FILE - Colombia National Police Chief Rodolfo Palomino walks on seized packages of cocaine displayed for a press briefing in Cartagena, April 10, 2014. U.S. and Colombian authorities have issued warrants for 29 suspects accused of smuggling cocaine.

US Seeks to Break Up Drug Ring

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Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona, on Capitol Hill, Jan 28, 2015.

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ban on Americans Traveling to Cuba

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A paramedic holds the hands of a newborn as his colleague attends to the baby's mother, who'd been evacuated from a hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City after a gas explosion, Jan. 29, 2015. The mother gave birth in the ambulance.

At Mexican Hospital, Rescuers Search for Blast Victims

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FILE - A blindfolded man suspected of passing on military information to the Syrian government waits to be interrogated after being arrested by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, inside an FSA-run prison in Aleppo.

HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide

New Human Rights Watch report cites Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Israel and the United States among nations using security concerns to justify rights violations More

Rolando Jimenez, a spokesman for LGBT rights group Movilh, holds a champagne bottle and celebrates with group members after the Chilean Congress passed a bill recognizing civil unions in Valparaiso, Chile, Jan. 28, 2015.

Chilean MPs Approve Measure Allowing Civil Unions

Bill will give many legal rights afforded to married couples to about two million more Chileans - mostly unmarried heterosexuals but also gay couples More

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Until now, the government had said only that the students were almost certainly murdered after clashing that night with corrupt police officers

Twin Chicago Traffickers-Turned-Informants Sentenced

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