Ex-AP California capital reporter Steve Lawrence dead at 71

Steve Lawrence, who covered the California capital for The Associated Press for nearly four decades, has died at the age of 71
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Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido, issues dire warning if they don't
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Border Patrol arrests 290 migrants near port in New Mexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 290 Central Americans who entered the country illegally near a port of entry in a remote area of southwestern New Mexico
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More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

Two more women have accused Nobel laureate and Costa Rican ex-President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault agai
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Salmon farmer in Maine acquires Latin American shrimp firm

A major player in aquaculture that has facilities in Maine says it has completed acquisition of one of the largest premium shrimp farms in Latin America
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APNewsBreak: Detainee on hunger strike details force-feeding

Immigrants who have joined a hunger strike over conditions inside US detention facilities are being force-fed through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location.
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ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

Immigrants who have joined a hunger strike over conditions inside US detention facilities are being force-fed through plastic nasal tubes at a Texas location.
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AP Interview: El Salvador's leading candidate targets graft

A young businessman and former mayor of El Salvador's capital is the front-runner in Sunday's presidential election, appearing well positioned to break the hold
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With unrest at home, some Nicaraguans flee to the US

After an exodus to Costa Rica, Nicaraguans are streaming to the United States in search of asylum or temporary protection after months of political unrest and v
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Pope in Panama blasts corruption, walls, prays for Venezuela

Pope Francis is insisting that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently
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Crush of desperate migrant families seek asylum at border

President Donald Trump's push for a $5.7 billion wall is unlikely on its own to stop many of the thousands of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each mont
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Trump's wall alone unlikely to stop migrant families

President Donald Trump's push for a $5.7 billion wall is unlikely on its own to stop many of the thousands of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each mont
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Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall

President Donald Trump's push for a $5.7 billion wall is unlikely on its own to stop many of the thousands of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each mont
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Week 5: Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate

The Senate will vote on two competing proposals this week to end the partial government shutdown, but neither seems to have enough votes to advance
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Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

Senate to vote Thursday on competing bills proposing to end shutdown, albeit in very different ways
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Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

Senate sets up votes on dueling proposals to re-open shuttered federal agencies
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Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown

The Senate will push forward with two votes this week to end the government shutdown, but it's doubtful either will pass
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Trump proposal panned as workers face another lost paycheck

Senate Republicans are pressing ahead with a plan to reopen the government and finance President Donald Trump's long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
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Trump's shutdown proposal faces uncertain fate in Senate

President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government is headed for Senate action, but its fate is uncertain
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Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

Mothers, sisters, aunts who lost loved ones in Nicaragua repression unite to seek justice as Madres de Abril. They follow in footsteps of mothers throughout the
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Mothers of April: Relatives of the slain unite in Nicaragua

Mothers, sisters, aunts who lost loved ones in Nicaragua repression unite to seek justice as Madres de Abril. They follow in footsteps of mothers throughout the
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Trump's move to send Haitians home goes on trial in New York

A trial in New York over the Trump administration's move to cut off permission for thousands of Haitians to live in the U.S. has brought to light emails in whic
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Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minorities on 1st day in office

Brazil's newly installed president has issued orders targeting indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community in the first hours of his adminis
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Brazil's Bolsonaro assumes presidency, promises big changes

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro took office as Brazil's president Tuesday, promising to overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America's largest na
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