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Photo of the week: A pedestrian crosses the street shielded from a rainstorm with an umbrella, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP)

Photo of the week: A pedestrian crosses the street shielded from a rainstorm with an umbrella, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP)

Racist remarks, a botched execution, deadly storms and more. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

 

Outrage and an NBA banning of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling followed the release of an audio recording—allegedly of the owner—telling his girlfriend not to appear in public with African Americans:

 

In Oklahoma, the botched execution of convicted murder Clayton Lockett sparked controversy and a call for a statewide review of Oklahoma’s lethal injections. Speaking with NPR, David Autry, the lawyer for Lockett, said such things can’t occur in a country with the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishments:

 

Yesterday in Washington, releasing a new report on sexual assault on college campuses, Vice President Joe Biden was introduced by a young woman named Madeleine Smith, a graduate of Harvard University who was raped on campus:

 

This week, two Nigerian women from the town of Chibok – where 200 girls were abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram two weeks ago – travelled to the capital Abuja to call for action against Boko Haram. Speaking with the BBC, one woman broke down in tears, claiming that her government was not doing enough:

 

Thirty nine died in tornado and downpour this week. A tornado roared over this woman’s house in Mayflower, Arkansas:

 

Over the weekend, Speaker of the House John Boehner mocked his Republican colleagues’ position on immigration reformed legislation at a town hall in Ohio:

 

On Sunday, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII were canonized by Pope Francis in Rome:

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