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Marshall Plumlee ( @marshallplumlee40) of the Los Angeles Clippers signs his autograph on basketballs during an NBA media day in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2017. Photograph by Jae C. Hong ( @jaechongpix)— @ap.images
Does LeBron James ( @kingjames) regret addressing President Trump as "U bum" in a tweet over the weekend? Nope. James slammed Trump for rescinding an invitation to the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry ( @stephencurry30) to celebrate the team's championship at the White House. Trump disinvited the star athlete in response to Curry's comments that implied he would not attend. Addressing the remark, James said, "Me and my friends call each other that all the time ... I'm not his friend, though." Video source: ABC News One
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) enters the federal court in New York City for his sentencing hearing in a sexting scandal on Sept. 25, 2017. Weiner, 53, wept as a federal judge sentenced him to 21 months behind bars for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. He was given until Nov. 6 to report to prison. Photograph by Andres Kudacki ( @andreskudacki)— @ap.images
The Trump administration issued a clarification on Sept. 25, 2017, after President Trump tweeted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer." White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rejected Pyongyang’s "absurd" assertion that Trump’s comment was a declaration of war. Still, the heated rhetoric only fueled fears that the adversaries—dueling over North Korea’s fast-advancing nuclear weapons program—might stumble back into conflict. At the United Nations on Monday, days after the U.S. flew strategic bombers close to the border between the two Koreas, Ri Yong Ho, the North’s top diplomat, said Trump’s comment gives it the right to shoot down U.S. warplanes. Video source: Pool
A man rides his bicycle through a road damaged by Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24, 2017. Authorities rushed to evacuate people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding. More than 3 million people are reeling after the storm knocked out communications and power across the American island territory. Photograph by Ricardo Arduengo ( @ricardoarduengophotos)— @afpphoto/ @gettyimages
Protests erupted in Washington on Sept. 25, 2017, as the Senate Finance Committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing Obamacare. Just as the Senators settled in, chants of "No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!" echoed throughout the room. Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who chairs the committee, called for a brief recess until things calmed down. Still, protesters, some in wheelchairs, were carried and dragged out by U.S. Capitol police. Many protesters were affiliated with ADAPT, a grassroots' disability rights' activist group. The group shared images on social of its activists, as well as those from other groups, being arrested and carried away by officers. Video source: Pool
Aerial footage provides a surreal look at makeshift refugee settlements in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of #Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in majority-Buddhist Myanmar, have fled violence in recent weeks. Nearly two-thirds have been children. Seeking safety from what the U.N. human-rights chief recently labeled "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing," they did so as one voice remained notably silent: Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, now the de facto leader of Myanmar's civilian government. Video source: @proactivaopenarms/AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media the day after the CDU won 32.9% of the vote, and a first place finish in yesterday's German federal elections, in Berlin on Sept. 25, 2017. The CDU win, which guarantees Merkel a fourth term as chancellor, is marred by the third-place finish of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), with 12.6%. The AfD will be represented by 94 parliamentarians, the first time in post-World War II German history that a right-wing, nationalist party has made it to the Bundestag. Photograph by Maja Hitij ( @majahitij)— @gettyimages
Police try to keep people from forcing their way into a voting station in Erbil, Iraq, on Sept. 25, 2017. Despite strong objection from neighboring countries and the Iraqi government, several million Iraqi Kurds took to the polls on Monday across three provinces in the historic independence referendum. Photograph by Chris McGrath ( @cmcgrath_photo)— @gettyimages
Within hours of her birth, little Sebastiana Manuel's body froze in a rigid spasm. At first her doctor wasn't too concerned; some newborns have seizures. But after more than a dozen in her first night, an ambulance rushed her from the local hospital in Fallbrook, Calif., to the only advanced-care children's hospital in the area, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. Hours later, Dolores and her husband Pascual Manuel received devastating news from Dr. Jeffrey Gold, director of neonatal neurology at Rady and the University of California, San Diego. Because Sebastiana's brain scans were abnormal, Gold suspected her brain was not fully developed, which could have triggered her seizures. Sebastiana had one thing going for her: a year earlier, Dr. Stephen Kingsmore launched a genomics institute at Rady designed to help babies like her. From any infant younger than 4 months who has an unexplainable sickness, Kingsmore's team takes a vial of blood to run a genetic test. Within days, they sequence the baby's entire genome, looking for clues to explain the undiagnosed symptoms and alert doctors to abnormalities. On the basis of those results, Gold adjusted his dire prognosis. Sebastiana's DNA told him an antiseizure drug different from those that doctors normally use would be more effective. Once he made the switch, her seizures stopped. The genetic-testing program at Rady is still in the study phase. If Kingsmore gets his way, mapping the DNA of these babies will be as standard as ordering a blood test. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by John Francis Peters ( @jfpetersphoto) for TIME
