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In Venezuela, Supreme Court Takes Over Congress

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Venezuela In Political Crisis After Supreme Court Takes Over Legislature

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Venezuelan National Assembly President Julio Borges rips up a Supreme Court ruling allowing magistrates to take over congressional duties, during a news conference at the National Assembly in Caracas on Thursday. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Takes Over Opposition-Controlled Congress

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A family member holds twins Eloisa (left) and Eloa, both 8 months old and born with microcephaly, during a Christmas gathering. The mother of the twins, Raquel, who lives in Brazil, said she contracted Zika during her pregnancy. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Nayarit state Attorney General Edgar Veytia was arrested on drug trafficking charges at the U.S.-Mexico border this week. Here, the Nayarit state attorney general's headquarters is seen in Tepic, Mexico. Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela, at her home in Riverton, Utah, in July 2016. "Eventually," she says, "he'll come home and we'll be able to go back to our normal lives. And I can stop crying every night." Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

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In Chile, Landowner Makes The Largest Private Donation Of Land To A Government

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Jose, a member of the Tsimane group who's 75 years old, stands in the plantain field he planted in Bolivia's Amazon rain forest. Matthieu Paley/National Geographic hide caption

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Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?

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Brazilians are prolific meat-eaters, so they are struggling with allegations that health officials accepted bribes to allow subpar meat on the market. Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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