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Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Oct 12 - Oct 16

Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Oct 12 - Oct 16

By    |   Friday, 16 October 2015 01:17 PM

1. Democratic primary debate — Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Lincoln Chafee take the stage for a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The five candidates participated in the party's first presidential debate. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

2. GOP candidates live-tweet debate — Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, and other GOP hopefuls took to social media to live-tweet, mock, poke fun at, and dissect the Democratic primary debate on Tuesday. Though many Twitter users were looking forward to seeing what Trump had to say, Huckabee's feed proved more entertaining. "I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador! #DemDebate," he tweeted at one point. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images; AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

3. Lamar Odom found unconscious at brothel — Odom, former NBA star and the estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian, was found unresponsive at Nevada's Love Ranch Tuesday with "virtually every drug imaginable" in his system. The 35-year-old, who has a history of substance abuse, is reportedly on life support at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and is likely to have suffered brain damage. (Phil McCarten/Reuters)

4. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
— After a 15-month inquiry, a five-nation investigative team led by Dutch authorities said Tuesday that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was definitively downed by a Russian-made missile. The cause of the July 17, 2014 incident, which killed all 298 people aboard, was identified in part by a distinctive shrapnel pattern found in the cockpit near where the missile hit the Boeing 777. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

5. Leaked docs expose drone program — The Intercept published an eight-part series this week detailing the government's top-secret drone assassination program in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, reportedly show that drones carry out targeted killings and also contribute to the deaths of innocent civilians. (theintercept.com/drone-papers/)

6. Planned Parenthood will no longer accept payment for tissue donations — After a series of undercover videos sparked national debate over Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting fetal tissue, the organization announced Tuesday it will no longer accept reimbursement for expenses related to donating aborted fetal tissue to medical research. In this September photo, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. Cecile Richards testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

7. Obama halts troop withdrawal — In a reversal on his pledge to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 2017, Obama said Thursday he will keep nearly 10,000 troops there throughout most of 2016, with 5,500 remaining by the time he leaves office. (Ron Sachs-Pool via Getty Images)

8. Trump, Carson threaten to boycott CNBC debate — Donald Trump and Ben Carson, the two leading GOP frontrunners, threatened on Thursday to boycott a third Republican debate because of the length and CNBC's insistence on no opening or closing statements. The candidates and the network reportedly later reached an agreement on a two-hour debate and other terms, according to a Trump tweet on Friday morning. The third debate will be held on Oct. 28 at the University of Colorado-Boulder. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)   

9. Palestinian-Israeli conflict— An Israeli soldier runs to help another who was just stabbed by a Palestinian, seen on the ground holding a knife, during clashes in Hebron, West Bank, on Friday. The Palestinian man wearing a yellow "press" vest and a T-shirt identifying him as journalist stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday before being shot dead by troops, the latest in a monthlong spate of attacks. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

10. Obama bans pork in prisons — The federal Bureau of Prisons reversed their decision to ban pork in all 122 facilities on Friday after outcry from the pork industry. The ban was first announced earlier this week and was attributed to prisoners' food preferences, but many criticized it as another pro-Muslim move by Obama. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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