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A Brazil court reopens the case of a rainforest park larger than New York City

RIO DE JANEIRO — After declaring the decision final, a state court backpedaled Monday and reopened a lawsuit that invalidates a protected area in Brazil's Amazon. The judicial reversal is a setback for a cattle rancher dubbed the rainforest's worst perpetrator.

The Mato Grosso state prosecutors' office announced it was the reopening, saying the state's upper court failed to notify the office of its decision, as it is required in lawsuits that involve the public interest. The state's upper court confirmed the reversal to The Associated Press.


With Trump's backing, Michels wins the Wisconsin GOP primary for governor

About a day after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and resort, his pick for Wisconsin governor has won the Republican primary, according to a race call by The Associated Press.

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Mystery at Mar-a-Lago: What were FBI agents looking for and what are the consequences?

Monday's FBI raid on the home of former President Donald Trump — including his safe, according to Trump — has raised eyebrows and questions about what the search could indicate about a possible criminal investigation into the former president and those around him.

The raid concerned presidential records that Trump removed from the White House when he left office in January 2021, according to Christina Bobb, an attorney representing Trump.


Voters cast their ballots in Kenyan presidential election with low turnout

Kenyans headed to the polls on Tuesday in a presidential election pitting a veteran opposition leader against the sitting deputy president.

In a twist, outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who isn't running for reelection, threw his support behind his longtime rival, Raila Odinga, instead of his own deputy, William Ruto.


With supplies low, FDA authorizes plan to stretch limited monkeypox vaccine doses

Updated August 9, 2022 at 7:22 PM ET

With the monkeypox vaccine still in short supply, the Biden administration is changing how the vaccine is administered in order to stretch its limited number of doses.

On Tuesday afternoon, federal health officials announced their decision to allow the JYNNEOS vaccine to be administered between layers of skin — what's known as an intradermal injection — rather than into the fat as is currently done.

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An Albuquerque man was charged with killing 2 Muslim men, suspected of killing 2 more

Updated August 9, 2022 at 6:41 PM ET

A 51-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing two Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and authorities said he is suspected in the slayings of two others whose deaths sparked fear in Muslim communities nationwide.

Officials announced the man's arrest a day after he was taken into custody.

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Backers turn up at Mar-a-Lago to show support for Donald Trump after FBI raid

PALM BEACH, Fla. — A day after the FBI executed a search warrant and removed documents from Mar-a-Lago, supporters gathered Tuesday near former President Donald Trump's Florida residence. On Monday, in the hours after Trump revealed that federal agents had conducted what he called a "raid" of the private club where he lives part-time, supporters began gathering on the causeway linking Palm Beach with the mainland. Some stayed overnight in RV's or trucks.


A raging fire at a Cuban oil facility worsens the island's energy crisis

HAVANA — Flames engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba on Tuesday as the raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis.


A grand jury declined to indict a woman whose accusations set off Emmett Till killing

Updated August 9, 2022 at 4:55 PM ET

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement.


It's primary day in Vermont. Why do voters there choose a governor every 2 years?

Tuesday, there are primaries for governor in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont. Three of those states, like the other 48, hold elections for governor every four years. But Republican Gov. Phil Scott, in Vermont, is running for his fourth term after first being elected in 2016.

There are several reasons why Vermont and New Hampshire are the last two states to keep a two-year term. There's a sense with some voters that they want the opportunity to review how a governor is doing every two years.