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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, shown here addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2017, has been placed at the center of a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential elections. MIKE THEILER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The fate of the Amazon rainforest may rest on the results of Brazil's vote on Sunday

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The real world impact of Russia's annexation of Ukrainian regions

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Crime is in the spotlight in the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin

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Monica Medina, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs is pictured on Sept. 20 in New York City. She will take on additional responsibilities as an envoy on biodiversity and water resources. Monica Schipper/Getty Images for WWF Internation hide caption

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Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, testifies before Jan. 6 panel

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A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

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I hated to be the guy who had to tell of the Watergate tapes, Butterfield says

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Britain's prime minister speaks up after being silent around sudden economy issues

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Putin's plan to annex regions of Ukraine will likely make it harder to end the war

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Iran's regime has one response for popular uprisings: Crackdown

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Jan. 6 panel asked Ginni Thomas about campaign to overturn the 2020 election results

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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona appeared alongside President Biden when he announced his student loan relief plan on Aug. 24. On Thursday, the administration quietly changed its guidance around which borrowers qualify for this relief. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief

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Ginni Thomas leaves for a break during a closed-door meeting with House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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