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Is mining to blame for the drought in Bolivia?

Environmentalists claim the country's ongoing drought exposes the negative impacts of the mining industry.

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Trump taps climate change denier to head EPA

Critics worry that Trump's cabinet choices signal environmental harm and crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

Donald Trump

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Trial to begin of US man who killed black churchgoers

Prosecutors seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, who killed nine black people at a South Carolina church in 2015.

Dylann Roof

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Time magazine names Donald Trump Person of the Year

President-elect given title for defying expectations and rewriting rules of politics, magazine's managing editor says.

Donald Trump

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Mistrial in South Carolina police killing of black man

Prosecutors plan to retry police officer Michael Slager, who is also facing civil charges over Walter Scott's killing.

Michael Slager

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Sioux leader urges Dakota pipeline protesters to leave

Some protesters are skeptical of government's decision to refuse permission for controversial oil pipeline project.

veterans

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Pizzagate: Man opens fire in Washington restaurant

Man fires shots inside popular DC restaurant after arriving to self-investigate the "pizzagate" conspiracy theory.

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Standing Rock: Army denies Dakota pipeline permit

Victory for Native Americans and climate activists who had been protesting against the $3.8bn project.

Standing Rock

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Death toll in California warehouse fire rises to 30

Oakland warehouse gutted by blaze during a rave party as rescue officials say search on to retrieve those still missing.

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US colleges move to protect undocumented students

Eyeing Trump's policies, several universities take on "sanctuary" status to shield immigrant students from deportation.

University of New Mexico

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