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  • Striking construction workers and security personnel clashed Monday at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Summer Games.
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  • The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged during a storm.
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  • A brother and sister from Utah were indicted this week by federal prosecutors on charges of illegally importing a rare boa constrictor from Brazil.
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utah, brazil, national/world
  • Army troops have been deployed in Espirito Santo state to help distribute food, water and medicine to victims of the floods and mudslides that have punished southeastern Brazil for more than 10 days, killing at least 39 people.
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  • Workers have walked off the job at the World Cup stadium in Brazil's jungle city of Manaus after a worker fell 115 feet to his death.
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  • Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, killing two workers.
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  • Supermodel Linda Evangelista, actress Goldie Hawn and designer Kenneth Cole lent their star power to a glitzy charity dinner and auction.
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  • A 3-year-old girl was killed and 13 people injured when a water duct ruptured Tuesday in a poor suburb of western Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Pope Francis celebrated the first public Mass of his initial international foreign journey as pontiff on Wednesday.
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  • The mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday took place because his driver made a wrong turn.
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  • Pope Francis wants to ignite the passion of Roman Catholics for their faith while on his first international trip, and the boisterous, sometimes frenzied welcome he got on his first day in Rio seemed to fill those hopes.
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  • Pope Francis returned Monday to the warm embrace of Latin America, landing in Brazil to begin his first international trip as pontiff.
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  • Edward Snowden has very sensitive "blueprints" detailing how the National Security Agency operates.
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russia, brazil, national/world
  • This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. The Guardian identified Snowden as a source for its reports on intelligence programs after he asked the newspaper to do so on Sunday. (AP Photo/The Guardian)
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  • Police in rural Brazil have detained one man and were seeking two others in the slaying of a soccer referee.
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  • A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.
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  • The Brazilian newspaper O Globo is reporting that a doctor in Sao Paulo was arrested after being caught in the act of using fake fingers made of silicone and imprinted with real finger prints to defraud a hospital's biometric punch-in clock.
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  • The Brazilian newspaper O Globo is reporting that a doctor in Sao Paulo was arrested after being caught in the act of using fake fingers made of silicone and imprinted with real finger prints to defraud a hospital's biometric punch-in clock.
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brazil, hospitals, money, bizarre bazaar
  • A state forensics department has raised the death toll from a nightclub fire in Brazil to 234 people.
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  • Brazilian police officials said Monday they've made three detentions and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a blaze that ripped through a nightclub in southern Brazil over the weekend, killing more than 230 people.
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  • A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured.
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  • Firefighters work to douse a fire at the Kiss Club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Firefighters say that the death toll from a fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil has risen to 180. Officials say the fire broke out at the club while a band was performing. At least 200 people were also injured. (AP Photo/Agencia RBS)
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  • A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother's home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday.
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  • Brazil car into building
  • Click play to see dramatic video after a car launched right into the second floor of this a building.
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  • Police say they arrested a woman carrying more than 4 pounds of cocaine stashed inside a fake pregnant belly strapped around her waist.
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brazil, drugs, national/world
  • Britain's Prince Harry will visit Brazil in March to support his charities there and help enhance U.K.-Brazil ties.
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  • A court has ordered a Brazilian man to pay $6,500 for saying "I don't" to his former fiancee.
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brazil, weddings, bizarre bazaar
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  • A 14-year-old girl has told police she was held and raped for four days by inmates after being taken inside a men's prison in northern Brazil.
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rape, brazil, national/world
  • Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe Monday night, smoothly handling an interview question about what physical trait she would change if could, while wearing a strapless cream-colored gown.
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brazil, national/world
  • An overcrowded prison in northeastern Brazil has added a new layer of security against escapes: two geese.
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  • Ariel, a paralyzed male lion whose fight to walk again became the focus of an Internet fundraising campaign and captured wide media attention in Brazil, died Wednesday, his owner said.
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  • An 11-year-old boy in Brazil's northeastern city of Mossoro is drawing attention with his purportedly magnet-like qualities.
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  • Trending Videos, June 29
  • A video asking what you're listening to, a UFO mothership over London, and actor Jim Carrey shooting his fans are among the today's top trenders.
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  • A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died Tuesday, just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to a woman in the United States.
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  • Brazilian police say a thief cut off and stole a woman's long hair while she waited at a bus stop.
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  • The New Jersey man who spent years trying to regain custody of his son from his former in-laws says his son hasn't asked to return to Brazil.
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  • Videos, photos and written documents left by the man who shot to death 12 public school students were released Friday, and reveal an angry, delusional character whose rambling messages parallel in part those left by the Virginia Tech student who killed 32 people in 2007.
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  • Grieving families gathered Friday to bury 12 children gunned down in the halls of their elementary school, an unheard-of act of school violence left stunned Brazilians struggling for answers.
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  • Air France flight wreckage
  • French officials say that specialists could start pulling up bodies and wreckage from an Air France plane from the Atlantic Ocean floor within a month.
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  • President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday, saying Moammar Gadhafi's continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from US and UK ships and subs, hitting 20 targets.
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  • It lacks the urgency of a nuclear crisis in Japan, or fighting in Libya or the threat of a government shutdown at home. But President Barack Obama embarks Friday on a trip to Latin America that many in the hemisphere consider long overdue and that the White House believes will help restore U.S. influence in the region.
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  • Colombian singer Shakira and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are pledging to improve the welfare of children in Brazil.
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  • Colombian singer Shakira and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are pledging to improve the welfare of children in Brazil.
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  • Glitz, skin and celebrities are everywhere as Brazil erupts into its annual carnival celebration.
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  • After floodwaters receded from her home, a Brazilian woman was shocked to find a most unwelcome house guest: a 5-foot alligator lying tamely in the living room as her 3-year-old son petted the reptile's head.
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brazil, flooding, wildlife preservation, animals
  • Rio de Janeiro's world-famed Carnival went up in flames Monday for thousands of people who spent nearly a year preparing for the spectacular event.
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  • A funeral home in Brazil is broadcasting its services live over the Internet, giving some of the millions of Brazilians living abroad the chance to say a final goodbye to their loved ones.
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  • Animals and Oddities
  • An endangered spotted jaguar rescued from poachers is one of the stars of a soon-to-released feature film shot in the Brazilian Amazon, officials said Thursday.
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