U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Valor to Los Angeles police Officer Donald Thompson on Monday, May 16. While off duty, Thompson endured first- and second-degree burns as he pulled a man from a car moments before it was engulfed in flames.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, center, shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, as U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch signs the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act on Wednesday, May 18.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, campaigns in Carson, California, on Tuesday, May 17.
Activists rally for immigration rights in front of the White House on Tuesday, May 17.