More than 100 players sat or knelt during the national anthem at NFL games on Sept. 24, 2017, in defiance of President Trump's criticism. Many teams locked arms in solidarity. At least three team owners joined their players. Another team stayed in the locker room. Those who sat or knelt took part in a form of protest begun last season by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in protest of the treatment of blacks by police; now a free agent, some supporters believe teams avoided signing @kaepernick7 because of his protest. On Sunday, Trump, who had encouraged football fans to boycott games if players took part in the protests, tweeted: "Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!" Later, Trump said "This has nothing to do with race ... This has to do with respect for our country and respect for our flag." Video source: Pool
Members of the New England @Patriots kneel on the sideline during the national anthem prior to their game against the Houston Texans in Foxboro, Mass., on Sept. 24, 2017. Patriots owner Robert Kraft—a supporter of President Trump—released a statement condemning Trump’s remarks that called for the firings and suspensions of players staging protests during the anthem. “I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics," Kraft said. "I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.” Photograph by Billie Weiss— @gettyimages
Jacksonville @Jaguars owner Shad Khan locks arms with players in protest during the national anthem, prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens, at Wembley Stadium in London on Sept. 24, 2017. In a statement after the anthem, Khan—the NFL’s lone nonwhite majority owner—said: "I met with our team captains prior to the game to express my support for them, all NFL players and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump, and was honored to be arm in arm with them, their teammates and our coaches during our anthem. Our team and the National Football League reflects our nation, with diversity coming in many forms – race, faith, our views and our goals. We have a lot of work to do, and we can do it, but the comments by the President make it harder. That’s why it was important for us, and personally for me, to show the world that even if we may differ at times, we can and should be united in the effort to become better as people and a nation.” Photograph by Logan Bowles ( @logan_bowles)— @ap.images
Muddied clothing lay on a rain-soaked ground where Rohingya families from Myanmar had camped, before the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sept. 20, 2017. Many of the newly arrived Rohingya refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable. Photograph by Bernat Armangue ( @bernatarmangue)— @ap.images/ @shutterstock
More than 1,000 canopies make up the night market of Ratchada in Bangkok. The market, known to locals as the 'Train Market,' is an open air bazaar that sells everything from antiques to electronic appliances. Kajan Madrasmail, 38, a photographer from Singapore, said the market "comes alive in the evening," as lights inside the tents illuminate the canopies. Photograph by Kajan Madrasmail ( @colorisheye)—Solent News/REX/ @shutterstock
President Trump's advice for NFL owners—to fire players who kneel during the national anthem, as some have done to protest of the treatment of blacks by police—during a political rally in Alabama on Sept. 22, 2017, earned a stern rebuff from the league the next morning. The remarks came as Trump campaigned for Sen. Luther Strange. The NFL released a statement, saying, "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities." Video source: Pool
Supporters wave flags and chant slogans inside Erbil Stadium while waiting to hear Kurdish President Masoud Barzani speak, during a rally for Monday's independence referendum, in Erbil, Iraq, on Sept. 22, 2017. The Kurdish Regional government is preparing to hold the Sept. 25, referendum despite strong objections from neighboring countries and the Iraqi government, which voted Tuesday to reject Kurdistan's referendum and authorized Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take measures against the vote. Photograph by Chris McGrath ( @cmcgrath_photo)— @gettyimages
Spectators listen to a televised statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on Sept. 22, 2017. The war of words between Kim and President Trump continued this week, with Kim calling Trump a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard"—a person in a state of "senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness," according to @merriamwebster—and saying he will "pay dearly" for his threat to destroy North Korea. Trump replied in a tweet, labeling Kim "a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people." Testy dialogue between the two countries is not unusual, but the rhetoric between Trump and Kim has grown particularly heated as tensions have escalated. The U.S. hit North Korea with new sanctions this week to punish the country for its continued development of nuclear weapons, after Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea during a speech at the United Nations. Pyongyang responded by threatening to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. Photograph by Ed Jones ( @edjonesafp)— @afpphoto/ @gettyimages
An aerial view following Hurricane Maria shows the flooded neighborhood of Juana Matos in Catano, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 22, 2017. The American island territory was battered after the Category 4 storm made landfall this week. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the most devastating storm in a century after it destroyed the island's electricity and telecommunications infrastructure. On Friday, officials began evacuating tens of thousands of people as a dam, stressed by Maria's floodwaters, was thought to be on the verge of collapse. Photograph by Ricardo Arduengo ( @ricardoarduengophotos)— @afpphoto/ @gettyimages
"We are greatly ashamed," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ( @justinpjtrudeau) said on Sept. 21 as he focused his address to the U.N. General Assembly on one of his country's historic blemishes: the "humiliation, neglect and abuse" of Canada's indigenous populations by the government. "And for far too many indigenous people," he continued, "that lack of respect for rights still persists today.” Indigenous people in Canada make up 4.3 percent of its population, but the community suffers greater than the rest: the proportion of imprisoned indigenous adults is about nine times higher than other Canadians, the Associated Press reports. They were barred from leaving a reservation without a permit until 1951 and didn’t get the right to vote in federal elections until a decade later. Video source: UNTV