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Costumed patients from the Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute wait for the start of their Carnival parade, coined in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Patients, their relatives and institute workers held their parade one day before the official start of Carnival. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 24, 2017 - 4:57 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers all over Brazil were getting Carnival celebrations started Friday, taking to the streets to dance samba, drink beer and other spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal. In Rio, home to the...
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February 24, 2017 - 12:41 am
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a longtime civil rights activist, has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley. Officials at the private liberal arts school say the Georgia Democrat will receive an honorary...
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