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Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

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Sao Paulo, Aug 5 (AP) - The Workers' Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country's top job in October's election.
Delegates of the left-leaning party confirmed da Silva, who served two terms as Brazil's president between 2003 and 2010, with enthusiastic approval at a convention in Sao Paulo.
The former president is likely to be barred by Brazil's electoral court, though.
Since April, the former president has been jailed on...
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Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

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Lewis Center, Aug 5 (AP)- Embracing his breakneck return to campaign politics, President Donald Trump on Saturday argued that Republicans needed to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on him-self.
In a raucous rally in a sweltering gymnasium north of Columbus, Ohio, Trump...
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Wildfire destroys 500 structures, nearly levels community

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Redding, Jul 28 (AP) - In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes re-main.
The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people's lives still smoldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved through Shasta County like a freight...
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UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

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London, Jul 28 (AP) - The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and elec-tion campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia.
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Return of possible remains by N Korea boosts diplomacy

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Washington, July 28 (AP) - President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for "ful-filling a promise" to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a U.S. military plane made a rare trip into North Korea to retrieve 55 cases said to contain remains.
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