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The Harley-Davidson name is seen on the gas tank of a motorcycle in Northbrook, Ill. The Justice Department is seeking to waive part of the penalty Harley Davidson Inc. agreed to pay in 2016 to settle a case over air pollution involving racing tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher-than-allowed pollution levels. The Justice Department on July 20, 2017, filed a new consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It eliminates a requirement that the Milwaukee-based company spend $3 million to curb air pollution in local communities by paying to replace conventional woodstoves with cleaner-burning versions.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk listens as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York. In a Tweet, Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington. The billionaire entrepreneur didn't say who gave him the approval. But the White House confirmed it had "positive discussions" about the tunnel with Musk and executives from his underground drilling enterprise, The Boring Co.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after a blood clot was removed.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19.
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The Trempealeau River flooded in downtown Arcadia, Wis., Thursday, July 20, 2017. Several hundred people in the Trempealeau County city of Arcadia voluntarily evacuated flooded neighborhoods and the downtown area starting about 2:30 a.m., Mayor Robert Reichwein told The Associated Press. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)
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Europol Executive Director Robert Mark Wainwright, center, accompanied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, and accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, speaks at a news conference to announce an international cybercrime enforcement action at the Department of Justice, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington.
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A section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.
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A driver passes the small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. The House has approved legislation allowing a proposed road through a remote national wildlife refuge in Alaska that was rejected by the Obama administration. A bill approved July 20 would grant a land exchange allowing Alaska to build the long-disputed road between two rural communities, King Cove and Cold Bay, near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula 600 miles (965 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage.(James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19.
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Javier Sua demonstrates how he uses an inhaler at his home in Fresno, Calif. He uses it to combat asthma, made worse by air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley. On some days, his mother keeps him inside, when he would rather be rough-housing on the backyard trampoline, but the risks are too high. Hundreds of people each year in the San Joaquin Valley die premature deaths from poor air quality.
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The Kenmore Elite Smart French Door Refrigerator appears on display at a Sears store, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in West Jordan, Utah. Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa. Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon's Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands.
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In this undated photo provided by Wildlife Conservation Society, a Masked Finfoot sits on a nest in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement on Thursday, July 20, 2017 that its researchers, along with conservationists from Environment Ministry and local residents, found a nest of Masked Finfoot, along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia's northern Preah Vihear Province. It said the site is the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for this very rare species. (Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19.
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An HIV-positive Filipino lights candles around an AIDS symbol as he participates in an event in observance of World AIDS Day in Quezon city, Philippines. For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday, July 20, 2017.
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Senator John McCain Fighting Brain Cancer
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El Encanto Mexican restaurant where Maria Raya-Garcia worked as a prep cook in Cave Creek, Ariz. Tragedy has left a hole in the Arizona community after Raya-Garcia, along with her husband and the couple's children as well as several other family members were lost in a flash flood in a rocky canyon north of Phoenix while celebrating Raya-Garcia's birthday on Saturday, July 15.
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Battle Brews Over Dirty Air in CA Farm Region
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE BRAIN The Associated Press
A section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.
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An air tanker drops retardant while battling a wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The fire has forced thousands of people from homes in and around a half-dozen small communities, officials said.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after a blood clot was removed.
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O.J. Simpson lawyer Yale Galanter talks to the media outside Clark County Justice courtroom after Simpson's arraignment in Las Vegas. On Thursday, July 20, 2017 O.J. Simpson faces a parole board hearing in Nevada.
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Burnsville Police Sgt. Chris Wicklund turns his his body camera off after completing a call in Burnsville, Minn. When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Justine Damond, who had called in a possible crime in the alley behind her house on July 15, his body camera wasn't running. Criminal-justice experts say the early numbers suggest that officers aren't turning them on often enough, and Minneapolis isn't the only city where that's the case. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
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This image captured by an underwater robot provided by International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning shows a part of a control rod drive of Unit 3 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled nuclear plant on its first day of work. The robot is on a mission to study damage and find fuel that experts say has melted and mostly fallen to the bottom of a chamber and has been submerged by highly radioactive water. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP)
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Plastic trash is compacted into bales ready for further processing at the waste processing dump on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus. A new massive study finds that production of plastic and the hard-to-breakdown synthetic waste is soaring in huge numbers. The study says since 1950, industry has made more than 9 billion tons of plastics. That’s enough to cover the entire country of Argentina ankle deep in the stuff.
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A grey wolf. A federal report says gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming in 2016, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including one horse, in 2016 in Wyoming. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock.