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European Parliament Follows US Lead In Recognizing Venezuelan Opposition Leader As Interim President

The European Parliament voted Thursday to recognize the Venezuelan opposition leader as the country’s legitimate interim president, following the steps of the United States, Canada and several other Latin American countries. Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself president Jan. 23 in the capital city of Caracas amid nationwide protests demanding Socialist President Nicolas Maduro step down after years of ...

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Howard Schultz Starts His 2020 Attack And It’s Not Aimed At Trump

Self-proclaimed “lifelong Democrat” and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has launched an unexpected entrance into a potential 2020 presidential run, taking aim, intentionally or not, at several Democratic policies and candidates. Many in the Democratic Party are already worried an Independent candidate in 2020 will split votes in favor of President Donald Trump, and many of Schultz’s latest remarks may ...

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Half Of America Doesn’t Have Confidence Mueller’s Report Will Be Fair

The majority of Americans support congressional Democrats’ calls to investigate President Donald Trump’s past communication and financial ties with Russia, but half of them lack confidence that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will be fair and even-handed. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday showed that 50 percent of Americans surveyed don’t believe Mueller’s probe, which is currently investigating Russian ...

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Pro-Maduro Groups Killed At Least 20 People In Two Days Amid Political Turmoil

Venezuelan security forces and pro-government armed groups killed at least 20 people and wounded many others between Wednesday and Thursday amid a tumultuous week politically for the Socialist Latin American country. The United Nations human rights office condemned the violence by forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro Friday, calling on all sides to “defuse the increasingly incendiary atmosphere” as Maduro’s ...

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Venezuela’s Maduro Closing US Embassy, Consulates After Cutting Ties With U.S.

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday plans to close the United States embassy as well as all the U.S. consulates in an apparent retaliation to U.S. President Donald Trump’s endorsement of the Venezuelan opposition leader as the legitimate president. Maduro made the announcement in a Thursday speech, according to Reuters, and added that he agreed with Mexico and Uruguay that ...

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Europe Orders Italy To Pay Amanda Knox $20K In Damages

The European Court of Human Rights ordered Italy Thursday to pay Amanda Knox roughly $20,000 in damages regarding her conviction for the 2007 murder of her British roommate while the two were studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. The court unanimously found Thursday that there had been several procedural violations in the case of Knox v. Italy, namely the police’s failure to ...

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Nurse Arrested For Impregnating Woman In Long-Time Vegetative State

Police have arrested a nurse at the Hacienda Healthcare facility in Phoenix, Arizona, for allegedly raping a woman in a vegetative state. The woman, 29, gave birth Dec. 29 after staff at the long-term nursing facility called 9-11 upon realizing the woman, who has been incapacitated since she was 3 years old, was pregnant. Phoenix police announced Wednesday the arrest of ...

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Drunk Guy Takes Over Plane, Tries To Fly It To Afghanistan

Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee was on alert Tuesday after a passenger amid a Moscow-bound flight attempted to hijack the plane and threatened to divert it to Afghanistan. The flight made an emergency landing in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk where police detained a drunken, bluffing man, CBC News reported. The passenger, who claimed he was armed but was not, attempted to ...

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Israel Defense Forces Troll Iran On Twitter After Dropping Bombs On Iranian Targets In Syria

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took to Twitter Monday to take a jab at Iran’s presence in Syria after it carried out a strike against Iranian targets in the region, which Israel claims was in response to an Iranian rocket fired at the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a map of the Middle ...

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400 Migrants Overwhelmed US Border In Yuma Sector During Week-Long Period

Nearly 400 migrants traveled underground Monday through a series of tunnels built by smugglers before turning themselves in to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in what appears to be the largest single group of migrants ever attempting to seek asylum. Smugglers dug a series of seven holes just a few feet beneath the steel border near San Luis, Arizona, ABC ...

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Michael Cohen Asked Tech Firm To Manipulate Drudge Report Poll

Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen reportedly asked a technology company for assistance in manipulating online polls in favor of Trump, including one in conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report. Cohen asked RedFinch Solutions in 2014 to write a computer script that would repeatedly vote for or cast Trump in a positive light ahead of the 2016 presidential election, ...

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State Department Calls Employees Back To Work, Says It’s Making Funds Available To Pay Them

State Department employees are being called back into work amid the government shutdown and were told Thursday that they will be paid, unlike hundreds of thousands of federal workers currently working without pay. “Recognizing the increasing hardship to employees caused by the ongoing lapse in appropriations, the Department is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries,” ...

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ISIS Kills US Troops In Syria

American troops are among those killed in a Wednesday suicide bombing in northern Syria, according to a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time,” the coalition ...

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Two 22-Year-Old Female Officers Shot And Killed Within Two Days

Two female rookie police officers have been shot and killed in the past two days, police confirm. Police in Shreveport, Louisiana, confirmed Thursday that a 22-year-old officer, identified as Chateri Payne, was shot and killed outside a home as she was leaving for the night shift, KALB reported. Payne had graduated from the academy on Nov. 16, and was dressed ...

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‘We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton:’ Pentagon Plans Syria Withdrawal

National Security Advisor John Bolton appeared to contradict the White House Sunday when he said that the United States withdrawal from Syria would not be immediate, but the Pentagon announced Thursday that without receiving any new direction, they’re moving forward with the mission. “Timetables or the timing of the withdrawal occurs as a result of the fulfillment of the conditions and ...

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