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Brazil slum raids leave 12 dead

Hundreds of police agents swooped in on drug gangs in two Rio de Janeiro shantytowns, setting off gunbattles that killed 12 people, including an officer and a 4-year-old boy, officials said. About 400 police officers, including members of elite units, entered the sprawling Coreia and Senador Camara slums on Wednesday to search for weapons and serve arrest warrants, said a police spokesman who declined to be identified according to department policy. Full Story

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