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The week in politics

Published 7:46 PM ET, Sat September 24, 2016
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Estero, Florida, on Monday, September 19. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appears with actor Zach Galifianakis in an episode of the online comedy series "Between Two Ferns." The video was released Thursday, September 22, by the website Funny or Die. FunnyorDie.com/AP
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, questions Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf in Washington on Tuesday, September 20. Warren unleashed a verbal barrage at Stumpf, calling the embattled bank boss "gutless" and demanding he step down. Her diatribe was the most forceful condemnation yet of Wells Fargo, which fired more than 5,000 employees over the past few years for creating fake accounts without customer knowledge. The employees created the fraudulent accounts to meet bank quotas and were allegedly threatened with firing if they didn't comply. Susan Walsh/AP
First lady Michelle Obama appears on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday, September 20. The two did a skit together in a "blanket fort." Scott Kowalchyk/CBS
Jennifer Roberts, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, watches Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney speak at a news conference on Thursday, September 22. Violent protests erupted the night before following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot by a police officer in an apartment complex parking lot. Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun and that he was shot after he wouldn't drop it. Scott's family said he was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book. Chuck Burton/AP
US Rep. John Lewis, an iconic civil rights leader, reacts Monday, September 19, after being presented with the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The medal is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. Matt Slocum/AP
During a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday, September 23, US Secretary of State John Kerry votes to adopt a resolution regarding the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The resolution, drafted by the United States, calls on countries to stop testing nuclear weapons. It was formally adopted by the council after a vote. Jason DeCrow/AP
President Barack Obama jokes with entertainer Mel Brooks after Brooks was presented with a National Medal of Arts on Thursday, September 22. After receiving his medal, Brooks pretended to pull down the President's pants. Susan Walsh/AP
Workers at Staub Manufacturing listen as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, September 21. Evan Vucci/AP
First lady Michelle Obama, center, hugs former President George W. Bush, as President Barack Obama and former first lady Laura Bush walk on stage at the dedication ceremony of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday, Sept. 24. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
A bus in London urges American expatriates to vote against Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. Leon Neal/Getty Images
President Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time on Tuesday, September 20. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Orlando on Wednesday, September 21. Matt Rourke/AP
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, second right, look over the mangled remains of a dumpster Sunday, September 18, in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. An explosion injured 29 people there the night before. Justin Lane/EPA/AP
Boxing promoter Don King holds up the hand of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during Trump's visit to the Pastors Leadership Conference in Cleveland on Wednesday, September 21. Evan Vucci/AP
House Speaker Paul Ryan laughs as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and US Sen. Chuck Schumer hammer ceremonial nails outside the US Capitol on Wednesday, September 21. Construction has begun on the platform where the next President will be inaugurated. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, talks on the phone backstage before Trump's speaking event at the Shale Insight conference on Thursday, September 22, in Pittsburgh. Evan Vucci/AP
Mylan Chief Executive Heather Bresch testifies before the US House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, September 21. Bresch defended the cost increase of life-saving EpiPens and said the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry and questions from skeptical lawmakers. The pen injects a dose of epinephrine to stop life-threatening allergic reactions. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walks to her plane at an airport in White Plains, New York, on Wednesday, September 21. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images