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Show It All: Charting the Week’s Top Stories

The week started with mourning for Dallas, Texas, and ended with mourning for Nice, France.

Here's a look at those stories and the week's other top news — in the form of five charts:

1. Nice Death Toll Rises as France Mourns

A truck plowed into pedestrians during Bastille Day celebrations in the popular French seaside city of Nice Thursday leaving 84 people — including 10 children — dead and 202 others wounded. Of the 52 people in critical condition, 25 remained on life support, said French prosecutor Francois Molins Friday. The 31-year-old driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had been detained in March and convicted of voluntary violence with a weapon, although the details of his arrest were not immediately released. But it was unclear whether Bouhlel, a Tunisian-born delivery man and married father living in Nice, had any ties to terrorist groups.

2. Trump Announces Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP Pick

It's official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump's running mate. Trump announced Friday in a tweet that he has selected the Indiana governor to run on the GOP ticket with him in the fall. The choice of Pence, who served as a congressman for 12 years before being elected governor of Indiana, is squarely aimed at assuaging the concerns of traditional conservatives who are still wary of Trump's inexperience and frequent lack of adherence to some traditional GOP policy proposals. Trump will hold a news conference to unveil the decision on Saturday morning.

3. Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, capping off a contentious presidential primary and solidifying the former secretary of state's hold on the Democratic Party. The endorsement came the day after NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll results showed Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey's recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server. But Clinton leads Trump in four of the most diverse presidential battleground states, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.

4. Theresa May Is New U.K. Prime Minister

Theresa May took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, tasked with steering the country through the Brexit crisis. The steely 59-year-old replaced David Cameron, who became the first political casualty of last month's referendum when he announced his intention to quit hours after the result. She is the second woman in the job, following in the steps of fellow Conservative Margaret Thatcher.

5. Obama to Dallas Mourners: 'We're Not as Divided as We Seem'

President Barack Obama, attending another service for victims of a mass shooting and trying to mend a country riven by distrust between citizens and police, paid tribute to five Dallas officers ambushed at a protest last week, saying their deaths should remind Americans of their common ideals. The funerals for the officers capped a tumultuous week in America and for race relations between police and African-American communities.

On a Light Note: Pokemon Go Is Biggest Mobile Game in U.S. History

Congratulations, dedicated Pokemon Go users. The augmented reality activity is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, according to a report from SurveyMonkey. As of Tuesday, Pokemon Go attracted just under 21 million daily active users in the United States. After three days of its release, Pokemon Go had attracted more users than Twitter, and rose to the top of the App Store's revenue charts.