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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, debate mediator Ricardo Boechat, center, stands with Brazil's presidential candidates before the start of a debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ahead of October elections. From left are Alvaro Dias of Podemos Party, Cabo Daciolo of Patriota Party, Geraldo Alckmin of the Social Democratic Party, Marina Silva of the Sustainability Network Party, Jair Bolsonaro of the National Social Liberal Party, Guilherme Boulos of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Henrique Meirelles of the Democratic Movement Party, and Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labor Party. General elections are set for October. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

A look at the leading candidates for Brazil's presidency

- Associated Press

With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil's presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls:

In this Aug. 18, 2018 photo, a statue of a young migrant traveling to the U.S. is reflected in a shop mirror, on the central square in Intipuca, El Salvador. The hero statue is in the town's main plaza, Parque Los Emigrantes, or Immigrants Park, and carries a backpack. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Salvadoran town deeply rooted in DC unfazed by US politics

- Associated Press

In a quiet, cobblestoned town near the Pacific coast of El Salvador, residents are unfazed by the fact that the Trump Administration is seeking to lock up families indefinitely and ending temporary protected status for people from their country. They're still going north.

Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

- Associated Press

Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator.

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

- Associated Press

A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.

Today in History

- Associated Press

Today in History

El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi celebrate a toast at a signing ceremony to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between El Salvador and China at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

Associated Press

Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage.

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

- Associated Press

A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina's flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as "Silent Sam" as a symbol of racist heritage.