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Chicago to sue DOJ over sanctuary city funding threat

Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take Department of Justice to court against a federal immigration crackdown.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Double standard decried as Minnesota mosque bombed

Social media users slam purported double standard of media and government as Muslim worshippers targeted in US state.

Minnesota mosque

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Venezuela 'crushes military rebellion' near Valencia

Senior ruling party official says situation under control at Paramacay military base as authorities arrest seven.

Valencia

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Minnesota mosque bombed during morning prayers

FBI launches investigation after bomb attack at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center damaged imam's office.

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Venezuela opposition: Institutions 'taken hostage'

Opposition calls for more protests after chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega sacked by new controversial assembly.

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Brazil troops launch anti-crime operations in Rio slums

Thousands of soldiers raid Rio de Janeiro favelas in bid to stop gangs behind a surge in robberies of commercial trucks.

Brazil troops

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US submits official withdrawal from Paris climate pact

US will still attend UN climate change meetings during the withdrawal process, expected to take at least three years.

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Constituent Assembly votes to remove Luisa Ortega

New legislative body sacks dissident chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega hours after troops block entrance to her office.

dissident attorney general, Luisa Ortega

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Jeff Sessions promises crackdown on leaks in the US

Justice department says it will review how journalists are subpoenaed after a wave of leaks since Trump took office.

US Attorney General Jeff Session

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Ex-Blackwater guard to face new trial for shooting

Three-judge panel orders new trial of Nicholas Slatten for his role in 2007 Baghdad shooting that left 14 Iraqis dead.

Nicholas Slatten

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