Trump picks hardliner Bolton to replace McMaster as national security adviser

FILE PHOTO — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (L) speaks in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. February 24, 2017, and White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster joins the daily briefing in Washington, U.S. July 31, 2017, in this combination photograph. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts, Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Shadow of Kobe Bryant hangs over first Lakers game since his death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant’s former team the Los Angeles Lakers will make an emotional return to the court on Friday for the first time since his death earlier this week in a helicopter crash that shook basketball fans in the city and worldwide.

Trump pushes out Shulkin at VA, nominates Jackson as replacement

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the signing of an executive order entitled “Supporting our Veterans during their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life” in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

Memphis workers reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. assassination 50 years later

Jerry Coleman (R), a forklift operator by day, takes pictures while he films a scene for his Youtube movie “All Lives Matter” with his friends at the Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., March 26, 2018. Coleman was improvising a scene about what MLK might have thought of the violence on the streets today. “We really want to know what he would think if he was still around. He could be anything, he could be the president right now, we don’t know. Whatever’s going on in Memphis, I’m on a positive tip. I grew up in a neighbourhood with lots of things going on, but that’s not going to stop me from having fun.” REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst