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Morgan Timms/Taos News via AP

People search for victims after an avalanche buried multiple people near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley, one of the biggest resorts in New Mexico, Jan. 17, 2019. The avalanche rushed down the mountainside of the ski resort on Thursday, injuring at least a few people who were pulled from the snow after a 20-minute rescue effort, a resort spokesman said.

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People stand by a heart shaped with candles as a tribute to the slain Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz in Gdansk, Poland, Jan. 16, 2019. Adamowicz was stabbed and killed at a charity event two days prior to the tribute. A 27-year-old man claimed he killed Adamowicz as "revenge" against the mayor's political party.

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A woman collapses after she was rescued from the Dusit Hotel on Jan. 15, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremist group Al-Shabab took credit for a deadly attack on an upscale Nairobi hotel that killed 14 people, five years after a similar attack by the same group at nearby Westgate Mall.

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A section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge is demolished with explosives in this view from Tarrytown, New York, Jan. 15, 2019.

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President Donald Trump presents fast food for the Clemson Tigers football team to celebrate their NCAA championship at the White House on Jan. 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The spread, which the president called "great American food," included offerings from McDonalds's, Wendy's, Burger King and Dominos.

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Alessandro Niculescu joins teachers, students, friends and family to protest and picket in the pouring rain outside John Marshall High School during a United Teachers Los Angeles strike on Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Teachers from the country's second-biggest school district have gone on strike after weeks of negotiations for more pay and smaller class sizes went nowhere.

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A woman cross country skis in front of the US Capitol as snow continues to fall in Washington, DC on January 13, 2019. - Washington area residents are waking up to a winter wonderland, and may need to shovel aside several inches of snow that fell overnight as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday and more snow is expected to fall.

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Thibault Camus, AP

Yellow vest protesters demonstrate peacefully in the streets of Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Authorities deployed 80,000 security forces nationwide for a ninth straight weekend of anti-government protests.

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Hundreds of federal workers and contractors rally against the partial federal government shutdown outside the headquarters of the AFL-CIO Jan. 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C. This shutdown is slated to be the longest ever in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are unable to reach a compromise over Trump's proposed border wall.

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The photos of five teenage girls who died in an entertainment escape room fire are shown during their joint burial at a cemetery in Koszalin, Poland, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The teenagers died from carbon monoxide inhalation when a fire broke out next to the locked room as they were celebrating a birthday.

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Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly, Jan. 9, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series "Surviving R. Kelly." Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly.

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Activists, unhappy with the decision from major networks to air President Donald Trump's address during prime time television, stage a protest outside the White House on Jan. 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Trump quoted the flow of illegal drugs from Mexico and an unverified number of migrant children bought over for human trafficking among other claims to help bolster support for his wall. Democratic lawmakers refuted his claims in a following address.

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A demonstrator holds a sign shaped as the U.S. Capitol building stating "OPEN THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN 45" as furloughed federal workers and area elected officials hold a protest rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The government shutdown, now lasting 18 days, marks the second longest United States in history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees.

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Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The Oscar-winning actor, one among a string of Hollywood stars publicly accused of sexual assault, entered a not-guilty plea to groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket.

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Honduran migrants climb over the U.S.-Mexico border fence on Jan. 6, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. The U.S government is going into the third week of a partial shutdown with Republicans and Democrats at odds on agreeing with President Donald Trump's demands for more money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The Holy Gospel is held aloft during Christmas services at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, the main church of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, on Jan. 6, 2019, in Kiev, Ukraine. The independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which previously fell under the authority of Moscow, was granted official recognition today in a decree, or "tomos," signed by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in a move with deep historical roots but fueled by contemporary political conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) receives the gavel from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Pelosi reclaimed her former title as speaker and her fellow Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the second time in eight years under the cloud of a partial federal government shutdown.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) swears in House members during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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Peter Isely, a clergy abuse victim and founding member of the advocacy groups Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Ending Clergy Abuse, speaks to media in Chicago, Jan. 2, 2019. U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops gathered for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection rather than on formulating policy.

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U.S. border patrol agents throw tear gas to the Mexican side of the fence after migrants climbed the border fence from Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 1, 2019.

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U.S. Border Protection officers point their weapons at migrants as they prepare to cross the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 1, 2019. The new year scuffle was the latest between U.S. border authorities and migrants frustrated with long processing times to apply for asylum.

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Emergency responders survey debris from a collapsed apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 people, about 870 miles southeast of Moscow, Russia, Jan. 2, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building, including a baby.

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A policeman stands next to a roped-off crime scene the morning after a man drove into the crowd on New Year's Eve on Takeshita Street in Tokyo's fashion district of Harajuku on Jan. 1, 2019. Nine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately plowed his car into crowds celebrating New Year's Eve along the famous Tokyo street, authorities said.

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Peter Tuchman, right, celebrates before the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The Dow closed up more than 1,000 points in one of the best days for Wall Street in 10 years as stocks rally back from Christmas Eve beating with a strong performance from the retail and energy sectors.

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People inspect the damage at a tsunami-ravaged village in Sumur, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. A tsunami killed over 420 people over the weekend following a volcano eruption that sent waves over Java and Sumatra islands. Authorities say more eruptions, high waves and heavy rain could trigger more tsunamis, asking people along the Sunda Strait to stay away from the coastlines.

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U.S. and NATO forces pose for a photograph during a ceremony on Christmas Day at the Resolute Support Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.

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A smoke column comes out of the Etna volcano in Catania, Italy, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. The Mount Etna observatory says lava and ash are spewing from a new fracture on the active Sicilian volcano amid an unusually high level of seismic activity.

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Mortuary employees carry the body of Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, after her remains were repatriated to Guatemala, at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. A second young Guatemalan child, Felix Alonzo-Gomez, died in CBP custody on Christmas Eve, making this the second death of a young child in custody of the CBP this month.

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NY Police Department

This red-shouldered hawk was found and safely removed from New York City's Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. NYPD's Special Ops division jokingly tweeted that it "attempted to beat the holiday rush last night but missed the train."