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A crowd of about 250 protesters knocked over the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina. The monument was erected in 1913 to remember the “sons of the University who died for their beloved Southland 1861-1865,” according to the UNC’s website. The toppling of Silent Sam came months after students and some faculty members called for the removal of the statue.
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Drake just made this young fan’s birthday wish come true. Sofia Sanchez, an 11-year-old who is waiting for a heart transplant at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, got a visit from the rapper after she posted a video of her doing the “In My Feelings” challenge. In the same video, she told Drake: “I love your music and I was hoping that you could come and cheer me up for my birthday.”
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Police officer Celeste Jaqueline Ayala was patrolling a children’s hospital in Berisso, Argentina, last week when she heard a baby crying, and she could tell the infant needed food. So Ayala, who is also a new mother, decided to breastfeed him herself. Because of her action, Ayala has now been promoted from officer to sergeant. (📸: Marcos Heredia/Facebook)
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A private plane carrying rapper Post Malone and 15 others made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport in New York after blowing two tires during takeoff at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey Tuesday morning. Post Malone’s DJ posted this video to Instagram after the aircraft landed. (📸: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)
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These portraits depict a transgender demographic often excluded from the conversation: seniors. Artist Jess Dugan has been photographing the trans community in the US for the past 15 years and has launched a photo project, “To Survive on This Shore,” to both highlight and record the stories of older people who are “somewhat overlooked” in a “youth-focused” culture. (📸: @jesstdugan via @cnnstyle)
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The worst floods in nearly a century have ravaged Kerala, a popular tourist destination in southern India. At least 300 people have died since the start of monsoon season in late May, and hundreds of thousands have been forced to take shelter in relief camps. (📸: AFP/Getty Images)
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Seattle skyline nearly disappears in a smoky haze caused by nearby wildfires. In the the top image, captured in June, the city's Space Needle is clearly visible. In the bottom image, posted Tuesday, the structure is almost completely obscured. The haze in Seattle is a result of massive wildfires in California, Montana and British Columbia. (📸: Shannon Sandin)
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This NASA footage shows the view from space as Hurricane Lane heads for Hawaii. The dangerous, Category 4 storm was expected to batter the Big Island with heavy rain and wind as early as Wednesday night.
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The Carr Fire, which began on July 23, is still raging in Northern California. The blaze has killed at least six people and has scorched nearly 126,000 acres as of Thursday. (📸: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Women in various parts of South Africa took to the streets this week to protest the increasing levels of gender-based violence in the country. Dubbed an “intersectional women’s march,” the protests were meant to call attention to South Africa’s femicide rate, which is five times higher than the global rate. (📸 : Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images)
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As part of its $100 million renovation, Seattle’s Space Needle has unveiled its latest addition: a revolving see-through floor. It’s the world’s first and only revolving glass floor, nestled atop the landmark’s observation deck.
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Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England, isn’t just one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments. During the early phase of its history, it served as a cemetery. A recent study revealed that 40% of the people buried there likely came from west Wales, and they most likely helped transport the stones and build Stonehenge. (📸: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been traveling hundreds of miles from the Bronx and Queens, where in June she stunned the political world by unseating the fourth-ranking Democrat in the US House. In the past weeks, the new voice of the progressive left has traveled to support insurgent candidates hoping to follow in her path. Above, she speaks at a fundraiser in Los Angeles. (📸: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Grocery store employee Jordan Taylor is being lauded for his kindness towards a teen with autism. Taylor, 20, noticed Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, watching him while he was working at Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. So, Taylor asked if Jack Ryan wanted to help, and the two stocked shelves together for half an hour. “Somehow, this young man reached my son … he went into Jack Ryan’s world,” Sid Edwards, Jack Ryan’s father, said.
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Devotees pray in front of a figure of Saint Death during a celebration at a sanctuary in Santa Maria Cuautepec, Tultitlan, Mexico. Despite being condemned by the Catholic Church, the veneration of Santa Muerte is increasingly popular. Photo: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images
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Hundreds of people are waiting to be evacuated from resort islands in Indonesia after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the country on Sunday night, killing dozens. The Gili Islands -- famous for their white sandy beaches and clear waters -- have reportedly been hit hard, with pictures showing buildings destroyed and tourists left stranded.
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People crowd La Concha beach in northern Spain as a heatwave threatened to raise temperatures to record levels. Large areas of Portugal were also on red alert for temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) over the weekend. On Friday, the Spanish Ministry of Health confirmed three deaths due to the hot weather that week. The heat wave coincides with peak vacation season in Europe. (📸: Associated Press/Alvaro Barrientos)
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned to the office last week after a six-week long maternity leave. Ardern was the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office, but she predicts that “one day it will be normal” for leaders to have children while in power. Above, Ardern arrives at Wellington Airport on Saturday. (📸: Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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YouTube, Facebook and Apple have taken steps to remove content associated with InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones, pictured above in 2013. The companies' moves shut down key distribution channels that had given the controversial media figure easy access to millions of internet users. (📸: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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A firefighter looks on as a plane releases fire retardant over the Ranch Fire in California. Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage the state, and firefighters are working to contain 17 major blazes that are burning in hot, dry and windy conditions. (📸: Cal Fire)
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“Crazy Rich Asians” raked in $34 million over its five-day opening, exceeding industry expectations that had it bringing in closer to $25 million. The romantic comedy is the first major studio film in 25 years to feature a predominantly Asian cast. (📸: IMDB/Warner Brothers)
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at a church in Detroit about the late Aretha Franklin on Sunday. The legendary soul singer died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. (📸: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Thousands of people attended the funeral of firefighter Matthew Burchett on Monday in West Valley City, Utah. Burchett was killed in California on Aug. 13 while battling the Mendocino Complex Fire — the largest in wildfire in California's history. (📸: George Frey/Getty Images)
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She’s still Jenny from the block -- and Jennifer Lopez’s rousing performance at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards showed off the rest of her two decades of discography as well. On Monday, she picked up the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award as she performed at the show for the first time since 2001. Other winners on the night included Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj and Childish Gambino. (📸: Michael Loccisano/Getty, Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty, Paul Zimmerman/Getty, Theo Wargo/Getty)
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