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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware. The new reserve, called Alto ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro's "The Power Broker.""It had a profound effect on me," says Weisbrod ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge summoned him for a parole violation hearing.Federal prosecutors say Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino met up with fellow mobsters during his ...more

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.A lawyer for Giudice filed a letter with a judge in Newark this week, asking for a ...more

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley.Mrs. Obama urged supporters at the University of Iowa to vote at a ...more

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Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.Subprime loans were distributed in the rural ...more

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BENTON, Calif. (AP) — Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains.But proving what these dogs know isn't easy."If only Buster c ...more

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By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A political consultant hired for the failed 2012 campaign of Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for a U.S. Senate seat pleaded guilty on Tuesday to siphoning off about $1.8 million in campaign ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges.His lawyers and prosecutors agreed Tuesday to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in Suffolk ...more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is reminding leaders of cities and towns that he kept his promise nearly four years ago and didn't cut state aid to balance the budget.The Democrat is in a close re-election battle against ...more