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Venezuela opposition plans aid hub in Brazil, mobilizes volunteers
Venezuela opposition plans aid hub in Brazil, mobilizes volunteers

Venezuela's opposition leader recruited volunteers Monday to distribute humanitarian aid as his envoys announced plans for a second hub on the country's borders for tons of supplies of food and medicine from the US and other donors. The moves come amid preparations for an opposition rally on Tuesday -- Youth Day -- that National Assembly head Juan Guaido said is intended to "send a message" to the military, which has so far stood by leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Humanitarian aid has emerged as a central challenge to Maduro since Guaido declared him illegitimate and proclaimed himself interim president last month.

Brother of Lauren Sanchez reportedly is source of Bezos' leaked texts, photos
Brother of Lauren Sanchez reportedly is source of Bezos' leaked texts, photos

The brother of former Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez reportedly leaked texts and photos shared between her and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Strong storm brings damage - and snow - to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - A strong storm hitting Hawaii has knocked out power, brought down tree branches, flooded coastal roads - and even brought snow.

The Polar Vortex Looks Absolutely Chilling From Space
The Polar Vortex Looks Absolutely Chilling From Space

The purple is below 40.

Trump:
Trump: 'Good chance' he will declare emergency for wall money

Trump said at a White House event that he might declare such an emergency because it did not appear that Democrats in Congress were moving toward a deal that would provide the money he wants to help fund the wall, which Democrats broadly oppose. "We're not getting anywhere with them," Trump said during an event at the White House, citing what he called "tremendous obstruction by Democrats," who call their differences with the president a basic disagreement over immigration policy. "I think there's a good chance that we'll have to do that," Trump added, referring to the possibility of an emergency.

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Congress's Shutdown Negotiators Should Take Control

A bipartisan compromise is achievable - especially if one clear goal is kept in mind. Rather than worry about how to grant or deny President Trump a win in his efforts to secure funding for his wall, the conference committee should build a veto-proof majority to move past this pointless quarrel and keep the government running. Senate Republicans want to avoid another shutdown because the last one went down badly with the public, and their side got most of the blame.

Google spends big on U.S. lobbying amid antitrust, bias battles
Google spends big on U.S. lobbying amid antitrust, bias battles

Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the United States government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices. Google said in a quarterly disclosure to Congress that it spent $4.9 million on lobbying activities during the fourth quarter, slightly above $4.4 million in the same period a year ago. The 2018 total also surpassed $18.04 million spent on lobbying in 2017, according to tracking of the filings by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASS
Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASS

A model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was freed from Russian police custody on Tuesday, but remains a suspect in an unrelated criminal case, the TASS news agency reported. Anastasia Vashukevich and three others were detained upon arrival at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand. Russian authorities have said they suspect her of forcing women into prostitution, a charge that carries a jail sentence of up to three years.

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