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Brazilian president wants to send army to contain Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro has previously described rainforest protections as an obstacle to economic development.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

The Supreme Court said there is no evidence of the disease remaining.

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Billionaire David Koch has died at 79

Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to conservative causes and educational groups, has died. He was 79.

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Lightning strikes kill 5, injure 100 in mountains of Poland, Slovakia

Four people were killed on the Polish side, including two children. Slovak authorities said one person died in their nation.

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Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

"So many people are so familiar with giraffes that they think they’re abundant ... but giraffes are critically endangered," said a Wildlife Conservation Society official.

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Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

The state attorneys general say phone companies will offer call-blocking tools free to all but traditional landline users.

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Pilot records video after plane crashes into California ocean: WATCH

David Lesh and a woman passenger spent about a half-hour in the water Tuesday after the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza went down in Half Moon Bay.

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Epstein’s will could make it hard for accusers to collect damages

The disgraced financier put over $577 million in assets into 1953 Trust.

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Trump’s fake accent angers Asian voters on the left

President Trump reportedly mocked the accents of South Korean and Japanese leaders at a fundraiser this month.

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March for Our Lives reveals gun control plan

The organization hopes to cut the number of gun-related deaths in half within ten years.

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Trump on trade war: “I am the chosen one”

The President stated that the United States was "winning" the trade war with China.

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4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University

The four students were shot outside a library that serves Clark Atlanta and other nearby historically black colleges.

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Would you give a kidney to a stranger?

Elmhurst native feels there’s not enough compassion in the world. So she did something about it.

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California high school students filmed giving Nazi salutes and singing Nazi war song

According to a statement issued Monday by the Garden Grove Unified School District, which oversees the school, the racist incident occurred in November.

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Bureau of Prisons chief removed after Epstein’s death

Attorney General William Barr announced Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment Monday. Hurwitz had served as the agency’s acting director since May 2018.

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NYPD fires officer for 2014 death of Eric Garner

Police Commissioner James O’Neill said it was clear that Officer Daniel Pantaleo "can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer."

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3 separate mass shooting plots stopped around the country, police say

Tips from the public aided in the three arrests, which occurred from Thursday and Friday in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio.

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Right-wing rally, counter protests largely peaceful in Portland

Over 1,000 far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland, but with a few minor exceptions, authorities said the event was peaceful overall.

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63 killed during bombing of Kabul wedding; Islamic State takes credit

The attack, which happened Sunday, comes as the U.S. and the Taliban appear to be within days of a deal on ending the war. Afghans are questioning just how safe they will be under the deal.

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Right-wing rally in Portland, Oregon, draws law enforcement, counter protesters

Right-wing groups, some of which have been deemed hate groups or have ties to white nationalists, will march, and anit-facist groups, known as antifa, have vowed to confront them.

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Medical examiner rules Jeffrey Epstein’s death as suicide by hanging

Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10. He was charged with sexually abusing numerous underage girls over several years.

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Deere lowers profit outlook, plans cost cuts

The tractor maker said the trade war with China is making farmers too anxious to spend.

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Trump tells man at New Hampshire rally to ‘go home, start exercising’

The person the president said had a "serious weight problem" ended up being an enthusiastic Trump supporter.

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Tyson Foods recalls potentially contaminated products

The recall affects nearly 39,100 pounds of fully cooked chicken patties.

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Trump has talked about buying Greenland, but the territory says it’s ‘not for sale’

It wouldn’t be the first time an American leader tried to buy the world’s largest island

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Man who lost partner in El Paso shooting invites world to her funeral

Antonio Basco felt so alone when 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart.

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Israel grants Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds

On Thursday, Israel had announced it was barring Tlaib and fellow Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar from entry.

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Man found guilty in murder of Ashton Kutcher’s friend, one other

The Chicago-area native was convicted of two murders and one attempted murder by a jury in Los Angeles.

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Trump continues to weigh Blagojevich commutation: ‘We’re looking at it. I feel very badly’

‘I floated it and I wanted to see where the Democrats stood where the Republicans stood,’ Trump said.

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Immigrant children need soap, edible food and sleep, according to panel

The three-judge panel said these amenities, among others, are "essential to the children’s safety," dismissing a Trump administration bid to limit what must be provided for detained immigrant children.

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Dayton shooter on drugs during attack

Connor Betts was found to have cocaine, alcohol and an antidepressant in his blood, according to the Montgomery County coroner.

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MSNBC reporter told to not dress “too Latina” by manager

Mariana Atencio was reportedly advised to "Think Ivanka Trump" by her manager.