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Oklahoma state Governor Mary Fallin vetoed legislation that would have effectively outlawed abortion in the state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, saying the measure vague and would not withstand a legal challenge.
 
Peru's tight presidential race took a surprise turn Friday when prosecutors confirmed they've opened a preliminary investigation against front-runner Keiko Fujimori and her American husband for money laundering.
 
Brazil firefight
A police officer patrols past residents during a police operation at Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 20. A heavy firefight between law enforcement and drug trafficking gangs raged for hours in Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, sowing panic among residents. Rocinha is among Rio's so-called pacified slums, with a police presence.
 
The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.
 
Trump helps Christie pay off campaign debt
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, delivered a thank-you gift Thursday to the man who arguably risked the most to endorse him: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
 
Injured ballerina Munaretto works her way back to the stage
Ballerina Lucila Munaretto refused to accept what her doctors told her after a rollerblading accident left her with serious brain and spine injuries -- that she might never dance again.
 
Zika strain from Americas outbreak spreads in Africa for first time: WHO
The Zika virus strain linked to surging cases of neurological disorders and birth defects in Latin America has now been found in Africa, health officials said Friday, as the first fatality on French territory was reported on the Caribbean island of Martinique.
 
Morley Safer, veteran '60 Minutes' correspondent, dies at 84
During a visit last Friday with a frail Morley Safer, Tom Brokaw exchanged memories with him about fellow journalists Ben Bradlee, Don Hewitt and others who had died.
 
Hillary Clinton on Thursday blasted her likely general election rival Donald Trump as a threat to U.S. democracy and declared him unqualified to be president, unleashing some of her toughest criticism yet of the Republican presumptive nominee.
 
Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
 
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