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Nicaragua unrest death toll rises before new protests

The toll from a crackdown on anti-government protests has risen to 264, as activists plan new rallies.

Nicaragua unrest

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Trump pardons ranchers whose case led to 41-day standoff with FBI

Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, were convicted in 2012 for setting fires that spread to government lands.

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Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court: What to know

The nomination sets up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as Trump seeks to shift the court further right.

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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Trump request for long-term detention of migrant children denied

Ruling comes as government says it will reunite only half of migrant children under five by Tuesday deadline.

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Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Nomination sets up confirmation battle with Democrats as Trump seeks to shift the court further to the right.

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Trump to make Supreme Court nomination: What you should know

US president says he has narrowed his list to four, with a final decision expected late on Monday.

Pro-abortion and anti-abortion rights activists

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Nicaragua's Ortega rules out elections as violence continues

Rights groups say raid by pro-government groups left at least 14 dead as more than two months of protests continue.

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Brazil: Appeals court orders ex-president Lula's release

The leftist politician has been in prison since April serving a 12-year sentence in a corruption case.

Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva

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US drops charges against all J20 anti-Trump defendants

Charges against last 39 people arrested over their alleged involvement in a Trump Inauguration Day rally were dismissed.

anti-Trump

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Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign

Trump says Scott Pruitt's deputy Andrew Wheeler would take over Monday as acting head of the agency.

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