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Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson enters for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.   (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)
O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him freeA gray-haired O.J. Simpson has gone before a Nevada parole board to plead for release after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Pilar Abel, right, talks to journalists next to her lawyer Enrique Blanquez during a news conference in Madrid, where she claimed to be the daughter of eccentric artist Salvador Dali.  61-year old Abel claims that her mother had an affair with Salvador Dali while working as a domestic helper in the northeastern Spanish town of Figueres, where the artist was born and lived with his Russian wife Gala.  After two decades of court battles, a Madrid judge granted Abel a DNA test to find out whether her allegations are true, and the exhumation is scheduled to begin Thursday night.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuitSalvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history is taking yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains to settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago
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A Syrian displaced boy who fled with his family the battle between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State militants from Raqqa city, carries his cat at a refugee camp, in Ain Issa town, northeast Syria, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The U.S. military is supporting local Syrian forces in a campaign to drive IS from Raqqa. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrifiedDisplaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return
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Protesters defy ban in tense northern Moroccan townMoroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger
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Stranded migrants and refugees chant slogans as they protest outside the German Embassy in Athens, on Wednesday, July 19, 2917. About a hundred people, most of them from Syria, marched to protest Germany's decision to limit number of family reunification from Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The Latest: Austria to Italy: Stop migrants reaching EuropeAustria's foreign minister says he has told his Italian counterpart that migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands should not be permitted to travel on to the mainland because that acts as a gateway for them to the rest of Europe
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A girl wears a t-shirt with a photo of exiled former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan during a protest against metal detectors that Israel has installed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, in Gaza City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. A Gaza power-sharing deal between Dahlan and Hamas, two former arch foes, is slowly taking shape on the ground and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade. Arabic on the t-shirt reads, "Dahalan my father." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in GazaA power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza
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Palestinians carry a model of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound during a protest against the metal detectors placed at the entrance to mosque, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Turkey urges Israel to remove shrine detectorsThe Latest: Turkey's president calls on Israel to remove metal detectors from gates of contested Jerusalem holy site
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Pedestrians cross freely near a roadblock set up by anti-government protesters during a 24-hour national strike, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Large swaths of Venezuela's capital were shuttered and silent Thursday as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called a major national strike as an expression of national disapproval of his plan to convene a constitutional assembly that would reshape the Venezuelan system to consolidate the ruling party's power over the few institutions that remain outside its control. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdownVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since 2002 work stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez
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Protesters react in front of the parliament after lawmakers voted to approve a law on court control, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Poland OKs law that puts top court under political controlPolish lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve a contentious law that gives control of the nation's president instead of judges
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In this June 23, 2017 photo, trains are lined up near a section of Highway 99 in Fresno, Calif. California’s vast San Joaquin Valley, the country’s most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation’s dirtiest skies, forcing the state’s largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules. The investment has steadily driven down the number of days with unhealthy air - but on hot, windless days, a brown haze still hangs overhead, sending wheezing people with tight chests to emergency rooms and hundreds each year to an early grave.  (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to TrumpOfficials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules
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Government opponents protest in front of the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, July 16, 2017, to protest the latest changes in legislation that reorganized the judiciary. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The Latest: EU's Tusk urges Poland's president to meetPolish opposition lawmaker decries contentious bill passed by lawmakers, says it will make judges dependent on a single party
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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks behind a camera light during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Gabriel said his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
The Latest: Turkey says it would reciprocate German threatsTurkey's foreign minister has accused Germany of engaging in "blackmail and threats" against Turkey and says Ankara would reciprocate those threats
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