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A woman runs with her face mask on Monday in New York City, where the mayor has announced that city personnel will hand out free masks to anyone who is not wearing a face covering. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Imposes Fines Of Up To $1,000 For Those Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks

City personnel will hand out free masks. "Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask and get them to wear it," the mayor said. "We don't want to fine people."

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, right, and District Attorney Jackie Lacey, at a news conference on Wednesday announce the arrest of a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Stefanie Dazio/AP hide caption

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Man Charged In Shooting Of 2 L.A. Sheriff's Deputies

Deonte Lee Murray, 36, was already in custody after a car-jacking earlier in September. Detectives say they tied Murray to the shooting using surveillance footage and forensic evidence.

Charred framing remains, Monday, Sept. 28, at the Restaurant at Meadowood, which burned in the Glass Fire, in St. Helena, Calif. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Glass Fire Rages Across Northern California, Burning Thousands Of Acres

Flames have engulfed nearly 50,000 acres of land, prompting the evacuation of more than 8,000 residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., according to Mayor Tom Schwedhelm.

Glass Fire Rages Across Northern California, Burning Thousands Of Acres

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The statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, a 16th century Spanish conquistador, lies on the ground after it was pulled down by Indigenous people in Popayán, Colombia, on Sept. 16. Julian Moreno/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Statue Removals Inspire Indigenous People In Latin America To Topple Monuments

The latest target was a statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, a Spanish conquistador who founded two Colombian cities and led a military campaign that killed and enslaved thousands of Indigenous people.

Peaches, on tour in Finland in 2001, displays the battle scars of her hyperphysical performances. "Every night I would jump to my knees," she said in a statement to NPR, "and every day I would say, 'Don't do that tonight.' But then I would do it, until I got so bruised from it I had to stop." Lisa Kannakko/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Her Influential Debut, Peaches Seized Her Pain And Pleasure

From humble beginnings, The Teaches of Peaches has spent 20 years seeping into the mainstream, widening pop's window for abrasive sounds and NSFW sexual expression.

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