All eyes were on Cleveland this week for the GOP Convention, which began two days after another attack on law enforcement.
Here's a look at those stories and the week's other top news — in charts:
1. Trump Officials Accepts Party's Nomination at GOP Convention
The GOP Convention in Cleveland definitely had the country riveted. On the first day of the convention, Trump's wife Melania Trump faced controversy after parts of her speech were found to be strikingly similar to a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. In a speech the following day, Sen. Ted Cruz caused his own stir when he didn't endorse Trump. And the week closed on a rather dismal note. Trump, in his nomination acceptance speech, painted a picture of America embroiled in lawlessness and corruption, which he said only he could fix.
2. State of Emergency Declared in Turkey After Failed Coup
Turkey's president on Wednesday declared a three-month state of emergency following a failed coup. Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in connection with the attempted coup. Nearly 10,000 people have been arrested while hundreds of schools have been closed in the crackdown. Erdogan believes U.S.-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen, was behind the unrest. Gulen denied any connection and said he thinks it's possible the Turkish government manufactured the coup to gain more power.
3. Three Officers Killed in Attack in Baton Rouge
Three police officers were killed and three others injured during an attack in Baton Rouge Sunday morning. The shooter was identified as Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri. Long had been in Baton Rouge for days before he carried out the attack. The officers were responding to a 911 call in Louisiana's capital city when they were gunned down in an apparent "ambush" around 9 a.m. local time. Long, a former Marine sergeant who served from 2005-2010, was fatally shot after the three police officers were killed and three others wounded.
4. Several Dead, Injured After Shots Fired at Munich Shopping Center
At least 8 people were dead or injured after shots rang out at a shopping center Friday evening in Munich, Germany, police said. Police were searching for up to 3 attackers, but said there was contradictory information. Munich police said they are acting on the premise it was a terror attack. Images and video on social media showed frenzied activity outside the Olympia Einkaufszentrum area. A major police operation, which included German special forces, was underway at the mall.
5. Will Russia be Banned From Rio Olympics Over Doping?
A total ban on Russian participation at the Summer Olympics in Rio moved a step closer Thursday when the country's track and field athletes lost a legal bid seeking the right to compete at next month's event. With only 15 days until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether the rest of its Olympic team will be taking part. Olympic chiefs on Tuesday barred Russian sports ministry officials and administrators implicated in a huge state-run doping program but delayed a ruling on whether to take the unprecedented step of blocking the entire Russian Olympic team.
On a Light Note: 'Weekend Update' Brings SNL to RNC
"Saturday Night Live" comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted a special edition of "Weekend Update," the show's popular parody news broadcast, live from the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The segment ended with an appearance by Kate McKinnon playing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Asked her thoughts about Christie as a potential future Supreme Court Justice, she joked: "Christie on the Supreme Court? Please, I'd rather have an empty chair than a broken chair!" Next week, Jost and Che will also host another special edition of "Weekend Update" from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.