Manhattan, New York Carlos Barria/Reuters
Both U.S Presidential nominees are seen standing for the National Anthem during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
Melania, what are you looking at?
–Jeremy Binckes, cover editor
Beijing, China Ng Han Guan/AP
A child engages a robotic dog at Beijing's World Robotic Conference
Robot pets are still a thing apparently. To showcase China's advancements in robotics, exhibitors displayed robot dogs at the World Robot Conference in Beijing Friday. In the near future, the world power hopes to rely on robots in manufacturing and the service industries. Inventing a robot dog that Sony already perfected in the early 2000s (AIBO series) was a good use of time
–Taylor Link, editorial intern
Bucharest, Romania Andreea Alexandru/AP
Two stray dogs peer through a fence in Romania, where the stray dog population is a staggering 60 thousand
"we are not the problem, you are..."
–Chauncey DeVega, politics writer
Miami, Florida Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
President Barack Obama shakes hands with a little girl at the Clinton-Kaine campaign rally
For as much talk of 2016 being a change election, it sure does look like Mr. Hope & Change is proving a powerful asset for down-ballot Democrats who ran away from him in 2014. It was announced Friday that President Obama will appear in campaign ads for at least seven Senate candidates while his favorability hovers in the mid-50s.
–Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor