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The week in 32 photos
Look at me! 14 selfies of the week
Outrage over chokehold death
Staten Island man Eric Garner was being detained by police when he was forced to the ground by an officer in a chokehold. Garner, a 350-lb asthmatic, soon after died from a heart attack en route to the hospital.
13,000-year-old teen was American
A teenage girl may have gotten lost in a cave looking for water, nearly 13,000 years ago. Naia, as she's known today, likely fell to her death in a deep, dark pit.
Want the moon? Apollo auction open
If you have some disposable income and want to own a piece of aviation or space-exploration history, now's your chance.
Will Elon Musk fund Tesla museum?
Inventor Nikola Tesla may have died alone and broke, but he has powerful friends who want to preserve his legacy.
Who will speak for MH17 victims?
The front-page headline put it plainly: "MURDERERS," it accused in huge capital letters, trying to capture the national mood in the Netherlands during a time of grief and anger.
After Dodd-Frank, system still broken
Four years after its enactment, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law is not working, Rep. Patrick McHenry says
Big Tobacco just got bigger
Robin Koval says that if cigarettes were introduced today, they'd never be approved for market. So the merging of two Big Tobacco companies feels like a throwback to a tobacco-happy past.
Democrats afraid of inequality?
Julian Zelizer says President Obama called inequality the "defining challenge" of our time but hasn't followed through.
James Garner: 'Like, Zen, man'
Gene Seymour says the 'Rockford Files' actor worked the persona of the principled coward, charming audiences whenever he showed up on the big or small screen
Marines test new assault vehicle
Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.
Widow wins $23B in smoking lawsuit
A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.
Mom swaps death row for jail cell
A Mississippi woman whose death sentence was overturned has been moved from state prison to county jail, where she will await a new trial, authorities say.
Summer rewind to 1974
By the time the summer of 1974 rolled around, America was ready for a break. Here's why.
Sources: Cavs, Wolves talking Love trade
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love and the league's last two No. 1 draft picks, league sources told ESPN.
Sources: Sterling, Ballmer have 'friendly' talk
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Monday afternoon in Los Angeles to discuss the pending $2 billion sale of the franchise, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
Big 12 chief rips NCAA, says 'cheating pays'
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says "cheating pays" in the NCAA these days and doesn't foresee things getting much better in the future.
FSU coach explains why Winston unpunished
Jameis Winston's suspension from the baseball team for shoplifting was punishment enough, Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher says
Carter: LeBron wasn't pushed to Cavaliers
Maverick Carter, LeBron James' business partner, says he didn't push James to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, nor did anyone else in the NBA superstar's inner circle.
Top WR picks Auburn over USC, Tide, OSU
The No. 1-ranked wide receiver and the No. 6 player overall in the ESPN Junior 300, Nate Craig, verbally committed to Auburn on Monday evening. The 6-foot-2, 202-pound wide receiver chose the Tigers over USC, Alabama and Ohio State.
Jones' 2 homers power Orioles past Angels
Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Monday night.
Pettine: Manziel's behavior will be 'non-story'
Mike Pettine believes that Johnny Manziel's off-field activity will "be a non-story" once training camp starts.
Kirilenko ends engagement to Caps' Ovechkin
Another sports power couple's engagement is off.
Slow, steady 90-year-olds set world records
A team of five men older than 90 broke various world records at the U.S. Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships on Sunday when they combined to complete the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800m relays.
First female ref assigned for Big 12 football
The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history.
Ryu, Dodgers 1st to have 3 11-game winners
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
Dream coach, ex-Laker Cooper has cancer
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
Giants RB Wilson cleared for full practices
The New York Giants got good news on the injury front Monday, as running back David Wilson was finally cleared for full-contact practices following last season's neck surgery.
Favre not worried about boos at Lambeau
Brett Favre says he is not afraid of getting booed when he returns to Lambeau Field.