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Erdogan Warns Russia Risks Split With Turkey on Syria Attack

(Bloomberg) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced rare recent criticism of Russia for its conduct in Syria, saying his "patience is running out" over the ongoing bombing of opposition Islamist forces in Idlib province."As of now, Russia is loyal to neither Astana nor Sochi" agreements, Erdogan told reporters on his way back from a visit to African countries, according to Anadolu Agency.He was referring to accords struck by the two countries in recent years to curtail fighting in northern Syria. Russia and Turkey have stepped up their cooperation in the Syrian conflict while finding themselves on opposite sides of other Middle Eastern conflicts, such as the one in Libya."If we...

Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren
Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren't Angry at the Chinese Government. They're Angry at Their Own

As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread, Americans feel abandoned by their government

Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre
Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre

Japanese citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak, described an atmosphere of confusion and fear in the Chinese city and expressed relief as they arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday. A total of 206 Japanese citizens landed at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Wednesday morning, with health professionals carrying out checks on board and at the airport, but no mandatory quarantine was planned.

No hot meals, blankets, magazines as airlines step up fight on virus
No hot meals, blankets, magazines as airlines step up fight on virus

Passengers on some flights to China will have to make do without hot meals or blankets and newspapers, as airlines step up measures to protect crew and travelers from a coronavirus that has killed more than 130 in the country. Seeking to contain the spread of the new virus by reducing personal contact, Taiwan's China Airlines said it is encouraging passengers to bring their own beverage bottles and would limit re-usable items by replacing them with disposables. The airline and its regional arm Mandarin Airlines have stopped from Monday serving hot meals and replaced tablecloths and napkins with paper towels on cross-strait and Hong Kong flights.

Georgia man set to be executed for killings of 2 people
Georgia man set to be executed for killings of 2 people

Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson for the November 1997 killings of Sabrina "Joy" Lance and Dwight "Butch" Wood Jr. in Jackson County, about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Lance went to Wood's home the night of Nov. 8, 1997, kicked in the front door and shot Wood in the front and back with a shotgun and then beat Joy Lance to death with the butt of the shotgun, according to a Georgia Supreme Court summary of the case.

Twitter row over Taiwan virus response hits UN aviation body
Twitter row over Taiwan virus response hits UN aviation body

A Twitter row over Taiwan's lack of access to international agencies to fight the new coronavirus outbreak has landed the UN aviation body in hot water after it blocked followers who criticised its refusal to work with the self-ruled island. The spread of a new deadly virus in central China has sparked alarm throughout the region and sent countries scrambling to reassess international flights as they try to stop the epidemic spreading. Neither the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), nor the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) will deal with Taiwan directly and only recognise Beijing.

Foreigners airlifted from China virus epicentre, death toll hits 132
Foreigners airlifted from China virus epicentre, death toll hits 132

Hundreds of Americans and Japanese escaped the quarantined Chinese city at the centre of a coronavirus epidemic aboard charter flights on Wednesday, as the death toll soared to 132 and confirmed infections neared 6,000. SARS, another respiratory coronavirus transmitted between people, went on to claim nearly 800 lives around the world, with most of those fatalities in mainland China and Hong Kong. The new disease has spread to more than 15 countries since it emerged out of Wuhan late last year, although all the confirmed fatalities have so far been in China.

Bloomberg says he didn
Bloomberg says he didn't bother to keep Trump's cellphone number

Bloomberg told CBS News about advice he gave Trump after he was elected but before he took office.

Biden: Joni Ernst
Biden: Joni Ernst 'spilled the beans' on Trump using impeachment trial to smear him

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said the quiet part out loud on Monday when she told reporters she was "really interested" in seeing how Iowa voters react to President Trump's impeachment lawyers attacking former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter."Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening," Ernst said. "And I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, these Democratic caucusgoers. Will they be supporting Vice President Biden at this point?"While meeting with Iowa voters on Tuesday, Biden said Ernst "spilled the beans. She just came out and flat said it. You know, the whole impeachment trial for...

Dershowitz Justifies Patting Pompeo on Back After Trump Praised His NPR Meltdown, Says He
Dershowitz Justifies Patting Pompeo on Back After Trump Praised His NPR Meltdown, Says He's 'Great'

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday night defended his congratulatory pat on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's back after President Donald Trump praised Pompeo for berating an NPR reporter, saying he just wanted to "show support" for a "great" secretary of state.Dershowitz, the self-professed liberal lawyer who is now a member of Trump's impeachment defense team, was on hand Tuesday afternoon when the president unveiled his dead-on-arrival Middle East peace plan. Speaking with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about his involvement in shaping the new policy, Dershowitz was confronted over the back pat."Why are you patting Mike Pompeo on the back?" Toobin...

