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The week in 33 photos
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Look at me! 16 selfies of the week
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American: I lived in West Bank
I am an American, and I love my country, but I also love my heritage. Palestinian-American Naim Naif spent a few years in the West Bank, where 70% of his family lives. His wish? For people to ignore politics and think about the people. ... More >>


The best selfies from space
"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin. ... More >>


Do we need to go back to the moon?
"Neil Armstrong is going to walk on the moon on Monday, July 21st." ... More >>


Buzz Aldrin: After moon, Mars
Back in July 1969, I stood on the talcum-like lunar dust just a few feet from our home away from home, Eagle, the lunar module that transported Neil Armstrong and me to the bleak, crater-pocked moonscape. ... More >>


Anne Frank's final entry
Seventy years ago, Anne Frank made her final entry in her diary -- a work, says Francine Prose, that provides a crucial link to history for young people ... More >>


Don't call it 'student' debt
Van Jones says "student debt" should be called "education debt" because entire families are paying the cost of a broken system. ... More >>


Stephen Smith entitled to opinion
Marc Randazza says the ESPN commentator fell victim to the "politically correct" police for even suggesting a thought that broke from the accepted narrative on the Ray Rice incident ... More >>


Who's the boss? McDonald's is
Christine Owens and Catherine Ruckelshaus say the Labor Relations Board's directive on McDonald's could shake up the fast-food industry's treatment of workers. ... More >>


All-American suicide bomber
The story of a former high school football player from Vero Beach, Florida, highlights the risk of Syria's war recruiting jihadists from the West, writes Peter Bergen ... More >>


Homeowner, 80, should die in prison
Ruben Navarrette says Tom Greer is an 80-year-old crime victim who, if there is any justice, should spend the remainder of his golden years in prison ... More >>


Cancer victim inspires after death
It was about eight months into her fight with heart cancer that 24-year-old Maire Kent knew she was going to die. The plan she made for her ashes inspired strangers and a filmmaker. ... More >>


From sex offender to millionaire
Michael Phillips spent 12 years in prison and 12 more as a sex offender for a rape he didn't commit. Is he mad at his accuser? No. "I pray for her, I forgive her, and I bless her." ... More >>


10 spectacular U.S. waterfalls
You're likely to sweat a little to get to some of the best waterfalls. But they deliver a cool refuge and a powerful reminder of nature's force. ... More >>


Rice: 'Actions were inexcusable'
Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back suspended by the NFL for two games after video showed him dragging his then-fiancée (now his wife) from an elevator, told reporters on Thursday his actions were "inexcusable." ... More >>


Rising prices, shrinking lakes
An intense drought in California is having an impact on food prices, tourism and more. ... More >>


Sex offender to millionaire
Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home. ... More >>


American: I lived in West Bank
I am an American, and I love my country, but I also love my heritage. Palestinian-American Naim Naif spent a few years in the West Bank, where 70% of his family lives. His wish? For people to ignore politics and think about the people. ... More >>


Killer's life hinges on election
A convicted quadruple murderer's execution is on hold. But a new governor could push it forward if elected this November. Critics call it "mob justice." ... More >>


Coyotes chase man, dog
A California resident's home-surveillance shows a large pack of coyotes roaming through his neighborhood. KTLA reports. ... More >>


Bertha forms in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Bertha formed in the Atlantic late Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. ... More >>


Ebola patients coming to U.S. sparks fear
The news that two Ebola patients are being brought to America has created waves of concern ranging from mere worry to Hollywood "Outbreak" scenarios to conspiracy theories. ... More >>


See what treasure hunters found in ocean
A family of treasure hunters found a mystery artifact on the ocean floor in Florida. The gold piece is worth thousands. ... More >>


Court: Girl charged in Slenderman stabbing incompetent, for now
One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman, Slenderman, was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday -- at least for now -- according to court documents. ... More >>


Coyote pack chases man and his dog
A California resident's home-surveillance shows a large pack of coyotes roaming through his neighborhood. KTLA reports. ... More >>


NASA's next rover to Mars will make oxygen and look for farmland
For 17 years, NASA rovers have laid down tire tracks on Mars. But when the space agency divulged details this week about its next Martian exploration vehicle, they underscored NASA's ultimate goal. ... More >>


This Congressman lived on the minimum wage
Raising the minimum wage continues to be one of the Democrats' top economic priorities, insisting that a higher minimum wage is critical to helping lift the working poor out of poverty. Some members of Congress put their money where their mouth is. ... More >>


For man who killed 4 at Chuck E. Cheese, election is life or death
A convicted quadruple murderer's execution is on hold. But a new governor could push it forward if elected this November. Critics call it "mob justice." ... More >>


Mom arrested after letting son walk to park alone
After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect. ... More >>


Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show
A teenage girl was raped at same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said. ... More >>


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