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BC--Americas Digest

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PRESIDENTIAL RACE

COLUMBIA, South Carolina -- Hillary Clinton overwhelms Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary, drawing staggering support from the state's black Democrats and putting her in a strong position as the race barrels toward crucial multi-state contests on Tuesday. By Julie Pace and Lisa Lerer.

AP Photos, video.

ZIKA-PUERTO RICO

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Leilani Dominicci has all the typical worries of pregnant women plus a new one spreading across Puerto Rico: the fear she will become infected with the Zika virus and put her baby at risk. By Danica Coto.

AP Photos.

MEXICO-TRUMP

MEXICO CITY -- Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon joins his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world.

AP Photo.

SUPREME COURT-ABORTION

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court challenge to a Texas law that has dramatically reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state is the justices' most significant case on the hot-button issue in nearly a quarter-century. By Mark Sherman and Kim Chandler.

AP Photos.

BRAZIL-FILTHY WATER

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Activists alleging that decades of neglect and authorities' repeated failure to make good on cleanup promises have effectively killed one of Rio de Janeiro's most iconic waterways stage a symbolic burial of the Guanabara Bay, the sewage-filled waters where Olympic sailing competitions are to be held.

AP Photos.

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

BUFFETT LETTER

OMAHA, Nebraska -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the nation's economy is in better shape than the presidential candidates make it seem, though businesses like his still face challenges. By Josh Funk.

AP Photo.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

OSCARS-DIVERSITY SCREENWRITING

LOS ANGELES -- Screenwriter Alyson Fouse was working on a sequel for the "Bring It On" movie franchise when the studio asked for changes. "They wanted the black girl to be more ghetto, for want of a better word," Fouse recalled. By Lynn Elber.

AP Photo.


Updated : 2021-10-16 08:00 GMT+08:00