Investigators say the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant missed clearing a hilltop by 20 to 30 feet
Investigators say the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant missed clearing a hilltop by 20 to 30 feet

An NTSB official said the descent rate of the aircraft was 2,000 feet a minute, which she referred to as a "high-energy-impact crash."

Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Green Beret to Death
Navy SEAL Promoted After Choking Green Beret to Death

The U.S. Navy promoted Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph four months after he admitted to choking a Green Beret to death. DeDolph-who will be back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing-was formally charged in November 2018 with felony murder, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, burglary, hazing, and involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces soldier assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group.Melgar was nearing the end of his deployment when he was killed in the West African nation of Mali in June 2017. He was part of an intelligence operation in Mali supporting counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda's local affiliate, known...

Mitt Romney violated Senate rules by drinking chocolate milk out of a bottle during the impeachment trial
Mitt Romney violated Senate rules by drinking chocolate milk out of a bottle during the impeachment trial

Under impeachment trial rules, senators are only allowed to drink water or milk, and they're barred from using iPhones, talking, or standing.

Keiko Fujimori Returns to Peru Jail Pending Laundering Trial

(Bloomberg) -- Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori will be returned to jail while she's investigated for money laundering, less than three months after she'd been freed by Peru's top court on the grounds that her constitutional rights had been violated.In Tuesday's ruling, the court said Fujimori should be arrested immediately and jailed preventively for 15 months, arguing it was a proportional measure to safeguard the probe. With Fujimori incarcerated into April 2021, prosecutors should have time to charge her and put her on trial, Judge Victor Zuniga said, according to video broadcast by state television.Prosecutors told the court they have new evidence that Fujimori took cash from...

Woman indicted for capital murder in mom
Woman indicted for capital murder in mom's abduction, death

A woman accused of kidnapping a Texas mother who was later found dead was indicted Tuesday on a capital murder charge. The indictment accused Magen Fieramusca, 34, of strangling Heidi Broussard with a leash and her hands on or about Dec. 12, the day Broussard and daughter Margot Carey were reported missing from their apartment in southern Austin. An arrest affidavit had previously alleged that Fieramusca hatched an elaborate scheme to present the victim's baby girl as her own.

Peru judge orders detention for Fujimori during graft probe
Peru judge orders detention for Fujimori during graft probe

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori can be held 15 months in prison while she is investigated for possible money laundering, a Peruvian judge ruled Tuesday, shortly after official vote returns showed her party was trounced in weekend congressional elections. Judge Victor Zuñiga said Fujimori, 44, must return to detention while prosecutors investigate her alleged participation in a money laundering scheme tied to Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant that has confessed to paying out almost $1 billion in bribes to South American governments. Prosecutors allege Fujimori illegally received more than $1 million from Odebrecht for one of her presidential campaigns and hid it through a...

US military
US military's Special Operations Command says its newest recruits may have an 'unhealthy sense of entitlement'

"It didn't happen during our period," a former Delta Force commander told Business Insider. "We really were severe about policing ourselves."

White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre

White supremacist Dylann Roof on Tuesday appealed his federal convictions and death sentence in the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South Carolina, arguing that he was mentally ill when he represented himself at his capital trial. In a 321-page legal brief filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Roof's lawyers ask the court to review 20 issues, including errors they say were made by the judge and prosecutors that "tainted" his sentencing. Roof's appellate lawyers said Roof had been diagnosed with "schizophrenia-spectrum disorder, autism, anxiety, and depression," but that he "jettisoned" his experienced trial attorneys to stop them from preventing...

U.S., Japan pull nationals from China virus city, huge economic hit forecast
U.S., Japan pull nationals from China virus city, huge economic hit forecast

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the first cases emerged in the Middle East. Beijing's pledge to slay the "devil" coronavirus has won the trust of the World Health Organization (WHO) but confirmation of another 1,459 cases - taking the total to 5,974 in China - only fueled public alarm around the world. Almost all have been in the central province of Hubei, the capital of which is Wuhan, where the virus emerged last month in a live wild animal market.

