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Argentina, in a stinging repudiation of outgoing leftist President Cristina Kirchner, elected a pro-market government president to take the helm of Latin America's third-biggest economy
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Key provisions of the US Patriot Act expired early June 1 after the Senate failed to prevent their lapse, plunging US national security efforts into potential disarray as the country faces persistent extremist threats.
GUATEMALA CITY - Reuters
Thousands gathered in the main square of Guatemala's capital on May 30 to protest against corruption after a wave of graft scandals prompted a Cabinet shake-up and the resignation of the vice president.
GENEVA - The Associated Press
US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash May 31, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating ISIL
Washington - Agence France-Presse
The United States dropped Cuba from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism on May 29, removing yet another hurdle as the two countries seek to restore diplomatic ties frozen for five decades.
WASHINGTON - Reuters
US police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on May 30.
SANTIAGO - Agence France-Presse
Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting May 28 against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.
CARACAS, Venezuela - The Associated Press
Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country May 30 in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Reuters
President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on May 25 for fallen American forces
DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO - Reuters
Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on May 30, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 23 people during the week and prompted US President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state.
MEXICO CITY – Agence France-Presse
A tornado ripped into a town in northern Mexico on May 25, killing at least 13 people and flattening hundreds of homes in a deadly six-second blast of carnage, officials said.
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