast
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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Trump's administration had approved a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama. On Tuesday May 23, 2017, Bahrain police raided a town where a sit-in has been going on for months supporting a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government. Activists and rights group warn Trump's embrace of Bahrain only will fuel the crackdown.
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Bill Cosby arrives for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia.
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Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, center, who pardoned by former President Barack Obama in January, arrives for a gathering in his honor in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Organizers of New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11 stand firm amid boycotts over their decision to honor Rivera, who was a member of a group that that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings across New York, Chicago, Washington and Puerto Rico in the 1970s and early 1980s.
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Eric Ueland, Republican staff director, Senate Budget Committee holds a copy of President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget, before distributing them to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
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A three-meter bronze statue of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is unveiled at the 17th Non Aligned Summit, a meeting held by a Cold War-era group of 120 nations, in Porlamar on Margarita Island, Venezuela. As anti-government unrest has spread, claiming at least 48 lives and leaving hundreds injured, protesters have ripped from their pedestals statues honoring Chavez in at least five towns over the past month of May 2017.
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Microsoft's new Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is displayed, in New York. The Surface’s stylus will now mimic pencil shading when tilted, much like the Apple Pencil for iPad Pro tablets. Along with this, Microsoft plans upgrades to its popular Office software with new pencil-like features.
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Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports, that is going up for sale at SCP Auctions in Laguna Niguel, Calif. A replica of a period baseball is at left; a modern ball is at right. SCP Auctions expects the papers to draw millions when the auction starts Wednesday, May 24.
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Brennan Warned Russia Against Election Meddling
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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy (96) celebrates Seattle's 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders in an NFL football game in Seattle. The Orlando Police Department confirmed that Kennedy was found dead Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Orlando.