Special counsel Robert Mueller, whose office investigated Russian interference in the US presidential election, makes a statement in Washington on Wednesday, May 29. In his first public comments since being appointed special counsel, Mueller emphasized that Justice Department guidelines did not allow him to charge a sitting President, and as a result, his office did not determine whether President Donald Trump had committed obstruction of justice.
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Residents sort through damaged apartments in Trotwood, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 28. At least three tornadoes are believed to have caused severe damage in the region.
The eight co-champions of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee celebrate their win in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Friday, May 31. From left are Sohum Sukhatankar, 13, of Dallas; Abhijay Kodali, 12, of Flower Mound, Texas; Rohan Raja, 13, of Irving, Texas; Saketh Sundar, 13, of Clarksville, Maryland; Christopher Serrao, 13, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey; Rishik Gandhasri, 13, of San Jose, California; Erin Howard, 14, of Huntsville, Alabama; and Shruthika Padhy, 13, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
British Prime Minister Theresa May tears up as she announces her resignation in London on Friday, May 24. May said she deeply regretted not being able to deliver Brexit, the issue that brought her to power in 2016 and consumed her premiership. She will remain Prime Minister until her successor is chosen.
NASA this week released an image of the Curiosity rover taking a selfie on Mars. The selfie is composed of 57 individual images that were stitched together. The rover's robotic arm was digitally removed.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. is comforted by a security guard after checking in on the status of a young girl who was struck by a foul ball he hit in Houston on Wednesday, May 29. Almora was distraught by the incident, throwing his hands behind his head immediately after seeing the impact. The girl was taken to a hospital, but her condition was not immediately available.
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside the White House as he prepares to travel to Colorado on Thursday, May 30. Trump launched a furious broadside against Robert Mueller a day after Mueller delivered a statement about his recent investigation into Russian interference.
A robotic medical simulator is photographed Friday, May 24, at Eidos Medicine, which manufactures the simulators in Kazan, Russia.
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"Star Wars" creator George Lucas, left, is joined by some special guests during the launch of Disneyland's new Star Wars land on Wednesday, May 29. With Lucas, from left, are actor Billy Dee Williams, actor Mark Hamill, Disney CEO Robert Iger and actor Harrison Ford.
During a news conference on Thursday, May 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows a map of Israel with the Golan Heights. It was signed by US President Donald Trump, he said. Trump also wrote an arrow with the word "Nice." Back in March, Trump signed a proclamation formally recognizing the contested Golan Heights as part of the state of Israel.
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Cadets throw their caps in the air after graduating from the US Air Force Academy on Thursday, May 30.
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs a strict anti-abortion bill into law on Friday, May 24. The legislation prohibits abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. Several other states, including Georgia and Mississippi, have also passed restrictive bills in the hopes that the Supreme Court's conservative justices will reconsider Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the United States.
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A panda enjoys some bamboo at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, on Wednesday, May 29.
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US first lady Melania Trump, right, and Japanese first lady Akie Abe visit a digital art museum while Trump and her husband were in Tokyo on Sunday, May 26. See more photos of the Trumps in Japan
Nithika Rangan of Elk Grove, California, concentrates as she competes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday, May 28.
Rescuers work at the scene of a knife attack in Kawasaki, Japan, on Tuesday, May 28. Two people, a 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, were killed in the stabbing spree, and 17 other children were hurt as they waited for a school bus. The suspected attacker, 51, died from a "self-inflicted wound," according to a report from Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
Lightning strikes near New York's One World Trade Center on Tuesday, May 28.
Actor Ashton Kutcher testifies during the murder trial of Michael Gargiulo on Wednesday, May 29. Kutcher was pursuing a relationship with Ashley Ellerin when she was killed in 2001. Gargiulo, 43, is charged with Ellerin's murder as well as the murder of Maria Bruno. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges as well as a separate charge of attempted murder.
Amish farmers walk around the side of a building as firefighters battle a barn fire in Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 29.
Muslims visit the Great Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, May 26.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, right, and former champion Alain Prost, left, walk next to the coffin of Niki Lauda as it's carried out of a cathedral in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, May 29. Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of racing's greatest drivers, died Monday at the age of 70.
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Sherpa women dressed in traditional attire pose for pictures Wednesday, May 29, during the 12th International Everest Day in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Children play in bubbles during a street performance in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Monday, May 27.
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A woman in Budapest, Hungary, throws a flower from the Margaret Bridge during a search operation on the Danube river on Thursday, May 30. A riverboat collision killed at least seven people and left 21 missing.
Hunter College graduates listen to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was delivering their commencement address in New York on Wednesday, May 29.
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Algerian students protest in the capital of Algiers on Tuesday, May 28. Longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April, but demonstrators want deeper change.
A person rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday, May 28.
This aerial photo, taken on Tuesday, May 28, shows flooded homes along the Arkansas River in Sand Spring, Oklahoma. All 77 of Oklahoma's counties were under a state of emergency Tuesday because of historic flooding.
A young migrant from Haiti cries next to his father as they wait at an immigration center in Tapachula, Mexico, on Tuesday, May 28.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris on Monday, May 27.