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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, workers on tractors harvest soybeans in Campo Novo do Parecis, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Human Rights Watch released a report on Friday, July 20, 2018 saying Brazil is one of the largest consumers of pesticides in the world and that the nation isn’t doing enough to protect people from the hazardous products. (AP Photo/Maurilio Cheli, File)
July 20, 2018 - 5:05 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged the Brazilian government Friday to establish buffer zones nationwide when pesticides are sprayed and reduce the use of highly toxic products. The group said in a report that Brazil is one of the largest consumers of pesticides in the world and it often uses...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, after returning from Andrews Air Force Base, where they paid their respects to the family of fallen U.S. Secret Service special agent Nole Edward Remagen who suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online. The first lady made the short trip to Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center in Washington as part of a nationwide child well-being campaign she...
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrives to the Juan Pablo II plaza to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Nicaragua marked anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza, despite an ongoing political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega used Thursday's 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church as allies of "coup...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Trump administration said Thursday, July 19, that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 19, 2018 - 9:32 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. The Justice Department reaffirmed in a court filing that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, John Miano of Destin, Fla., holds a monarch butterfly on his fingertip as he waits for the newly tagged insect to take flight during the Panhandle Butterfly House's Monarch Madness festival in Navarre, Fla. The Trump administration is proposing changes to the government's endangered species program that wildlife advocates say could make it harder to protect monarchs. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP, File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018, image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents. A federal grand jury on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, indicted several people in Texas connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver of an SUV crash last month that killed five of 14 people inside. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old man indicted in an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme was under federal supervision when he led authorities in Texas on a high-speed chase and crashed an SUV, killing five of the 14 people inside, according to court records. Federal prosecutors said the driver, Jorge...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress...
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July 19, 2018 - 6:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers. MinnPost reported Thursday that the Democrat's former legislative director, Jim Swiderski, was allowed to leave the...
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July 19, 2018 - 2:08 pm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018 file photo, visitors view the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, R.I. The house where Parks sought refuge in Detroit after fleeing the South will be auctioned on July 26 in New York, with a minimum bid of $1 million. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 19, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where civil rights icon Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is scheduled for auction next week with a minimum bid of $1 million. Auctioneer Guernsey's plans to put the house up for auction July 26 in New York City, and has set a pre-...
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