Watch a Koala Recover After Being Injured in the Australian Bushfires
Watch a Koala Recover After Being Injured in the Australian Bushfires

He is expected to fully recover

Democrats Are Calling on DNC to Allow Bloomberg to Join Debates
Democrats Are Calling on DNC to Allow Bloomberg to Join Debates

(Bloomberg) -- Democrats concerned that presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is avoiding scrutiny by not participating in televised debates with other candidates are pushing the party to allow the billionaire on stage.Bloomberg hasn't been eligible for debates since joining the race Nov. 24 because he's self-funding his campaign. The Democratic National Committee requires a certain level of donations from individuals to qualify for the debate stage. Bloomberg has spent $278 million of his own money so far in ads, an effort that has earned him fourth place in recent national polls.But both Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign...

A dead NASA space telescope and an old Air Force satellite have a 1-in-10 chance of colliding over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and people on the ground may see it
A dead NASA space telescope and an old Air Force satellite have a 1-in-10 chance of colliding over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and people on the ground may see it

Experts who track space debris calculated that the satellites will pass dangerously close to one another, with an "alarming" chance of collision.

People are flooding TikTok with Kobe Bryant tributes, but critics say some posts cross the line
People are flooding TikTok with Kobe Bryant tributes, but critics say some posts cross the line

Some of the most popular videos show a presumed dialogue between Kobe and Gianna in heaven, fans crying, or montages of the Bryant family.

US Navy
US Navy's first Triton drones arrive in Guam

Two drones arrived in Guam and will serve as part of an early operational capability to develop a concept of operations for the high-altitude, long-endurance systems.

US forces recover two bodies from jet crash site in Afghanistan
US forces recover two bodies from jet crash site in Afghanistan

US forces on Tuesday recovered two bodies near the wreckage of a military jet that crashed in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan, after Afghan forces trying to reach the scene clashed with insurgents. "The remains were found near the crash site, treated with dignity and respect by the local Afghan community, in accordance with their culture," the statement said. Ghazni police chief Khaled Wardak said US helicopters landed at the site in the late afternoon and were reinforced by Afghan security forces on the ground during the operation.

Tsunami threat issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Jamaica
Tsunami threat issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Jamaica

A tsunami threat message was issued Tuesday after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Jamaica and Cuba, CNN reports.The International Tsunami Information Center said Tuesday "hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts," per Reuters, and CNN writes there was a "threat of tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter (about 1 to 3 feet) above tide level for the coasts of Jamaica, Belize, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and the Cayman Islands."The earthquake, which struck shortly after 2:00 p.m. Eastern, was felt in Miami and caused "very strong to severe shaking in far western Jamaica," The Weather Channel reports, citing the U.S. Geological Survey. The Associated...

'My alarm bells went off': One witness offers his account of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash

Scott Daehlin, who witnessed Kobe Bryant's fatal crash, said he heard the helicopter hovering in low cloud cover seconds before it crashed.

Kobe Bryant crash: All 9 bodies recovered from Calabasas helicopter crash site
Kobe Bryant crash: All 9 bodies recovered from Calabasas helicopter crash site

The bodies of all victims in the helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others have been recovered, the coroner's office announced Tuesday.

China demands an apology from a newspaper for a satirical cartoon of a Chinese flag with coronavirus particles
China demands an apology from a newspaper for a satirical cartoon of a Chinese flag with coronavirus particles

China is outraged with a Danish newspaper for publishing a satirical cartoon of a Chinese flag with coronavirus particles in place of its stars.

Trump team wraps up opening arguments with old clips of Democrats railing against impeachment
Trump team wraps up opening arguments with old clips of Democrats railing against impeachment

The opening arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial officially wrapped up Tuesday, with a little help from 1990s Democrats.Trump's defense team concluded their arguments hours early on Tuesday, with White House counsel Pat Cipollone saying he "had kind of a lengthy presentation prepared, but ... I think we've made our case."Democrats previously utilized old clips of Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) during their opening arguments, and Trump's team did the same, playing a montage of Democrats during former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial making similar points as Trump's team."There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment, or an impeachment...

Idaho Nurse Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Helping Cover Up Kelsey Berreth
Idaho Nurse Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Helping Cover Up Kelsey Berreth's Murder

A former Idaho nurse was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday for helping Patrick Frazee cover up the murder of his fiancée last Thanksgiving.Krystal Lee, 33, was sentenced after pleading guilty in February to evidence tampering and testifying against Frazee, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, who was convicted of killing 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth."I know that saying sorry is not good enough," she told a packed Teller County courtroom on Tuesday, before receiving the maximum sentence. "And I don't even know what the right word would be to describe the remorse that I feel."Patrick Frazee Convicted of Murdering His Missing Fiancée With a Baseball Bat, Burning Her BodyFrazee, a...

