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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today's Images

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam signs autographs for fans following practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Clean-air rules assailed by both sides
Sierra Club volunteer Alex Burke organizes signs to hand out near the local Environmental Protection Agency offices Tuesday in Denver on the first of two days of public hearings on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030. (Brennan Linsley ~ Associated Press)
Study: 35 percent in U.S. face debt collectors
A Visa credit card is tendered at a Superdry store in New York's Times Square. More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to an Urban Institute study. (Richard Drew ~ Associated Press)
Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
Employees of an extermination company check for rats Tuesday in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Rats have scurried on the grass of the museum's gardens during the day. (Francois Mori ~ Associated Press)
Israel targets Gaza power plant
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday. Israel fired tank shells that knocked out the Gaza Strip's only power plant and was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza's 1.7 million people. (Hatem Moussa ~ Associated Press)
Court blocks Mississippi abortion law
Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, right, leads abortion opponents in prayer on the sidewalk April 2013 in front of the Jackson Women's Health Organization Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. (Rogelio V. Solis ~ Associated Press)
Poll: Immigration worries rise with tide of kids
Demonstrators with signs on an Indianapolis overpass protest July 18 against people who immigrate illegally. (Darron Cummings ~ Associated Press)
Hawaii health care faces threat from federal program
Tom Matsuda, interim executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector, the state’s health insurance exchange, speaks at a board meeting June 20 in Honolulu.
Audrey McAvoy
Associated Press
Cardinals drop opener of series with Padres
San Diego Padres' Yangervis Solarte is safe at home as St. Louis Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski, left, can't handle the errant throw in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in San Diego. Solarte scored on hit by Jedd Gyorko. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Drones find a landing pad in SEMO farm research
Dr. Indi Braden, associate professor of agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University, demonstrates a drone Tuesday with Dr. Mike Aide, chairman of the university's agriculture department, at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center near Gordonville. (Fred Lynch)
Drones find a landing pad in SEMO farm research
A drone is demonstrated over a soybean field Tuesday at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center near Gordonville. (Fred Lynch)
Safe Harbor seeks donations for stuff-a-truck event
Diana, a 2 year old Beagle/Collie mix walks the grounds at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (GLENN LANDBERG)
Safe Harbor seeks donations for stuff-a-truck event
Five week old, Juniper sits in an enclosure, July 29, 2014 at the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Jackson. (GLENN LANDBERG)