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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally on Oct. 24, 2016 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
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Mass Protest in Venezuela Demanding Ouster of President

Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on the heels of a decision by congress to open a trial against President Nicolas Maduro. A police officer was shot and killed, and two others injured, under unclear circumstances

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Presser

U.S. and Britain Pledge to Deploy Forces to Eastern Europe

NATO allies including the U.S., Britain and Canada pledged to deploy forces in Eastern Europe amid escalating tensions with Russia. Britain announced it would send fighter jets to Romania in 2017, while the U.S. promised tanks, artillery and 900 troops

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France Says 'the Jungle' Refugee Camp Is Empty

The grim camp known as "the jungle," a symbol of Europe's failure to come to grips with its crisis over asylum seekers, has gone. French authorities declared they had cleared out the camp after residents were bused away

Donald Trump rally in Sanford, Fla.

Trump Looks Beyond Election

Donald Trump is still running for president. But he is also doing a lot of other things. The candidate left the campaign trail at a critical time to promote his new D.C. hotel, one of many times he's used the campaign spotlight for self-promotion


Buildings Crumble as Twin Quakes Rattle Central Italy

A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people

Wild bull elk

First Elk Spotted in South Carolina Since 1700s

A wild elk has been spotted in South Carolina for the first time in 275 years, officials say. The bull elk was likely kicked out of a re-established herd by dominant males in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee

South Africa Saving Species Poachers and Rangers

Wildlife Populations Have Dropped 58% in 40 Years

Global populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles plummeted 58% since 1970, according to the latest Living Planet Report published by WWF. If trends continue the world could be on track to lose more than two-thirds of wildlife by 2020

File photo of Jutting, a British banker charged with two counts of murder, sitting in the back row of a prison bus as he arrives at the Eastern Law Courts in Hong Kong

Prosecution Rests Its Case in British Banker Trial

The prosecution rested its case in the Hong Kong trial of Rurik Jutting — the former British banker charged with the murder of two Indonesian women at his apartment two years ago. Jutting has pleaded not guilty to murder but admitted manslaughter