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  1. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, speaks during a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021.
  2. Trader Peter Tuchman wears a "Dow $35,000" hat to mark the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 35,061.55, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 23, 2021, in New York. [Richard Drew | Associated Press]
  3. Officials attend a ceremony in honor of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the National Pantheon Museum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 20, 2021.
  4. Lidia Lara Tobon, center, whose brother Angel Gabriel Tobon disappeared, works with other relatives of the disappeared from the Solecito Collective in March 2019 in a search for clandestine graves at a municipal dump.
  5. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her office Thursday as members of the House select committee on the January 6th attack on the Capitol prepare for hearings next week.
  6. The internet tracker Downdetector listed a host of commercial websites affected by a widespread outage Thursday.
  7. The Staten Island Ferry departs Tuesday from the Manhattan terminal through a haze of smoke with the Statue of Liberty barely visible. Wildfires in the American West are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive infernos spew smoke and ash into the air in columns up to six miles high.
  8. Zeng Yixin, vice minister of China's National Health Commission, speaks Thursday at a news conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing.
  9. A British man has been charged in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack last summer that compromised the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls.
  10. A September wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., was touched off by a pyrotechnical device during a gender-reveal party. A firefighter was killed and now, the couple who threw the party have been charged in the death.
  11. Alton Lucas, at his home outside Raleigh, N.C., believed as a teenager that basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. Instead, he discovered drugs, became addicted to crack cocaine and served time in prison.
  12. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, describes the experience after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas on Tuesday.
  13. Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C..
  14. Maggie Howell, a supporter of pop star Britney Spears, protests next to a Britney Spears cardboard cutout at the Lincoln Memorial, during the "Free Britney" rally last week.
  15. This photo from Jan. 19, 2017, shows Inaugural Committee chairman Tom Barrack speaking at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Barrack, chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee, was arrested Tuesday in California on charges alleging that he and others conspired to influence Trump's foreign policy positions to benefit the United Arab Emirates.
  16. The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids across the U.S.
  17. Montgomery County, Md., Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, speaking here in 2015, will take over the Capitol Police department in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
  18. President Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media giants are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
  19. Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada as of Aug. 9, joined by the rest of the world Sept. 7
  20. This photo shows Paul Allard Hodgkins of Tampa holding a Trump flag and wearing a Trump t-shirt as he stands in the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, according to a federal complaint.
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