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Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Jan 2 - Jan 8

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By    |   Friday, 08 Jan 2016 03:20 PM

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1. Obama cries — U.S. President Barack Obama gets emotional as he delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence on Tuesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. The president took executive action to expand gun control laws this week, specifically forcing gun sellers online and at gun shows to perform background checks, CNN reported. The move incited both fury and praise in equal parts. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)


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2. Trump mania — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a gathering at a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday. A photo of the massive, record-breaking crowds at the rally went viral on social media. (Top: AP Photo/Charles Krupa ; Bottom: Twitter/@TheFix)


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3. H-bomb test? — People in Shinjyuku Ward, Tokyo, walk past a television monitor on Wednesday showing North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean leaders announced this week that they conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test, but some U.S. and South Korean experts, along with scientists, doubt that happened. According to The New York Times, the White House said initial data from its monitoring stations were "not consistent" with a hydrogen bomb. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)


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4. Questions surround Ted Cruz's eligibility — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz enters his campaign event at the Clay County Regional Event Center Ballroom in Spencer, Iowa, on Wednesday. Questions swirled this week over whether Canadian-born Cruz is eligible to run for president. Cruz, whose mother was born in the U.S., laughed off the issue, which NewsmaxTV political analyst Dick Morris called "absolutely dirty pool." (Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters)


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5. Largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history — The new Powerball jackpot hit a staggering $700 million this week, making it the biggest in U.S. history. It then jumped to $800 million on Friday ahead of Saturday's drawing. (Rex Features via AP Images)


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6. "Making a Murderer" White House petition — The Netflix series that highlights the 2005 murder case involving Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey inspired outrage nationwide and led to a Change.org petition asking President Barack Obama to overturn the pair's convictions. The White House responded to the call for justice, saying presidential pardons are reserved only for federal crimes, not those at state level. (Manitowoc Co. Sheriff's Dept. File)


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7. El Chapo catured — After digging a tunnel and escaping from a maximum security prison six months ago, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured by Mexican authorities, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Friday. (Mexico's Attorney General's Office via AP)


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8. Techies converge at CES — The FFZero1 by Faraday Future is displayed at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for the Consumer Electronics Show International on Monday in Las Vegas. Conference attendees were treated to Faraday Future's 1,000-horsepower electric car, the Parrot Disco drone that zips around at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and Intel's Daqri Smart Helmet. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


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9. Stock market stumbles — Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday in New York City. Chinese stocks plunged on Thursday by more than 7 percent causing the Dow to drop more than 200 points in morning trading. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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10. Bye bye Obamacare — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, signs a bill repealing Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday. The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan, putting on his desk an election-year measure that faces a certain veto. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

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From President Barack Obama's tearful gun control address to the debate over Ted Cruz's eligibility in 2016, here is a slideshow of the top 10 news stories of the week.
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