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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

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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

March Against Femicide and Gender Violence in Sao Paulo

It Could Take 83 Years to Close the Gender Gap: Study

It may take 83 years to see the gender gap in health, education, economics and politics completely close, according to research released in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2016, which surveyed 144 countries

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives to speak during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Slapped with Contempt Charge

A sheriff in Arizona controversial for his hardline approach to immigration enforcement has been officially charged with criminal contempt-of-court for failing to end immigration patrols in the state despite a judge’s orders