President Obama delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence on January 5, 2016 at the White House. Less than a month earlier, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people in San Bernadino.

President Barack Obama delivers a statement Jan. 5 at the White House on his executive actions to reduce gun violence. Less than a month earlier, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif.

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A Black Lives Matter protester is kept out of the main ballroom during a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Capitol Hilton on Jan. 20. Earlier that month, the city of Flint, Mich., declared a state of emergency because of ongoing lead pollution problems in the city’s water supply.

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Martin Shkreli, the former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals, refuses to make any comments during a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing Feb. 4 on prescription drug prices. “On the advice of counsel, I invoke my Fifth Amendment,” Shkreli told incensed committee members. Shkreli gained notoriety when as CEO of his company he raised the price of Daraprim, an antiparasitic drug, from $13.50 to $750.

President Barack Obama meets Virginia McLaurin, a 106-year-old D.C. resident, for Black History Month. “I thought I would never live to get in the White House. And I tell you, I am so happy,” said an energetic McLaurin. “A black president! A black wife! And I’m here to celebrate black history. Yeah, that’s what I’m here for.”

Pallbearers carry Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s flag-covered casket out of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate…