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Residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima burn tires and belongings of Venezuelan immigrants, after an attack on their makeshift camps. ISAC DANTES/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan Refugees Face Violence And Closed Borders As They Try To Flee

Over the weekend an angry mob attacked Venezuelan migrant camps in a Brazilian town near the border. Ecuador has declared a state of emergency, and closed its borders to those without passports.

A kilogram, or just over 2 pounds, of tomatoes sits next to the 5 million "strong" bolivars needed to buy the bunch at an informal market in a low-income neighborhood of Venezuela's capital, Caracas. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters hide caption

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Venezuela, Racked With Hyperinflation, Rolls Out New Banknotes

The country is responding to its currency's alarmingly rapid devaluation with an unlikely solution — by devaluing it further. But many economists are not impressed.

John Brennan is shown speaking here at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., in 2016, when he was serving as CIA director. Brennan says he's considering a legal challenge to President Trump's decision to revoke his security clearance. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Another Wave Of Ex-National Security Officials Criticizes Trump

For the third time in recent days, former national security officials have signed a letter objecting to the president's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.

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Asia Argento Reportedly Paid Off An Accuser Of Her Own

Argento has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape. According to documents leaked to The New York Times, she also paid $380,000 to a man who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17.

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Taliban Answers Afghanistan's Cease-Fire Offer With Ambush, Abductions

Since a brief truce in June, attacks by the militant group have left hundreds of people dead. President Ashraf Ghani is angling for a new peace deal, but the Taliban hasn't taken him up on it.

Miriam Davoudvandi, 26, is one of many Germans who took to Twitter to share her experiences of racism starting as early as elementary school. Davoudvandi's teachers doubted her language abilities. Today she is the editor-in-chief of a hip-hop magazine and is fluent in five languages. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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Minorities In Germany Are Sounding Off Against Racism With #MeTwo Hashtag

After a German soccer player of Turkish descent was criticized during the World Cup, other minorities in Germany have been speaking out about racism.

Minorities In Germany Are Sounding Off Against Racism With #MeTwo Hashtag

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Tourists take pictures of slogans on a wall in central Athens on Satuday. Greece's third and final bailout officially ends on Monday after years of hugely unpopular and stinging austerity measures. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Greece Emerges From International Bailout, But Will Be Closely Monitored For Years

After nine years of a debt crisis that spawned economic upheaval and austerity measures, Athens will regain a degree of control over its finances, but officials say it's not out of the woods yet.

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