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So what can be done to stop these wildfires ravaging the Amazon? That is a question that's being asked by everyone from world leaders to protesters on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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Earlier this month, Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, authorities say, in federal prison as he faced criminal charges alleging sex trafficking of underage girls.

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Jazz singer Billie Holiday brought emotion to every note she sang.

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BILLIE HOLIDAY: (Singing) Crazy in love, I'd say.

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Let's go to a place that's not on any map - Cross River, Md. It lives in the imagination of writer Rion Amilcar Scott and on the pages of his books. His new collection of short stories is called "The World Doesn't Require You." Amilcar Scott says Cross River was born out of the country's only successful slave revolt. His stories jump around in time and shift perspective. Scott told me he wanted to explore a fictional place - but not in any way he'd seen before.

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It's been three weeks since Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, resigned following protests against his administration.

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Some welcome news today for disabled veterans with student loan debt - President Trump announced an executive order forgiving all federal student loan debt for vets who are permanently and totally disabled.

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When you stand in the center of Plaza del Congreso in downtown Buenos Aires, looking at the dome of Argentina's Capitol building, there's an imposing grey ghost of a building just to the right. It's a deteriorating art nouveau masterpiece: the Edificio del Molino, closed for decades, and now in the middle of a multi-year restoration.

The restorers opened it to the public for just a few hours recently, and a crowd started lining up on the sidewalk hours early, two and three abreast. When the doors finally opened, the line stretched almost three blocks.

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Movie: 'Blinded By The Light'

Aug 18, 2019

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Barbershop: Jay-Z Partners With NFL

Aug 17, 2019

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The trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of the year dropped this week.

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SAOIRSE RONAN: (As Jo) I'm working on a novel. It is a story of my life and my sisters.

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