The USS Ford is in the Atlantic for first-of-its-kind aircraft testing - here
The USS Ford is in the Atlantic for first-of-its-kind aircraft testing - here's what the Navy is learning about its new carrier

Four kinds of Navy aircraft are getting their first go-round on takeoff and landing systems that only the USS Gerald R. Ford has.

Mitt Romney rebels, drinks chocolate milk on Senate floor
Mitt Romney rebels, drinks chocolate milk on Senate floor

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is taking a stand against one of the Senate's strictest rules.When in the hallowed halls of the Senate chamber, lawmakers may only sip water or milk, the latter of which has been spotted in the glasses of a few senators throughout the past week of impeachment. But on Tuesday, Romney became the first senator to be seen drinking chocolate milk in the Senate - a bold step that comes as he's considering taking a few more.A slew of reporters spotted Romney, safely outside the Senate camera's view, drinking the chocolate milk from an approved glass on Tuesday - he'd tried to bring it to the floor in a "contraband bottle" earlier, per The Wall Street Journal....

Independent Palestine State Is Solution for Peace, Jordan Says
Independent Palestine State Is Solution for Peace, Jordan Says

(Bloomberg) -- The establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, is the solution that fulfills the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and is the only path to a comprehensive and lasting peace, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said in an emailed statement."The national interests of Jordan and its established and unwavering positions and principles towards the Palestinian issue governs the way in which the government deals with all proposals and initiatives aimed at resolving the conflict," Safadi said after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new Mideast peace plan."Jordan supports every genuine effort aimed at achieving just and...

White House Threatens to Veto Legislation Aimed at Curbing Trump
White House Threatens to Veto Legislation Aimed at Curbing Trump's Military Power in Iran

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto legislation proposed by Democrats that would limit President Trump's military options and require him to seek congressional authorization before taking military action against Iran, saying the proposed constraints would "embolden our enemies."The measures would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which authorized the war in Iraq, and block funding for further military operations in Iran that are not approved by Congress. The House is set to vote on the proposals this week."The 2002 AUMF has long been understood to authorize the use of force for, among other purposes, addressing threats emanating from Iraq, including...

Canada
Canada's Chinese community faces racist abuse in wake of coronavirus

Country has seen just three confirmed cases of the virus but panic is already spreading, causing an uptick in racist incidentsWhen Toronto resident Terri Chu tweeted that she and other Chinese mothers feared the "inevitable wave of racism" that would accompany the spread of coronavirus around the world, she didn't realize how visceral the reactions would be."My Twitter has just exploded with vitriol since this morning," she said on Tuesday. "But it's just par for the course, growing up as a minority when you're not part of a dominant class."Canada has so far seen three confirmed cases of the virus, which originated in China, but members of the country's Chinese community have already...

Like Kobe Bryant, my husband died in a tragic accident. The worst came later when I realized how much died with him.
Like Kobe Bryant, my husband died in a tragic accident. The worst came later when I realized how much died with him.

While swimming in the ocean last summer, Lee Dingle was hit by a wave, broke his neck, and died. His wife, Shannon, is now raising six kids alone.

Buttigieg thanks staffers of color for voicing grievances
Buttigieg thanks staffers of color for voicing grievances

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded Tuesday to a report that campaign staffers of color had expressed frustration, thanking them for feeling able to voice their grievances. "That may not be something that's typical or has happened a lot before in presidential campaigns, to try to empower staffers at all levels to be able to speak to their concerns and experiences, to raise concerns and to have these tough conversations," Buttigieg told reporters after a campaign stop in Ottumwa, Iowa. "In every organization and in our country, we've got to work much harder to do a better job when it comes to making sure that inclusion is a reality," Buttigieg told reporters.

How the Trump Administration
How the Trump Administration's Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Will Change the Middle East

Ian Bremmer breaks down the details of what's new and what may not work in the Trump administration's proposed Israel-Palestine peace plan.

Harvard Chemistry Chief Charged With Lying About China Ties

(Bloomberg) -- The chairman of Harvard University's chemistry department and a leading scientist in the study of nanotechnology was arrested for lying to U.S. investigators about his role in recruiting people to pass along scientific research to the Chinese government.Charles Lieber, 60, was paid $50,000 a month and received more than $1.5 million to establish a lab and do research at Wuhan University of Technology, federal prosecutors in Boston said Tuesday. Two Chinese nationals were also charged: a Boston University researcher who prosecutors say was a lieutenant for the People's Liberation Army, and a cancer researcher who allegedly tried to smuggle 21 vials of biological materials in...

