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Argentine peso loses 30 % needed after controls lifted

People walk past a bureau de change which shows U.S. currency value in Buenos Aires on Dec. 17, 2015. (Eitan Abramovich/AFP)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina —?The Argentine peso lost Thirty percent of their value on Thursday following your new pro-business government scrapped the fx restrictions designed by its leftist predecessors.

At the close of trading within the first …

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Raising fears most recent crisis, unaccompanied children crossing US border in greater numbers again

Central American migrants wait to remain processed after turning themselves inside U.S. Border Patrol agents on Dec. 8, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images/AFP)

Unaccompanied minors are crossing the U.S. Southwest border in growing numbers again, sparking concerns that your new influx of kids may ultimately approach the degree that recently prompted the …

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US The federal government commutes sentences of 95 drug offenders

Clenesha Garland, 24, right, fights back tears within a visit with her mom Sharanda Jones at Carswell Federal Prison in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. C?U.S. President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 95 drug offenders Friday, a lot more than quantity range of commutations …

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What’s up, no WhatsApp? Brazilians peeved after service suspended

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SAO PAULO, Brazil?—?An incredible number of Brazilians aroused from sleep shocked and cranky Thursday following the popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging application was turned off for two main days using a judge’s order.

The service is wildly popular in Brazil as it would be free, and millions in South America’s largest country …