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The Latest: DOJ says 6 states, NYC, cheat citizens by suingA Justice Department spokesman says six states and New York City cheat law-abiding citizens by suing the federal government over immigration enforcement policies
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6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policySix states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds
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The Latest: DOJ says 6 states, NYC cheat citizens by suingA Justice Department spokesman says six states and New York City cheat law-abiding citizens by suing the federal government over immigration enforcement policies
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Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measlesBrazil's Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela
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Friends and family carry the coffin with the body of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. Tensions in Nicaragua erupted this spring after the government announced cuts to social security but then widened into a call for President Daniel Ortega to leave power. The crisis has left around 270 dead and more than 2,000 wounded as forces loyal to the government crack down on opponents. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
OAS condemns human rights abuses in NicaraguaThe Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since massive protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April
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Mexico president-elect gives "blank check" for peaceMexico's future interior secretary says President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given her "a blank check" to seek ways to pacify the violence-wracked country
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jose Ortiz will take over Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority on July 23, 2018, the company's second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with leadership issues, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who have remained in the dark since Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
Puerto Rico's power company sees 3rd CEO in 2 weeksPuerto Rico's governor named a new CEO on Wednesday to lead the U.S. territory's power company, which has now seen three top executives in two weeks
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Colombia: Number of Venezuelan migrants continues to riseThe number of Venezuelans fleeing into neighboring Colombia continues to rise, with over 50,000 arriving in less than a month
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Sandinista militias stand guard at a torn down barricade after police and pro-government militias stormed the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  Heavily armed police and militias laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Cristibal Venegas)
Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic cityNicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians lay siege and retook a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government
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Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crashA finding by a Mexican airline that pilot error was to blame for a deadly passenger jet crash in May was dismissed as premature Tuesday by the Cuban authorities charged with determining the cause of the accident
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Lottery scam kingpin's property forfeited; will aid victimsCash and jewelry seized from a Jamaican man accused of masterminding a large lottery scam in the U.S. will be liquidated and the proceeds doled out to victims under a federal judge's order
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Mother of Brazilian soccer star rescued from kidnappersPolice in Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul say the mother of a famous soccer star has been rescued from kidnappers
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In this July 12, 2018 photo, Alicia Galicia, left, holds a sign as she waits for Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador outside the headquarters at the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Alicia and others residents on Atenco, arrived to deliver a letter to the President Elect to ask him to stand against the construction of a new Mexico City airport. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or smallEach morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd outside white, two-story offices of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in hopes he can help with everything from pensions to clemency for a jailed loved one or even offer a job
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FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, a supporter of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves a banner decorated with an image depicting da Silva and message that reads in Portuguese: "Free Lula," in front of the Federal Police Department where he is serving jail time, in Curitiba, Brazil. A Brazilian appeals court judge ordered Da Silva released from jail on July 8, 2018, but another judge has asked the police to hold off on the order. (AP Photo/Denis Ferreira Netto, File)
Brazil's Lula is in jail but never far from the headlinesBrazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has not faded from the headlines during three months in jail
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US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrantsThe United States is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis
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