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Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Oct 19 - Oct 23

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By    |   Friday, 23 Oct 2015 01:50 PM

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1. Hillary Clinton's marathon Benghazi hearing— Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, Thursday. The committee held a hearing to continue its investigation on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on the evening of September 11, 2012. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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2. Joe Biden squashes a possible 2016 run — President Barack Obama listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Wednesday to announce that he will not run for the presidential nomination. The window of opportunity to mount a winning campaign "has closed," Biden said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


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3. Ben Carson overtakes Trump in Iowa — Ben Carson surged ahead of Donald Trump in two Iowa polls this week. First, a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday showed the retired neurosurgeon ahead of the billionaire businessman 28 to 20 percent. Then, a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll showed Carson up 28 percent to 19. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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4. Webb, Chafee drop out of Democratic race for president — Webb, the former Virginia senator, announced he will drop out of the Democratic race for president on Tuesday during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. He has not ruled out a possible independent bid. Lincoln Chafee, the former governor of Rhode Island, also gave up his bid on Friday, leaving just Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley as the only Democratic contenders left. (AP Photo combo)


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5. Paul Ryan for Speaker? — Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, speaks following a meeting of House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Ryan has said he is willing to be the next Speaker of the House if all House Republicans endorse him for the position. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)


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6. ISIS prison raid kills one U.S. soldier — One U.S. special operations service member died Thursday during a Kurdish-led raid on an ISIS prison aimed at freeing hostages in northern Iraq. Identified as 39-year-old Delta Force commando Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler of Roland, Oklahoma, his death marks the first U.S. casualty from "hostile fire in Iraq since a training mission began there in June 2014," according to ABC News. A total of 70 Arab prisoners being held by the terrorist organization were freed in the mission. (US Army)


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7. "Back to the Future" Day
— Actor Christopher Lloyd attends the "Back to the Future" 30th Anniversary screening in the Manhattan borough of New York on Thursday. The film franchise celebrated the date as in the first sequel, the main characters traveled through time to October 21, 2015. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)


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8. New York Mets are headed to the World Series — New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) celebrates Wednesday after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. This year will mark the Mets' first appearance in the Fall Classic in 15 years. (Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters)


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9. Khloe and Lamar call off their divorce — Khloe Kardashian rushed to estranged husband Lamar Odom's side last week after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel with "every drug imaginable" in his system. The two, who split in 2013, are still legally married because the court hadn't yet processed their paperwork. Kardashian's lawyer withdrew the petition this week after the couple decided to work on their marriage. (Phil McCarten/Reuters)


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10. Secret Service protection for Trump, Carson — A Washington source confirmed to Newsmax this week that Secret Service agent protection will begin next week for Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The retired neurosurgeon's detail is a result of multiple threats, while reports say Trump formally requested security. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

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From Hillary Clinton's 11-hour marathon hearing on Benghazi to Vice President Joe Biden squashing any hope of a 2016 run, here is a slideshow of the top 10 news stories of the week.
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