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Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro celebrate in front of his residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The far-right congressman took a commanding lead in the race for Brazil's presidency, as voters apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 28, 2018 - 9:44 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that he would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after...
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New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker exits the stage after speaking at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
October 28, 2018 - 6:06 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A day after the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey declared Sunday during a visit with New Hampshire Democrats that "we are in a moral moment in America." Booker told a crowd of young Democratic activists at the University of New Hampshire...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Dallas. Three years ago, criminal charges against Paxton appeared to put his political future in peril. But the Republican enters November's midterm elections favored to win a second a term while remaining under indictment. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 27, 2018 - 4:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three years ago, criminal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to put his political future in peril. He is still under indictment, having pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of securities fraud. But now the Republican is favored to win a second term in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a campaign rally in Brasilia's Ceilandia neighborhood, Brazil. Few people in Brazil other than Bolsonaro’s most ardent supporters believed the far-right congressman had more than an outside shot of winning the Oct. 28, 2018 presidential race to lead Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
October 27, 2018 - 9:42 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As recently as two months ago, few people in Brazil other than Jair Bolsonaro's most ardent supporters believed the far-right congressman had more than an outside shot of winning the race to lead Latin America's largest nation. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had...
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Aktivist attend a protest march against the plans to clearing and grubbing the Hambach Forest for an open-pit lignite mine, near the city of Dueren, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2018. The second sentence on the poster reads: 'Humbi stay'. (David Young/dpa via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in western Germany are demonstrating against a large strip coal mine that wants to expand into an ancient forest, with some activists occupying a coal excavator at the site. The Hambach mine has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2000 file photo, former Yugoslav army chief of staff General Nebojsa Pavkovic, left, and General Vladimir Lazarevic, right, attend a military exercise, near the eastern Serbian town of Pirot, Serbia. A rights group has sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books written by Nebojsa Pavkovic and Vladimir Lazarevic, two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 said the move amounted to open state support for the war criminals. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
October 27, 2018 - 7:31 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A rights group on Saturday sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books that include the war memories of two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in an open...
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October 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say government forces have shelled rebel-held villages in the country's northwest, inflicting casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday's shelling is the most serious violation of a truce reached by Turkey and Russia last...
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October 26, 2018 - 2:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — A knife-wielding assailant injured 14 children at a kindergarten in the western Chinese city of Chongqing on Friday morning, police reported. The attacker, a 39-year-old woman, was taken in custody and no motive for the assault was immediately publicized. The report posted on the...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 24, 2018 - 8:56 pm
MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Wisconsin (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's trying to be nice as he criticizes Sen. Tammy Baldwin at a Wisconsin rally following a series of attempted bombings on high-profile Democratic...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The government of Moon formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him "self-righteous" and "subservient" to the North. Some experts say President...
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