A surfer escapes a wall of water at the Wedge jetty in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, where thousands of spectators lined the beach to watch 25-foot-high waves generated by Hurricane Marie off Mexico's Pacific coast. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Michael Brown protest
Activists rally outside the Justice Department in Washington to call on the attorney general to help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Mo., as well as an overhaul of U.S. law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MBR)
Lindsey Averill, of Boca Raton, Fla., is working with filmmaker Viridiana Lieberman in New York to produce "Fattitude," a documentary to promote acceptance of overweight people. (Mark Randall/Sun Sentinel/MCT)
Beach forest home
The boathouse, holding a kayak, features garage doors on either side and a porch for the hot tub, which can be enclosed. "We kind of thought of it as a shotgun garage," says architect Susan Stoltz. (Benjamin Benschneider/Seattle Times/MCT)
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is greeted by legislators during a joint meeting on the Assembly chambers on Tuesday at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/MCT)
Neal Sheridan, 22, a member of the Omaha tribe who lives in Macy, Neb., was in his regalia during the annual Potawatami Powwow on Saturday, June 14, in Mayetta, Kan. Native Americans are taking a stand against cultural misappropriation of aspects such as their headdresses. (Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon (4) begins to celebrate after hitting a two-run home run during the ninth inning for a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)
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Mary Sanchez. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the nation. For readers, Anglo and Hispanic, it is important that newspapers offer clear insights as America deals with, absorbs or fights this demographic shift. Columnist Mary Sanchez does just that. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Sanchez seeks to inform, not inflame issues.
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