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2014 US Open - Day 14

This Week in Pictures: Sept. 6-12

09/12/14 07:17AM

The nation collectively took stock this week, as Americans remembered where they were 13 years ago on Thursday, mourned those lost in the attacks of September 11, and reflected on the wars fought in response to that fateful and tragic day. read more

Burning Man festival draws thousands

09/02/14 01:02PM

Nearly 65,000 people from all over the world attended Burning Man, a week-long festival in Nevada where participants are encouraged to be aware of the environment and remove their own trash. read more

Ukraine, through the looking glass

08/28/14 08:06PM

In the last several months, Russia’s proxy war in eastern Ukraine – supporting an allegedly homegrown, pro-Russian separatist movement – has evolved from fomenting rebellion to more overt displays of aggression, including sending columns of tanks, heavy weaponry and thousands of troops to support the rebels across the border. read more

Cyclists ride during the 102 mile fourth and last stage of the Arctic Race in Norway, Aug. 17, 2014.

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 16-22

08/22/14 10:58AM

Almost two weeks after the deadly shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., protesters continued to take to the streets, with some demonstrations turning violent. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made a visit to the city on Wednesday to meet with community members, Brown’s family, and to initiate a “fair investigation” into Brown’s death. read more

A plastic fruit tree stands in the corner of a room of a damaged home in the northern Gaza Strip

Peace talks break down as Gaza war resumes

08/20/14 10:39AM

Peace talks in Cairo to end the month-long war collapsed as Israeli officials withdrew their representatives from the Egyptian-brokered negotiations, telling the Associated Press that Hamas had broken "the premise of the talks" by renewing the cycle of violence. A member of the Palestinian delegation told NBC News they too will leave Cairo, beginning tomorrow. read more

National Guard Called In As Unrest Continues In Ferguson

More clashes rock Ferguson

08/19/14 08:25AM

Police fired tear gas at protesters amid the sound of explosions, shots rang out and armored police trucks sped down Florissant Avenue. At least two people, both males, were shot “in the dark of night,” Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said at a press conference. Two guns and a Molotov cocktail were confiscated. Police were hit with bottles and rocks. Thirty-one people were arrested by 2 a.m. CT. read more