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The NFL on Friday announced it was putting on hold a controversial policy that would fine teams if players don’t stand during the National Anthem. The league said it was working with the NFL Players Association to review the policy. Above, members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the anthem in September. (📸: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Airbus’ whale-shaped transport plane finished its first test flight Thursday. The delivery aircraft, painted with sparkling blue eyes and a smiling mouth, is expected to begin transporting Airbus supplies in 2019. (📸: Airbus/JB. Accariez/Master Films)
A wave of garbage was filmed rippling off the coast of the Dominican Republic. An environmental group is working with the government to clean up the area, and says it has collected at least 30 tons of plastic.
There were 27 reported tornadoes that ripped through Iowa on Thursday, overturning cars, flattening homes and leaving people injured.
Denis Ten, the first figure skater from Kazakhstan to win an Olympic medal, was killed Thursday in Almaty. The 25-year-old, who took home a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games, was stabbed as two assailants tried to steal his car mirrors, according to Kazakh media. (📸: Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Lawmakers chanted “U-S-A” on the House floor after Rep. Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, called for more funding to protect future elections from foreign meddling on Thursday.
Dozens of forest fires are raging across Sweden, forcing nearly 100 people to leave their homes, emergency officials said. The fires are reaching as far north as the Arctic Circle.
Time magazine unveiled a provocative new cover Thursday featuring a manipulated image of President Donald Trump morphing into Russian President Vladimir Putin. The cover “is meant to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland,” Time said. (📸: @Time)
"We may suffer alone, but we survive together.” Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was among the 141 survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse who joined hands and received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the #ESPYS. Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the women as "an army that has come here tonight to be heard" as they walked toward the stage to a standing ovation, a process that took nearly two minutes. Crisis counselors and therapy dogs were on hand to support them. (📸: Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
A 25-foot, 330-pound statue of an open-shirted Jeff Goldblum found its way to London. The installation commemorates the 25th anniversary of "Jurassic Park" and will be on display through July 26. (📸: John Phillips/Getty Images)
Minnesota Twins pitcher Fernando Rodney left a game early on Sunday, but not because of an injury. It was so he could become a US citizen. “After 19 years in this wonderful country today I am blessed to say that I am an official US Citizen,” the 41-year-old Dominican Republic native wrote on Instagram on Monday. (📸: @fernandorodney3635, Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Sweden is battling dozens of severe, drought-fueled forest fires amid an exceptionally hot summer. “There is no helicopter company or pilot in all of Sweden that’s not involved in fighting these fires,” said one firefighting official. (📸: Mats Andersson/AFP/Getty Images)