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Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on MaduroU.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent, with countries around the world disavowing his government.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 6:10 PM

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachersLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:38 PM

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUVThe Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 12:51 PM

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factions

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factionsLondon (AFP) - The British parliament is split into cross-party factions over the EU divorce deal.




POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 11:11 PM

El Chapo trial: Joaquín Guzman paid former Mexican president $100m bribe, witness claims

El Chapo trial: Joaquín Guzman paid former Mexican president $100m bribe, witness claimsJoaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, a witness has claimed in court. Alex Cifuentes, who has said he was a close associate of Guzman for years, discussed the alleged bribe as part of the accused Mexcan drug lord’s trial. Mr Pena Nieto, commonly known by his initials EPN, was president of Mexico from December 2012 until November 2018.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 3:58 PM

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic SanctimonyRecognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched a Gillette ad campaign blanket-demonizing men as ogres and bullies. At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 6:30 AM

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in KenyaNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years:




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:05 AM

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:00 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaignThe New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:25 PM

Hundreds in new U.S.-bound migrant caravan cross into Guatemala

Hundreds in new U.S.-bound migrant caravan cross into GuatemalaSeveral hundred Honduran migrants in a new U.S.-bound caravan crossed into Guatemala on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the advancing group to try to build support for a wall along his country's border with Mexico. About 360 Hondurans presented documents to pass legally through the Agua Caliente border crossing separating the two Central American nations. An additional 350 Hondurans crossed into Guatemalan territory, but were being detained by migration officials checking their documents, according to pro-migrant activists traveling with them.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:31 PM

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