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Mitch McConnell The Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. heads to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks.
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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington. Scaramucci offered newsroom leaders a test on Thursday. They needed to decide whether to fully use the obscenities relied on by Scaramucci to describe fellow White House aides or talk around them.
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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, center, and U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes, right, stop to look across the courtyard during a tour of local police station and detention center in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, July 27, 2017.
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An anti-government demonstrator holds up an image of Venezuela's constitution during a tribute to those killed during protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro has provoked international outcry and enraged political opponents by pushing for a special assembly tasked with rewriting the troubled South American nation’s constitution.
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Passers by look at the fire ball ride as Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stand guard at the Ohio State Fair Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The fair opened Thursday but its amusement rides remained closed one day after Tyler Jarrell, 18, was killed and seven other people were injured when the thrill ride broke apart and flung people into the air.
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The Emerald Princess cruise ship is docked in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The FBI is investigating the domestic dispute death of a Utah woman on board the ship, which was traveling in U.S. waters outside Alaska.
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TaiChin Preyor. Texas' highest criminal court and a federal judge have refused to stop this week's scheduled execution of Preyor, the convicted killer of a woman in San Antonio in 2004. Preyor is set for lethal injection Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Huntsville, for killing 24-year-old Jami Tackett during a break-in at her apartment. Tackett is described in court documents as a drug dealer and the 46-year-old Preyor as a customer and dealer. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
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An Israeli police officer aims his weapon at Palestinians during clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site.
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The casket of Justin Llivicura, 16, is carried from St. Joseph the Worker Church after Llivicura's funeral in East Patchogue, N.Y. Llivicura was one of four young men found slain in a suspected MS-13 gang killing in a park in Central Islip, N.Y., on April 12. President Donald Trump is scheduled travel to New York on Friday, July 28, to meet with law enforcement on Long Island and discuss the MS-13 street gang. His administration has made MS-13 a symbol of the need for stricter immigration laws.
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People listen as the Avett Brothers perform at the 54th edition of the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. Thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on the city by the sea for this year’s festival at Fort Adams, which sold out before any acts were announced. Acts including Fleet Foxes and Regina Spektor are among the artists performing Friday, July 27, 2017. It is the 58th anniversary of the festival’s founding in 1959.
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Martin “Marty” Sklar, Imagineering Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive, poses in front of a picture of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died. Sklar had a role in the opening of every Disney park, starting with the original Disneyland in 1955. A Disney statement said he died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83.
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Pakistani security officers stand guard outside the Supreme Court building and Parliament In Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, July 28, 2017. Pakistan's Supreme Court was set to announce its much-awaited decision Friday on the political fate of beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after weighing whether adequate evidence existed to dismiss him from office on allegations of corruption against his family members, officials said.
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Tracy Morgan poses for a portrait while promoting "The Last O.G." during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP))
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Diana Macharia, 19, of Sri Lanka, talks about meeting fellow victims of terror at Project Common Bond, a summer camp being held at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Macharia is among a group of dozens of international teenagers and young adults brought together by a shared history of suffering due to terrorism, violent extremism and war.
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Kaci Hickox comes out of her house to speak to reporters in Fort Kent, Maine. New Jersey agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after Hickox, who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak, filed a lawsuit against the state, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. In addition to procedural protections, the changes will ensure that a person is quarantined only when it’s medically necessary, under the settlement, which was announced Thursday, July 27, 2017, by the ACLU and private attorneys for Hickox.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses thousands of protesters following his state of the nation address in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Human rights groups asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels.
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A wild orangutan sits on a tree branch in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Conservation group Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild.
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off home run during the 11th inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5.
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Defrocked priest Paul Shanley, a figure in the sex scandal that rocked the Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese, stands prior to the reading of a verdict in his trial at Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, Mass. Shanley was convicted of raping and fondling a boy at his Roman Catholic church during the 1980s and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Shanley is due to be released Friday, July 28, 2017. (Mark Garfinkel/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)
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Former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian makes his way to an interview area during the Kelly Cares Foundation Golf Invitational at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Mich. Parseghian has returned to his home in Granger, Ind., after spending more than a week in a nursing care facility because of an infection in his surgically repaired hip. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)