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Kennedy Center Unveils Progress On New Extension For Artistic Projects

The Kennedy Center is building a new space for artistic projects that it's calling The REACH. Completion is planned for September 2019.Field Condition/Courtesy of the Kennedy Centerhide caption

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S.C. Mom Says Baby Monitor Was Hacked; Experts Say Many Devices Are Vulnerable

Jamie Summitt, shown holding her infant son, Noah, was alarmed when she noticed her baby video monitor moving without anyone in the family controlling it.Courtesy of Jamie Summitthide caption

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Former USA Gymnastics CEO Told Staff To Keep Alleged Abuse Quiet, Waited To Tell FBI

The former head of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny, invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.Carolyn Kaster/APhide caption

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U.S.-Led Coalition Accused Of 'Potential War Crimes' In Push To Reclaim Raqqa

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the rebel group backed by the U.S.-led coalition, looks out upon the ruins of Raqqa last October, toward the end of the coalition's campaign to dislodge the Islamic State from its former stronghold.Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Voters Recall Aaron Persky, Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner

Voters in Santa Clara County are deciding Tuesday whether to remove Judge Aaron Persky from office after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison.Jeff Chiu/APhide caption

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Miss America Says Farewell To Its Swimsuit Competition, Embracing 'Whole New Era'

Laryssa Bonacquisti, Miss Louisiana 2017, participates in the swimsuit challenge during last fall's Miss America competition in Atlantic City, N.J. The segment won't be a part of the competition starting this year.Donald Kravitz/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productionshide caption

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FIFA Fires Criminal Complaint At Viagogo Over World Cup, Threatening To Void Tickets

FIFA accuses ticket reseller Viagogo of unfair competition and "opaque and deceptive business conduct." Here, the view from seats inside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where the 2018 World Cup will kick off on June 14.Ivan Sekretarev/APhide caption

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Mexico Hits U.S. Steel And Farm Products With Tariffs, Retaliating For Trump Move

A man works in a steel distribution factory in Monterrey in northern Mexico last week, when the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum took effect.Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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White House Appeals Ruling That President Can't Block Twitter Followers

In the May 23 ruling, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said that the president's account is a "public forum" and that blocking users is a violation of the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.J. David Ake/APhide caption

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Judge Orders New Hearing In Alleged Manafort Witness Tampering

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, late last month, in Washington.Jose Luis Magana/APhide caption

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Queen Honors Activist Who Fought To Decriminalize Prostitution

Catherine Healy, a former sex worker turned advocate is being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II, for work championing the rights of those in the sex trade.Courtesy of Catherine Healyhide caption

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'I've Waited 44 Years': Capitals' First Radio Voice Finally Calls A Stanley Cup Final

Washington Capitals center Mike Ridley celebrates his teammate Rod Langway's game-winning overtime goal against the New York Rangers in 1990. Later in the series, the Capitals would win again in overtime to take series and go to the Eastern Conference finals — and announcer Ron Weber was there for the famous call.Ron Edmonds/APhide caption

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Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

A child plays with a mobile phone while riding in a New York subway in December. Two major Apple investors urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children.Mark Lennihan/APhide caption

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Facebook Defends Giving Device-Makers Access To Users' Data For Years

Facebook says it disagrees with how The New York Times is presenting data-sharing deals it has used for at least 10 years. Here, a man reads security parameters on his phone in front of a Facebook logo in Bordeaux, southwestern France.Regis Duvignau/Reutershide caption

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