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Financial Markets Wall Street
Specialist Charles Boeddinghaus, center, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders looked over a big batch of corporate deals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Army Transgender Soldiers
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Within weeks of the Pentagon allowing transgender service members to serve openly, Army officials said 10 soldiers have formally asked to be recognized as their new, preferred gender. Milley said the key now is to educate the force, particularly commanders who will have to make decisions about soldiers in their units who request a gender change. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Mideast Jordan
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warns at press conference in Amman, Jordan on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 that the military campaign in Mosul could lead to displacement of civilians and then instability in Iraq and the region. Grandi said that if Iraqi and Kurdish forces do not safeguard all civilians "the complications will be very serious not only in a humanitarian way but also for the political future of Iraq and that will have inevitably regional consequences." UN will soon have in Iraq enough shelters for 150,000 people, Grandi said, adding and that 7,500 people from the outskirts of Mosul are already displaced by the campaign. He said another 1,000 Iraqis crossed into Hassakeh in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
Bridgette Swaney and her daughter, Addison, 4, use the last of their bottled water to make mint tea at their Widefield home Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. High levels of perfluorinated compounds, believed to be from a firefighting foam used at Peterson Air Force Base, have been found in the water systems of Security, Widefield and Fountain, forcing residents to drink bottled water. Swaney worries about the toxic chemicals that have been associated with kidney and testicular cancer as well as thyroid disease. Swaney and her family had drank the tap water from the day they moved into their home six years ago. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mideast Syria Crumbling Enclave
In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2016 and provided by the local council of Aleppo city, Syrians workers clean damaged after airstrikes, in Aleppo, Syria. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months. Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping away at the pocket of opposition control. (Local Council of Aleppo City via AP)
Elon Musk Mars
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk elaborated on his plans to colonize Mars in a Reddit session Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz, File)