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| Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Markus Eisenbichler of Germany soars through the air during his trial jump at the third stage of the 65th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, on Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Markus Eisenbichler of Germany soars through the air during his trial jump at the third stage of the 65th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, on Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 31, 2017. The storm, which later became a hurricane, dumped record rainfall throughout the Houston area. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 31, 2017. The storm, which later became a hurricane, dumped record rainfall throughout the Houston area. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A Muslim boy cools off in a fountain in a park next to the Mediterranean Sea during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 26, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A Muslim boy cools off in a fountain in a park next to the Mediterranean Sea during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 26, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds an insect to its two chicks in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, on Jan. 21, 2017. The small birds feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding their young. Sunbirds are found in tropical Africa, India, and the forests of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds an insect to its two chicks in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, on Jan. 21, 2017. The small birds feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding their young. Sunbirds are found in tropical Africa, India, and the forests of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Anti-government protesters work together to aim a giant slingshot holding a glass bottle of fecal matter, at security forces blocking their march from reaching the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Anti-government protesters work together to aim a giant slingshot holding a glass bottle of fecal matter, at security forces blocking their march from reaching the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini heads the ball during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Philip II Arena in Skopje, on Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini heads the ball during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Philip II Arena in Skopje, on Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A polar bear stands on a patch of ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on July 22, 2017. While some polar bears are expected to follow the retreating ice northward, others will head south, where they will come into greater contact with humans, encounters that are unlikely to end well for the bears. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A polar bear stands on a patch of ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on July 22, 2017. While some polar bears are expected to follow the retreating ice northward, others will head south, where they will come into greater contact with humans, encounters that are unlikely to end well for the bears. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Brooks Koepka poses with the winning trophy after the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis., on June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Brooks Koepka poses with the winning trophy after the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis., on June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, kisses her infant son, Abdul Masood, who died when the boat they were traveling in capsized just before reaching the shore of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on Sept. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, kisses her infant son, Abdul Masood, who died when the boat they were traveling in capsized just before reaching the shore of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on Sept. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church on Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church on Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A woman is silhouetted by a sunlight as she walks past a building in Beijing, on May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A woman is silhouetted by a sunlight as she walks past a building in Beijing, on May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Bethanie Mattek-Sands, bottom, of the U.S. and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic celebrate after defeating Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic and Peng Shuai of China in the women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Bethanie Mattek-Sands, bottom, of the U.S. and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic celebrate after defeating Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic and Peng Shuai of China in the women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. The storm, which later became a hurricane, dumped record rainfall throughout the Houston area. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Rescue boats float on a flooded street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. The storm, which later became a hurricane, dumped record rainfall throughout the Houston area. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A camel vendor walks near the shadows of tourists riding camels in Merzouga, Morocco, along what is called the route of a thousand kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains on March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A camel vendor walks near the shadows of tourists riding camels in Merzouga, Morocco, along what is called the route of a thousand kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains on March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Germany's John Degenkolb, left, and Britain's Mark Cavendish lie on the ground after crashing during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) with a start in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, and finish in Vittel, France, on July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Germany's John Degenkolb, left, and Britain's Mark Cavendish lie on the ground after crashing during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) with a start in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, and finish in Vittel, France, on July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Nick Williams jumps up against the fence, but fails to catch an RBI triple by Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia on July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Nick Williams jumps up against the fence, but fails to catch an RBI triple by Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia on July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017. Trump helped sink Puerto Ricans bond prices with talk of wiping out the U.S. territory's debt but his budget director dismissed the idea of a bailout as the bankrupt island fights to recover from Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017. Trump helped sink Puerto Ricans bond prices with talk of wiping out the U.S. territory's debt but his budget director dismissed the idea of a bailout as the bankrupt island fights to recover from Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Police detain a protester in Moscow on March 26, 2017. Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Police detain a protester in Moscow on March 26, 2017. Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President Donald Trump, right, meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Feb. 27, 2017. Also at the meeting are White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on the couch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - President Donald Trump, right, meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Feb. 27, 2017. Also at the meeting are White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on the couch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A child hugs an entertainer wearing a rabbit costume at an Easter fair in Bucharest, Romania, on April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A child hugs an entertainer wearing a rabbit costume at an Easter fair in Bucharest, Romania, on April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Birds vie for position on power lines in Kansas City, Kan., at dusk on Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Birds vie for position on power lines in Kansas City, Kan., at dusk on Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Logan Dooley performs on the trampoline during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on June 29, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Logan Dooley performs on the trampoline during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on June 29, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Gonzaga's Bryan Alberts, left, and Josh Perkins sit in the locker room after the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against North Carolina on April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. North Carolina won 71-65. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Gonzaga's Bryan Alberts, left, and Josh Perkins sit in the locker room after the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against North Carolina on April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. North Carolina won 71-65. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Peugeot driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race during stage 8 of the Dakar Rally between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on Jan. 10, 2017. (Franck Fife/Pool photo via AP)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Peugeot driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race during stage 8 of the Dakar Rally between Uyuni, Bolivia, and Salta, Argentina, on Jan. 10, 2017. (Franck Fife/Pool photo via AP)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, including 26 white chairs each painted with a cross and and rose, is displayed in the church on Nov. 12, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, including 26 white chairs each painted with a cross and and rose, is displayed in the church on Nov. 12, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Conor McGregor stands next to Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their weigh-in Aug. 25, 2017.
Conor McGregor stands next to Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their weigh-in Aug. 25, 2017.
Homes and other buildings destroyed by Hurricane Maria lie in ruins in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 28, 2017.
Homes and other buildings destroyed by Hurricane Maria lie in ruins in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 28, 2017.
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - United States' Serena Williams serves to Britain's Johanna Konta during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - United States' Serena Williams serves to Britain's Johanna Konta during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - People stranded in floodwaters hold onto a rope as they wade to safety in Lima, Peru, on March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - People stranded in floodwaters hold onto a rope as they wade to safety in Lima, Peru, on March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 2, 2017, following a mass shooting at a music festival. Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock broke the windows and began firing with a cache of weapons, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 2, 2017, following a mass shooting at a music festival. Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock broke the windows and began firing with a cache of weapons, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A child is silhouetted against water falling from a fountain outside the Lisbon Oceanarium in Lisbon, Portugal, on Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - A child is silhouetted against water falling from a fountain outside the Lisbon Oceanarium in Lisbon, Portugal, on Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - People move through flooded streets in Havana, Cuba, on Sept. 10, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - People move through flooded streets in Havana, Cuba, on Sept. 10, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Quincy Andrews, left, and Josh Fournier, both of Meredith, N.H., arrive at dawn on Sept. 24, 2017, at the summit of Mount Washington, N.H., where a water fountain awaits visitors to New England's highest peak. The weather observatory on the summit recorded a record daily temperature high when the mercury hit 65 degrees that day. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Quincy Andrews, left, and Josh Fournier, both of Meredith, N.H., arrive at dawn on Sept. 24, 2017, at the summit of Mount Washington, N.H., where a water fountain awaits visitors to New England's highest peak. The weather observatory on the summit recorded a record daily temperature high when the mercury hit 65 degrees that day. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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