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Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

US President Donald Trump denied enflaming racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not color.

Crime jumped 15% in biggest US cities last year: FBI

Violent crime jumped nearly 15 percent in America’s biggest cities last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday, amid an increase in murders in large cities ravaged by gangs.

Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve

The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.

Trump tweets about ‘destroyed’ Puerto Rico after criticism

President Donald Trump acknowledged late Monday that Puerto Rico was “in deep trouble,” after facing blistering criticism for focusing much of his attention on a bitter feud with NFL players instead of the devastated US territory.

Daunting challenges facing Angola’s new president

Angola’s incoming president Joao Lourenco faces a slew of challenges that include dwindling oil prices, rampant poverty, soaring unemployment and the long shadow cast by his predecessor and his family.
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