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El Salvador credits U.S. for drop in homicides there

One of the most violent nations in the world credited the United States with helping improve security and cut homicides by 50 percent this year. The president of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, shared the progress with Vice President Joe Biden at a Sept. 23 security and migration forum with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala at the Inter-American Development Bank.

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AP PHOTOS: These animals are more than meets the eye

An elephant? Look again. Artist Johannes Stoetter paints on human bodies to create images of endangered and other animals. He unveiled his elephant painting Monday at a global wildlife conference. The plight of Africa's elephants is a key issue at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, which goes through Oct. 5. Also unveiled was an elephant sculpture by Daniel Jansen van Vuuren. Wildlife groups say poachers kill up to 30,000 elephants across the continent each year in pursuit of ivory. Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are pushing to sell their ivory stockpiles for millions of dollars, but they are opposed by about 30 African nations that want to tighten an international ban on the ivory trade.

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Surveillance footage from the night U.S. swimmers allege they were robbed in Rio

Brazilian authorities allege that Ryan Lochte and three other Team USA swimmers got into a fight with a gas station employee the night that they say they were robbed at gunpoint. Brazilian authorities say they tried to cover up the fight with the robbery story.
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Surveillance footage from the night U.S. swimmers allege they were robbed in Rio 3:26

Surveillance footage from the night U.S. swimmers allege they were robbed in Rio

NATO Secretary General’s statement on the outcome of the British referendum on the EU 1:24

NATO Secretary General’s statement on the outcome of the British referendum on the EU

Off-duty airmen in South Korea help save family from burning building 1:04

Off-duty airmen in South Korea help save family from burning building

Terror in Brussels 2:36

Terror in Brussels