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Defendants Efrain Antonio Campos Flores (center left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (center right), as depicted in federal court in New York on Thursday, were sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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The active part of the landfill in Toa Baja is currently a hot, rancid, open dump. Federal regulations require trash piles to be covered daily with earth. But the site's supervisor says that's currently impossible. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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Firefighters in Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Wednesday. A firefighter whose name has not been released was killed Thursday while battling the massive Thomas Fire, which straddles Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County via AP hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and his wife Franni Bryson (L) arrive at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Franken announced that he will be resigning in the coming weeks after being accused by several women of sexual harassment. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

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What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?

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Putin Says He Hopes For Better U.S.-Russia Relations

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How The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas

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European Union Leaders To Review Britain's Brexit Progress

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The Most Important Economic Indicator That Everyone Ignored

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The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would give owners of restaurants and other service businesses more control over workers' tips. Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Tug Of War Over Tips Looms As Trump Administration Proposes Rule Change

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How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump

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Five Years After Sandy Hook Tragedy, How Two Dads Turned Grief Into Action

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Walt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox

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