Chinese officials answer questions about a new law regulating overseas nongovernmental organizations during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. The new law subjects NGOs to close police supervision. "We welcome and support all foreign NGOs to come to China to conduct friendly exchanges," one official said.
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Tracy Smith, 38, and her children Hazel, 8, and Finley, 5, at their home in Houston. Smith is pregnant with twins and says she's a little more worried than usual about the approach of mosquito season.
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Randy Berry, the first U.S. special envoy for the rights of LGBTI persons, is shown at a gay pride rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last June. He says the U.S. is supporting activists worldwide but recognizes the risks they face in many countries. A gay activist who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh was hacked to death this week.
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"This is the best chance in a generation to reform our federal drug sentencing law," Sen. Richard Durbin (center) said Thursday. He and other lawmakers held a news conference about proposed criminal sentencing reform legislation.
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People walk in front of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia on April 12. Turkey has seen tourist numbers plummet following a series of deadly terrorist attacks and a travel ban by Russia.
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Investors in Zhongjin, a wealth-management company that collapsed this month, demonstrate outside a police office in Shanghai's Hongkou district, demanding repayment of their funds. Police later detained one of the demonstrators for distributing protest T-shirts.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina during a rally in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate.