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  • APTOPIX Virginia Daily Life
    Homer, an 18-week-old mastiff, is dressed as a bumblebee along with his owner, Eddyn Molden, 8, of Middletown, Va. during the judging for the Best Costumed Pet at the Frederick County Fair in Clear Brook, Va. Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/ The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor)
    Jeff Taylor | AP
  • APTOPIX House Obama Lawsuit
    On the last day before Congress takes a five-week summer recess, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., checks her watch for a scheduled vote after speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Yesterday, Republicans pushed through legislation to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority, Democrats have branded the effort a political charade and an effort by top Republicans to mollify conservatives who want Obama to be impeached. (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP
  • APTOPIX Obama
    President Barack Obama mentions actions in Congress before signing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace executive order, requiring prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)
    Jacquelyn Martin | AP
  • APTOPIX Supreme Court Ginsburg
    Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.(AP Photo/ Cliff Owen)
    Cliff Owen | AP
  • APTOPIX GOP 2016 Christie New Hampshire
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sits on stage at BAE Systems in Nashua, N.H. listening to Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire, Walt Havenstein, give a campaign speech on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Christie has been traveling around the country boosting Republican candidates in his role as chair of the Republican Governors Association. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
    Cheryl Senter | AP
  • APTOPIX Usher New Look
    Rapper-actor Ludacris watches a video presentation during the 15th anniversary celebration of Usher's New Look Foundation, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, director Kenny Leon and producer Jermaine Dupri were among the 450-plus attendees at foundation's President's Circle Awards luncheon in downtown Atlanta on Thursday. The nonprofit organization founded by the Grammy-winning singer also celebrated raising $1 million. "This is a passion fuel for me," Usher said Thursday. (AP Photo/ David Goldman)
    David Goldman | AP
  • APTOPIX Ukraine Plane
    Australian and Dutch investigators examine pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The investigators from the Netherlands and Australia plus officials with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe traveled from the rebel-held city of Donetsk in 15 cars and a bus to the crash site outside the village of Hrabove. Then they started setting up a base to work from at a chicken farm. (AP Photo/ Dmitry Lovetsky)
    Dmitry Lovetsky | AP
  • APTOPIX Taiwan Gas Explosions
    A destroyed fire truck is seen overturned in the rubble after massive gas explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A series of underground explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, killing scores of people, Taiwan's National Fire Agency said Friday. (AP Photo/ Wally Santana)
    Wally Santana | AP
  • APTOPIX Russia World War I Ceremony
    A boy poses for a photo standing at a monument to the Heroes of the World War I as the sun sets over the scene on the eve of the day of the 100th anniversary of its beginning in Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)
    Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians, with the help of a donkey cart, carry their belongings through the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce. (AP Photo/ Hatem Moussa)
    Hatem Moussa | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    A medic carries a Palestinian baby injured in Israeli shelling in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/ Eyad Baba)
    Eyad Baba | AP
  • APTOPIX India Landslide
    Chandrakant Zanjare, who said he lost 13 family members to a landslide, wails near the site where his house stood in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India crossed 50. (AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool)
    Rafiq Maqbool | AP
  • APTOPIX Sudan Death Sentence
    With tears streaming down his face, Daniel Wani, husband of Meriam Ibrahim, talks with reporters shortly after arriving in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence in Sudan, and Wani will make their new home in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/ Charles Krupa)
    Charles Krupa | AP
  • APTOPIX Vietnam Traveling Memorial
    Veterans Memorial Museum director Chip Duncan pauses in front of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, after its installation at the museum in Chehalis,Wash. (AP Photo/ The Olympian, Steve Bloom)
    Steve Bloom | AP
  • APTOPIX Britain Commonwealth Games
    A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/ Frank Augstein)
    Frank Augstein | AP
  • Occupy movement rally's at Capitol
    Hailey, left, and her son, Cyrus, 2, of Sacramento, (who declined to give their last names) visit with CHP mounted officers, left to right, J. Lane, K. Dillon and C. Maxwell on the north side of the Capitol where Hailey is taking part in the first of a four-day national Occupy movement gathering at the State Capitol on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Randy Pench |
  • Bay Bridge Consruction Problems
    In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, work continues on the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. A Senate investigative report released Thursday, July 31, 2014, finds senior officials overseeing construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an "institutionalized, if not malicious, lack of transparency in the project."
    Ben Margot | AP
  • Immigration Overload
    Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., left, and Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., right, emerge from a closed-door Republican strategy session to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The surprise developments, coming on Congress' final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, were an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP
  • China Gay Therapy
    Gay rights campaigners act out electric shock treatment to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 31, 2014. A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center. Words on banners from left read: "Gays, no need to be treated," "Support Haidian Court, Against twisted treatment," and "Ms. Baidu promotes gay treatment by Li Yanhong (Chairman of Baidu)."
    Ng Han Guan | AP
  • Cardinals Padres Baseball
    San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera sales over St. Louis Cardinals' Daniel Descalso while relaying to first to get Matt Carpenter and a double play in the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in San Diego. Padres' second baseman Jedd Gyorko watches the play and the Cardinals won the game 6-2.
    Lenny Ignelzi | AP
  • Citi Open Tennis
    Milos Raonic, of Canada, returns the ball to Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Washington.
    Luis M. Alvarez | AP
  • Bucket Lift Rescue
    Construction workers Brian Wilson and Sean Hillhouse, of Georgia-based Sutton Christian Supply, are rescued from their bucket-lift by Rock Island Arsenal firefighters in downtown Moline, Ill., Thursday July 31, 2014. The men were getting ready to caulk a section of First Lutheran Church's new tower when the hydraulics reportedly failed, tipping the basket over.
    Todd Mizener | AP
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari speaks at a press conference in front of the River City Food Bank about his experiences living on the street in Fresno on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Sacramento Calif. Kashkari spent a week on the streets in Fresno to educate himself about the experience of the poor and homeless. Kashkari is running against Governor Jerry Brown in the upcoming election.
    Brian Nguyen |
  • Sophia Munos, 10, of the Visalia Spears softball team, paid $10 to have her face painted during the Western National Fast pitch Tournament in Roseville at Maidu Park on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The tournament has 86 teams, bringing in more than 300,000 people to the city, and runs through the weekend.
    Jose Luis Villegas |
  • The Girls softball teams from Carlsbad, Calif., set up their group photograph at The Western National Fast pitch Tournament in Roseville at Maidu Park on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The tournament has 86 teams, bringing in more than 300,000 people to the city, and runs through the weekend.
    Jose Luis Villegas |
  • Sacramento native and artist Milton Bowens working on art pieces at his studio/home
    Sacramento native and artist Milton Bowens working on art pieces at his studio/home in Mountain House, Calif., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Bowens is one of the artists who made major contributions to the new san Francisco 49er Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
    Manny Crisostomo |
    The bust of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Warren Sapp rests on display Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Hall of Fame Gallery at the the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The bust of Derrick Brooks will be on displayed with the class of 2014 directly across from Sapp when Brooks is enshrined on Saturday.
    Dirk Shadd | MCT
  • Vietnam Traveling Memorial
    Vietnam-era veterans Terry Lewis, Garth Eings and Ron David, from left, unload a panel from the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis,Wash.
    Steve Bloom | AP
  • Liberia West Africa Ebola
    A close up of newspaper front pages focusing on the Ebola outbreak, including a newspaper, left, reading 'Burn all bodies' in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities.
    Jonathan Paye-Layleh | AP
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