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The world mourned a legend, Hillary Clinton made history, and Donald Trump got grief from both sides of the aisle.
Here's a look back at those stories and the week's other top news — in the form of five charts:
1. Thousands Celebrate Muhammad Ali's Life
A funeral for Muhammad Ali on Thursday drew thousands of admirers to the boxer's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it. Ali, a three-time heavyweight champion known for his showmanship, political activism and devotion to humanitarian causes, died last Friday of septic shock in an Arizona hospital. He was 74. Ali and his family planned his funeral for 10 years, making sure it would honor his Muslim faith while also adapting to the demands of Western media-driven culture. He was due to be buried on Friday, after a funeral procession and before one final goodbye when thousands more will gather for an interfaith service.
2. Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination
Hillary Clinton shattered an elusive glass ceiling Tuesday night, making history by clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to lead a national ticket of a major political party. But Bernie Sanders has so far refused to concede the race. And on Thursday, President Barack Obama formally endorsed Clinton in a video. "I know how hard this job can be. That's why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," he says in the video, which was tweeted by Clinton's official Twitter account.
3. Eyes on the General Election: Democrats Team Up to Stop Trump
Top figures in the Democratic Party pummeled Donald Trump Thursday as they publicly coalesced around Hillary Clinton for the first time in her push for the White House. The three-pronged attack from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren came on the same day the former and latter formally endorsed Clinton. The fiercest attack came from Warren, who excoriated Trump as "a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself" and warned of a "full-scale assault on the integrity of the federal judiciary and its judges." Obama, meanwhile, said he was "worried about the Republican Party" and that running the country "is not reality TV."
4. Ex-Stanford Swimmer's Jail Term Decried as Too Lenient
A six-month jail term for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus after both attended a fraternity party is being decried as a slap on the wrist. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced 20-year-old Brock Turner to six months in county jail and three years' probation after the woman who was assaulted read the court an emotional statement that has gone viral. Turner must also complete a sex offender management program and register as a convicted sex offender for the rest of his life. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday joined the massive public response to the case, penning an open letter to the survivor in which he praised her courage for speaking publicly against her attacker and the way she was treated by the justice system.
5. Four Israelis Dead in Tel Aviv Shopping Mall Attack
Four Israelis were reported killed and several others were wounded Wednesday night in a gun attack in an Israeli shopping mall, police said. Two attackers, whom police described as relatives in their 20s from the Hebron area, were captured. The attack took place at the Sarona Market, a popular indoor/outdoor culinary market in central Tel Aviv that draws crowds of shoppers and diners, officials said. The mall is near national military headquarters.