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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto listen to a reporter's question during a joint statement at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City on Aug. 31, 2016.
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Trump Tones It Down

Donald Trump used a hastily arranged visit to Mexico City to heap praise upon the Mexican-American community he has so far failed to woo during a presidential campaign that began with claims that the country was sending rapists and criminals into the U.S.

Impeachment Trial For Dilma Rousseff Continues In Brasilia

Brazil's Senate Votes to Remove President Rousseff

Brazil's Senate voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's most powerful economy and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race to spending

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Legion Convention August 31, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Clinton Turns an Old Attack on Obama Against Trump

In an unlikely twist, Hillary Clinton has turned an old Republican attack on President Obama against her rival Donald Trump, arguing that he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism in a speech to the American Legion

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An Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Serious Promise

Treating Alzheimer’s likely won’t ever be an easy or simple thing. But in a paper published in the journal Nature, scientists from a biotech company report the most encouraging results so far for one drug that could play a key role

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Inside the Turkish Military’s Civil War

As Turkey's coup d'etat unfolded in July, generals didn't know what was going on and had no contact with commanders. Many had to make intelligent guesses on what to do and how to escape rebel generals

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Obama: Conservation More Important Than Ever

President Obama said global conservation efforts are more important than ever during a speech at the 2016 Lake Tahoe Summit. “The overwhelming body of scientific evidence shows us that climate change is caused by human activity,” he said

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Earth's Oldest Fossils Discovered in Greenland

Scientists have found the oldest physical evidence for life on earth in the fossils of Greenland rocks that are 3.7 billion years old. The discovery indicates that life on other planets was possible, researchers said

Hurricanes Madeline and Lester over Pacific Ocean

Hawaii Braces for Hurricane Madeline

Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals as Hurricane Madeline churned ahead

A view of the US Department of State is seen on July 31,2014.

U.S. Seeks Return of 3 Americans Killed in Syria

Federal officials are trying to fly back the bodies of Americans who were reportedly killed in Syria, the U.S. State Department said after reports of three Americans being killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces

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Stranger Things Renewed for a Second Season

Netflix has revealed the summer hit Stranger Things will return in 2017 with nine episodes. If you’re doing your Stranger Things math, that’s one more chapter than the first installment

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A U.S. Woman Has Been Charged With Spying in China

Chinese authorities have charged an American woman with espionage, after holding her since March last year. The news comes just days before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in China for the G-20 summit

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First Scheduled Flight Between U.S. and Cuba Lands

The first scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century lands, starting a new chapter in the Obama administration's bid to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe