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Joshua Ehrlich, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington, Ansley Barnard The Associated Press
In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The four men and two women moved into their new simulated space home Thursday afternoon, as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars. (University of Hawaii via AP)
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Vendors sell their President-elect Donald Trump wares in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, as preparations continue for Friday's presidential inauguration.
Lucie Poulet, Annie Caraccio The Associated Press
Provided by the University of Hawaii, Lucie Poulet, right, uses a geotechnical tool while Annie Caraccio records the data during a previous study outside the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The group will enter the dome Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, and spend eight months together in the 1,200-square-foot research facility in a study called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). They will have no physical contact with any humans outside their group, experience a 20-minute delay in communications and are required to wear space suits whenever they leave the compound. (Ross Lockwood/University of Hawaii via AP)
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Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
George Bush, Barbara Bush The Associated Press
Former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the former president was admitted to an intensive care unit, and Barbara was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman.
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Ice crystals shower down on Courtney Moore Agnes after she flung a pot of boiling water into the air Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Tanana, Alaska. The temperature Wednesday at the Tanana airport reached 54 below zero Fahrenheit (-48 Celsius), the coldest recorded in the state, and was 5 degrees colder at -59 F (-51 C) along the river. (Cynthia Erickson via AP)
George Bush, Barbara Bush The Associated Press
Former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the former president was admitted to an intensive care unit, and Barbara was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman.
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A doctor holds a vial of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in his Chicago office. A national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have mostly silent infections caused by the sexually-transmitted human papilloma virus, and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. The study was released Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
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Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Mnuchin built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor but critics charge that he profited from thousands of home foreclosures as the chief of a sub-prime mortgage lender during the housing collapse.
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Former Minnesota Twins player and Hall of Famer Rod Carew prepares to throw the first pitch before the MLB All-Star baseball game in Minneapolis. Carew has passed the one-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection. Carew tells the American Heart Association News he's "doing great" since the 13-hour operation on Dec. 16.
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Perry Refutes Past Comments About Energy Dept.
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Some of the 11,000 works in the Valmadonna Library Trust collection are shown on display at Sotheby's in New York. The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.
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HMAS Success scans the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia, as a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion flies over, while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it’s still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that’s changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over oceans.
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Bush Spokesman Talks Hospitalization
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An electric vehicle charging station awaits a vehicle in the parking lot at the Hawaii State Legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 in Honolulu. Renewable energy advocates in Hawaii are pushing a bill to urge the transportation sector to get all its energy from renewable sources in 2045.
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WV Sheriff Admits to Meth Theft, Resigns
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French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane known as a "flaperon" on the shore of Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore. Those pieces provided key information and raised questions whether Malaysia, Australia and China - who funded the hunt for the underwater wreckage - missed key opportunities by failing to organize coastal searches for plane parts.
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Icicles, formed by freezing rain and stiff winds, hang from a road sign along Interstate 84 in Troutdale, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places.
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A 72-inch deep sinkhole is seen Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Orinda, Calif. The city council of Orinda declared a State of Emergency Tuesday night because of a large sinkhole caused by last week's wet weather, which ruptured two sewer lines. Repairs will take at least four weeks, as the San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with a new series of rain storms.
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.