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Making headlines this week

Making headlines this week

AS THE SUMMER WINDS DOWN: The moon hangs low, near setting, at dawn outside Boulder, Colo. Photo: Associated Press/Brennan Linsley

A look at the week’s biggest newsmakers and the stories you won’t soon forget. For a look back at this week’s sports headlines, check out these great sport shots.

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Competitors gather for a last chance qualifier spot in the Pokémon trading card game for the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, Friday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Pope Francis, right, kisses a girl as he arrives with the popemobile to celebrate a mass and the beatification Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a news conference dealing with the aftermath of a police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 16, in Ferguson, Mo. The governor declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after Brown was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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The University of Alabama’s newest Alpha Omicron Pi member, Kiy Ford, left, puts on her sorority shirt after being accepted during sorority Bid Day on Saturday, Aug. 16, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The university became embroiled in controversy in 2013 after the student newspaper reported some white sororities had rejected blacks as new members because of race. At the end of 2014 sorority recruitment, black women made up 1 percent of new members. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Participants struggle to reach the prizes during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of the Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 17. Indonesia is celebrating its 69th independence from the Dutch colonial rule. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he confirmed he “will be leaving the embassy soon”, Monday Aug. 18. The Australian Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of sex crimes. (AP Photo / John Stillwell)
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Workers hang outside the clock face as they clean the Big Ben clocktower of the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Aug. 18. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell , right, is swarmed by the media as he arrives at federal court in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 18. McDonnell presents his defense today. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, joined by head coach Doc Rivers, left, fires up the crowd while speaking at the Clippers Fan Festival on Monday, Aug. 18, in Los Angeles. Ballmer paid a record $2 billion for the team in a sale that was confirmed by a judge last week. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Josh Groves, and his daughter Abagayle Groves, 3, wait to cross the road as flash flood waters overrun Skunk Creek through the Sonoran Desert, Tuesday, Aug. 19, in northwestern Phoenix. Flooding from heavy rain in the Phoenix area has forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17 about 25 miles north of the city. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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A ribbon is seen on the front door of the family home of freelance journalist James Foley, Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Rochester, N.H. Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, militants with the Islamic State extremist group released a video showing Islamic State militants beheading Foley in an act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq . (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with media and supporters at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center after he was booked, Tuesday, Aug. 19,in Austin, Texas. Perry was indicted last week on charges of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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A squirrel monkey looks into the camera during a photocall at London Zoo, Thursday, Aug. 21. The Zoo held it’s annual weigh-in where the vital statistics of animals were taken in an aid for keepers to detect pregnancies and check the animals general wellbeing. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Iraqi premier-designate Haider al-Abadi meets with Pastor Farouk Yousuf in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 21. Al-Abadi has until Sept. 11 to submit a list of Cabinet members to parliament for approval. Religious and ethnic minorities have called upon him to assemble an all-inclusive government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly stands with his wife, Amber, during a news conference after being released from Emory University Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 21, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the Ebola virus, was released from the hospital Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Trucks move towards a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 22. The first trucks of the Russian aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian inspection zone Friday morning. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Malaysia Army soldiers carry one of the bodies of the downed MH17 flight on the arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 22. The bodies of 20 victims’ of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month, returned home from Amsterdam on Friday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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