Divided America

Associated Press staff

“Freedom of speech, it’s just being used to say whatever mean, harmful, violent thing you can. ... That’s not what it’s for. You also have the freedom to lift them up and to hold them up and edify them.”

Lauren Boebert

Rifle, Colo.

Venezuela undone

Hannah Dreier

“But the truth is, the courts, the police, they don’t work. It’s not the way things should be, but it fell to us to protect an old man from a thug.”

Francisco Agro

Caracas, Venezuela

Witness to an assassination: AP photographer captures attack

Burhan Ozbilici

Witness to an assassination

Magic memories: Prince's warmth and wit shone in private

Nekesa Moody

“It sounds like freedom, and there is a joy to it now,” he said of his music-making process.

Islamic State: A savage legacy

Associated Press staff

Islamic State Buried Thousands in 72 Mass Graves

Worst mass shooting in US history: 50 slain at gay nightclub

Mike Schneider

“You ever seen how Marine guys hold big weapons, shooting from left to right? That’s how he was shooting at people. My first thought was, oh my God, I’m going to die.”

Jon Alamo

Orlando, Fla.

Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome

The Associated Press staff

2016 Summer Games

Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

Kathy Gannon

“We gave a girl in this family for a girl in their family. That is our right.”

Wazir Ahmed

Jampur, Pakistan

Global terrorism made local via UGC

The Associated Press staff

Around the world

AP Exclusive: Assad blames US for collapse of Syria truce

Ian Phillips and Zeina Karam

Assad: Airstrike On Syrian Troops Intentional

Racial tension between police and the policed

The Associated Press staff

Police and the policed

AP photo triggers internal investigation of Kenyan police

AP Images team

Kenyan police are under investigation because of an AP photo

Politics of pain

Claire Galofaro

“It consumes me. If you were working an armed robbery, eventually you’re going to be able to figure it out. There’s not an answer out there for this.”

Jim Johnson

Huntington, W.Va.

Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90 in Cuba

Michael Weissenstein and Peter Orsi

Fidel Castro clip reel

Watchdog: EPA delayed for 7 months in Flint water crisis

Matthew Daly

“What happened in Flint was the result of failure of government at all levels.”

Anna Heaton

Washington