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Clashes grip Brazil prison where 26 killed

Riots between gangs at the Alcacuz Penitentiary followed a series of deadly bursts of violence in Brazilian prisons.

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Supreme Court hears case of Muslims detained after 9/11

Supreme Court weighs case by Muslims to decide whether men alleging religious discrimination had right to sue officials.

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Obama: 'Moment may be passing' for two-state solution

Barack Obama's last news conference as US leader focuses on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia and Chelsea Manning.

Barack Obama

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Republicans: Reducing Manning's sentence 'outrageous'

Republicans say Obama's decision to shorten Chelsea Manning's sentence is a mistake that sets a dangerous precedent.

Chelsea Manning

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Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's widow charged

Noor Salman accused of misleading police and aiding Omar Mateen in run-up to last year's massacre at Pulse nightclub.

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Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

US army whistleblower is one of 209 inmates whose sentences outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted.

Chelsea Manning

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Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot

President Michel Temer says he is following developments after fresh outbreak of violence at overcrowded facility.

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Trump: Cut sanctions on Russia for nuclear arms deal

Incoming US president says weapons should be reduced, weeks after joining Putin in call for nuclear expansion.

Donald Trump

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US policy change leaves Cuban migrants stranded

"Wet foot, dry foot" policy that created a path to legal residency for thousands of Cubans was abruptly ended.

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Federal probe finds pattern of abuse by Chicago Police

Chicago police routinely violated the civil rights of people, the US justice department says in a report.

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