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KILLINGS BY POLICE-CHICAGO

CHICAGO -- Small groups of demonstrators gather again in Chicago to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, an incident captured on squad-car video that President Barack Obama called "deeply disturbing." By Don Babwin.

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UNITED STATES-REFUGEES

WASHINGTON -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration reminds state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. By Matthew Daly.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-BILL CLINTON

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has scheduled more than a dozen December events featuring the former president as her team prepares for an end-of-year finance deadline ahead of the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. By Ken Thomas.

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ARGENTINA-PRESIDENT'S FUTURE

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- When Argentines chose a new president over the weekend, many seemed more concerned about what would happen with the old one -- Cristina Fernandez, the polarizing leader constitutionally barred from running for a third consecutive term. By Peter Prengaman.

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BRAZIL-CORRUPTION

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian police arrest the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras. By Adriana Gomez Licon.

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HONDURAS-VIOLENCE

MEXICO CITY -- Two massacres that killed 15 people in less than 12 hours rock Honduras and leave the country's top police official in tears. By Alberto Arce.

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MEXICO-HUMAN RIGHTS

MEXICO CITY -- The government's human rights commission blames excessive use of force by federal police for six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person shot dead while he lying wounded on the ground and posing no threat. By Christopher Sullivan and Alberto Arce.

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BORDER CROSSINGS

SAN ANTONIO -- Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. By Seth Robbins.

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BRAZIL-DAM BURSTS

RIO DE JANEIRO -- It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister says.

BUSINESS:

VOLKSWAGEN-CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES -- California air quality regulators demand a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen emissions scandal widened.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

PAUL WALKER-LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES -- Paul Walker's father sues Porsche for negligence and wrongful death over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in lacked safety features that could have saved the actor's life. By Anthony McCartney.

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Updated : 2021-09-20 17:22 GMT+08:00