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A kayaker paddles along Zephyr Cove, near the site of the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in south Lake Tahoe, Nev. President Obama said the environmental challenges of conservation and fighting climate change are inseparably linked.
Lilian Tintori, second row center, in white top, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, takes part in a demonstration in Caracas on Aug. 31. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Tuesday to jail opposition leaders if they incite violence during upcoming protests seeking a referendum on removing him from power.
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Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage, shown in June, has been widely criticized for repeatedly blaming Maine's drug trade on black and Hispanic people. After a lawmaker called his comments racially charged and unhelpful, LePage left him an obscene voicemail.