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A helper competes with dog 'Charlie of Greydon' of owner Zsolt Erdei, Jersey, during the IPO competition at the Belgian Shepherd World Championships in Halle (Saale), Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. IPO is a three part sport which includes tracking, obedience and protection phases. Dog sportsmen from 40 countries take part at the six different competitions until April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe

This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features flying Belgian Shepherds and Blue Jays, mudbathers in Mosul, flooding in North Carolina, a service for a fallen New York firefighter and a convoy of 10,000 bikers. All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa …

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George H.W. Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

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Guns at the gun convention? Not with the president there

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  1. N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

    World

    SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

    A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. The letters on top left, reading "North Korea fired a ballistic missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  2. Trump's executive order on offshore oil drilling sets up clash with Florida

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acted Friday to expand offshore oil drilling, a move that could affect Florida, which seven years ago this month reeled from the BP oil catastrophe. Bipartisan opposition from state leaders was already building.

    President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Friday directing the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. [Associated Press]
  3. Trump tells the NRA: 'I am going to come through for you' (w/ video)

    National

    ATLANTA — On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump made a triumphant return before members of the National Rifle Association, promising a group that was one of his earliest and most enthusiastic supporters that he will "never infringe on the right of the people to bear arms."

    President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as speaks at the National Rifle Association forum on Friday in Atlanta.  [Associated Press]
  4. George H.W. Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

    National

    HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.

    This April 20, 2017, file photo provided by the Office of George H.W. Bush shows former President George H.W. Bush, left, posing with his son former President George W. Bush at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston where he was recovering from a mild case of pneumonia after being admitted on April 14. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Bush was discharged from the hospital on Friday, April 28, 2017. After the pneumonia was treated, Bush remained hospitalized due to chronic bronchitis. [Evan Sisley | Office of George H.W. Bush via AP]
  5. Guns at the gun convention? Not with the president there

    National

    ATLANTA — For the excited NRA faithful, one aspect of seeing President Donald Trump open their annual meeting Friday was a bit of a downer: No guns allowed.

    Patrons attending the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum move through security on Friday in Atlanta. The NRA is holding its 146th annual meetings and exhibits forum at the Georgia World Congress Center where President Trump will be speaking. [Mike Stewart | Associated Press]