A woman who had embryos frozen before cancer treatment is barred from using them since she got divorced
A woman who had embryos frozen before cancer treatment is barred from using them since she got divorced

An Arizona court ruled that because the ex-husband does not want his ex-wife to have his biological children, the embryos must be donated.

Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Asks to Give More Evidence to Congress

(Bloomberg) -- An indicted associate of Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani asked a judge for permission to turn over more evidence from his New York criminal case to congressional Democrats pursuing the president's removal from office, with federal prosecutors opposing the move.Lev Parnas has cultivated an unusually public role in recent weeks, granting national television interviews, turning over evidence to Congress and offering to testify at the Senate trial of the president, who was impeached last month on charges including abuse of power. Parnas is doing all this even as he faces the prospect of severe punishment in the federal prosecution.The request marks the third time Parnas has...

US Navy
US Navy's SEAL Team 6 reportedly recovered 2 bodies and flight recorder from Afghanistan crash

The US Navy's elite SEAL Team Six recovered two bodies from the wreckage site where a US Air Force aircraft crashed in Afghanistan on Monday.

Clever: The Air Force Will Use Old F-35s to Simulate Russian and Chinese Stealth Fighters in Mock Battles
Clever: The Air Force Will Use Old F-35s to Simulate Russian and Chinese Stealth Fighters in Mock Battles

A very good idea.

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments
Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber was arrested early Tuesday at his office at the Ivy League university, officials said.

Historians unveil rare photos of Sobibor death camp
Historians unveil rare photos of Sobibor death camp

Hundreds of newly discovered photographs, including some taken at the Sobibor death camp, represent a "quantum leap" in research into Nazi crimes against humanity, historians at the Berlin museum Topography of Terror said Tuesday. Historians said the "exceptional collection" provided unprecedented insights into the Sobibor camp in German Nazi-occupied Poland, about which little is known even 75 years after the end of World War II. The trove, consisting of 361 black-and-white photos and several written documents, also includes photos believed to show convicted Nazi guard John Demjanjuk, who denied ever being at Sobibor.

Ivanka Trump attacks
Ivanka Trump attacks 'smug elites' of CNN in row over viral clip

Rick Wilson, whose joke about Trump playing to his base led to the spat, hits back at first daughter's 'breathtaking hypocrisy'Ivanka Trump has waded into a row over a CNN segment in which host Don Lemon laughed as two guests ridiculed supporters of her father.The president's daughter said: "The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation's 'real elites' is disgusting."Amid backlash to the CNN clip and Ivanka's Tuesday morning tweet, one of the CNN guests, Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant turned Trump critic and author, responded with characteristic force.Wilson said in a message to the Guardian: "Her hypocrisy is breathtaking. She went to Chapin and never worked for...

Biden reportedly said he wouldn
Biden reportedly said he wouldn't be running if Mitt Romney was president

Former Vice President Joe Biden isn't bashful about the reason he's running for president.Biden, though not bereft of policy plans, isn't leading a specific "movement" like some of his Democratic competitors, namely Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). In that sense, there doesn't appear to have been an ideological motivation that spurred the 77-year-old's decision to jump into the crowded Democratic primary last year, except for defeating the incumbent, President Trump, The New York Times reports.In fact, Biden reportedly told the Times while campaigning in Iowa before the state's caucus kicks off the election process next week that he likely wouldn't...

Think Tank Warns Iowa Democrats: Supporting Bernie Sanders Is Good for Donald Trump
Think Tank Warns Iowa Democrats: Supporting Bernie Sanders Is Good for Donald Trump

Third Way, a center-left think tank, will send roughly 300 prominent Iowa Democrats a memo on Tuesday warning that supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in…

Venezuelan police capture fugitive Colombian senator who fled via dentist's office

Venezuelan special police detained a fugitive Colombian former senator who had illegally crossed the border, the force's chief said, four months after she escaped custody by climbing out of her dentist's office in Bogota. Aida Merlano, a former Conservative senator who was imprisoned last year for vote buying, made her theatrical escape in October, lowering herself with a rope and fleeing on the back of a delivery motorcycle. Jose Dominguez, head of Venezuela's FAES Special Action Force, wrote on his Instagram account late on Monday that officers detained her in the city of Maracaibo, capital of western Zulia state by the Colombian border.


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