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U.S. presidential nominee Trump and Mexico's President Pena Nieto arrive for a press conference in Mexico City
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'Open and Constructive'

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said his meeting with Donald Trump underscores their countries’ shared interests. Peña Nieto told reporters his meeting with the Republican nominee at the president’s official residence in Mexico City was “open and constructive”

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 holds a rally with Vice President Joe Biden at Riverfront Sports athletic facility on August 15, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

America’s Opinion of Hillary Clinton Hits Record Low

Hillary Clinton's reputation among Americans has hit rock bottom, according to a new survey. A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that 56% of Americans view Clinton unfavorably, while 41% have a favorable impression of the Democrat stock health brain

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

APTOPIX Turkey Military Coup

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

Photograph of Stromatolites

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

Drai's LIVE Kicks Off 2016 With Performance By Resident Artist Chris Brown At Drai's Nightclub In Las Vegas

Chris Brown Has Been Bailed Out of Jail

Los Angeles County jail records show Chris Brown was released after posting $250,000. He was arrested hours earlier on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman called for help from a gathering at his home

Stranger Things

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

Chinese flag overlooking cityscape, Shanghai, China

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


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