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CONGRESS-IRAN NUCLEAR

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal see growing momentum on their side in the U.S. Senate, raising the possibility they'll be able to block a disapproval resolution and protect President Barack Obama from having to use his veto pen. By Erica Werner.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-OBAMA BIDEN

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. By Julie Pace.

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PRESIDENTIAL RACE-BUSH

McALLEN, Texas -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush -- on his own visit to the Mexican border -- denounces party front-runner Donald Trump's immigration plan as unrealistic and expensive. By Sergio Bustos.

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VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA BORDER

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan security forces have deported hundreds of Colombians as part of a security offensive along the border that is ratcheting up tensions between the two neighbors. By Joshua Goodman.

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GUATEMALA-CORRUPTION

GUATEMALA CITY -- Prosecutors in Guatemala allege that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of a customs corruption scandal that forced her from office and has shaken the government of President Otto Perez Molina.

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE:

PFIZER-HOSPIRA-APPROVAL

NEW YORK -- Drugmaker Pfizer says it's received the final regulatory approvals for its $15.23 billion purchase of the injectable drug and infusion device maker Hospira, and says the deal will close in early September.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

MEXICO-MARIACHI TEMPLE-PHOTO GALLERY

MEXICO CITY -- The singer pumps the room full of his baritone voice and trumpets cry out in Salon Tenampa. Located on Mexico City's famed Garibaldi Square, the restaurant is celebrating its 90th year as a mariachi temple. By Tim Patterson.

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BOOKS-THURBER PRIZE

NEW YORK -- Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too. Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.

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Updated : 2021-09-28 22:29 GMT+08:00