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A girl stands under a water fall like a meditating Buddhist monk as she plays in the water fountain at Asuka Park in Tokyo, Monday, July 18, 2016. The temperature rose to 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Tokyo area. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Pictures of the week: 20 great news photos from the Associated Press and Getty Images

Dramatic images of grief and anger are juxtaposed with images of natural and man-made beauty in this week's collection of the best wire photos. In addition to heart-wrenching photos from Baton Rouge, Dallas and Nice, France you will find a gorgeous shot of a SpaceX launch, an upside-down elephant (you heard me righ …


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  1. Hillary Clinton to VFW: 'I don't understand people who trash talk America'


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hillary Clinton appealed for veterans' support during a speech at the VFW Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, where she also repeatedly criticized rival Donald Trump's statements and positions without mentioning his name.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 117th National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday in Charlotte, N.C. On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in North Carolina. [Justin Sullivan | Getty Images]
  2. Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after blast that killed nearly 300 people


    BAGHDAD — For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad's many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly detected a possible bomb.

    An Iraqi police officer uses a handheld device that is supposed to detect bombs at a checkpoint on July 14 in Basra, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad. For nearly a decade, when you drove through one of Baghdad's seemingly endless checkpoints, a soldier would point a handheld gun-shaped device at your vehicle, intently watching to see if the antenna atop the device moved. If it pointed at your vehicle, the theory was, it had found a possible bomb. The wands were fake, but it wasn't until a massive bombing this month that the government halted their use. [Associated Press]
  3. Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year


    MUNICH — The 18-year-old behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing "killer" video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned the attack for a …

  4. Clinton campaign says Russians are behind DNC document leak


    A top official with Hillary Clinton's campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump — and some cyber security experts agree.

    Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Miami on Saturday. [Photo by Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg]
  5. PolitiFact: Donald Trump errs in comparing gifts to Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell


    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton spent the weekend between political party conventions knocking the other nominee's choice in a running mate.