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Brazil detains suspected ISIS sympathizer ahead of Olympic Games

Brazil has used a new anti-terror law to make another detention on grounds that the suspect was an Islamic State sympathizer. His lawyer denied any such connection and said no specific allegations had been made. But the arrest adds to security concerns, with the start of the Olympic Games just days away.

World

Does Latin America represent danger for U.S. – or opportunity?

Democrats’ and Republicans’ positions on Latin America, as defined by their party platforms, reflect the gap between conservative and liberal views about our neighbors to the south – major economic partners – but also incorporate few concrete initiatives they want the next president to pursue in the region.

World

No single explanation for recent surge of mass killings

Some of the attacks, such as the coordinated assault on multiple targets in Paris last November, were elaborately planned operations by Islamic State adherents. However, they may have contributed to some of the other attacks by troubled individuals with no established ties to the militant group.

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Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest

The biggest attraction in the temporary New York museum is a large pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fake candy. Posted rules say: “make a wish,” “dip at your own risk” and “Caution: May cause spontaneous happiness.”

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Out of jail on charges of attacking flight attendant, he gets engaged

A Lexington, Ky., chef will be in court Aug. 1, accused of drunkenly attacking flight attendants while his American Airlines flight taxied to the gate in Charlotte. Michael Kerr is charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense. His Facebook page says he got engaged the day he got out of the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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Dallas mourns fallen officers a day after shooting

Residents pay their respects at a makeshift memorial at the Dallas Police Department headquarters in honor of the five officers who were killed in an ambush­style attack overnight.
(Brittany Peterson / McClatchy)
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Dallas mourns fallen officers a day after shooting

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World War II vet remembers Pearl Harbor

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10-year-old recites Declaration of Independence from memory

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