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New security measures bring long lines at Brazil airports
New, stricter security checks were implemented in Brazilian airports Monday, stalling travelers and delaying flights less than three weeks before Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympics.
 
Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Get your Portuguese ready
If English is the language of world commerce, Brazil hasn't gotten the memo -- only a small fraction of its 200 million people have a basic proficiency. Fluency is also rare for other languages such as German, French and even Spanish, despite Brazil being bordered by seven Spanish-speaking countries.
 
The former Marine who killed three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers identified with a growing movement that originated among white supremacists and whose adherents believe they're immune to most state and federal laws, including paying taxes and getting driver's licenses.
 
Trump tells fractious convention 'we're going to win!'
Donald Trump tried to put the Republican convention back on track following a rank-and-file revolt Monday, telling party delegates "we're going to win" the White House.
 
Ex-US Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge police officers
An ex-US Marine and Iraq war veteran shot and killed three Baton Rouge cops on Sunday, in an act reminiscent of slayings in Dallas to avenge African-Americans killed by police.
 
Friends, family mourn slain Baton Rouge officers
Just days before he was shot and killed Sunday morning, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said Sunday.
 
A city on the rebound, Cleveland shines as RNC opens
As an American city, Cleveland has suffered its share of distressing jokes -- the river famously caught fire, after all. But the urban center is undergoing unprecedented revival that is transforming downtown, and this week's Republican National Convention is the feather in this Ohio city's cap.
 
Taylor Swift defends herself in latest salvo in Kanye battle
It's Taylor vs. Kanye, part 242, with a dash of Kim Kardashian. West's famous wife stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "Famous," in which he rapped: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous."
 
New, man-made hills on NYC island offer spectacular views
Four new hills built on New York City's Governors Island offer sweeping views of the Statute of Liberty, unique places to hike and climb, and massive slides that dwarf those found on any playground.
 
'Fresh Prince' star Tatyana Ali marries college professor
Actress Tatyana Ali has married Stanford professor Vaughn Rasberry.
 
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