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- 2019-02-05 01:57:33Z
International clamor for snap elections in Venezuela intensified Monday as European powers recognized opposition chief Juan Guaido as interim leader, after President Nicolas Maduro rejected an ultimatum to call early voting. Britain, France and Spain were among 16 EU nations to side with Guaido, following in the footsteps of key regional powers and the United States, which has refused to rule out a military intervention in the crisis-wracked country.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson held a hearing of more than four hours Monday in a sealed courtroom to consider secret evidence gathered by the government. Prior to the start of Monday's hearing, thick loose-leaf binders could be seen near lawyers for the government and Manafort. Jackson's decision on Manafort's alleged breach of his deal with Mueller could influence how harshly she sentences him.
The Pentagon announced Sunday that 3,750 troops additional U.S. troops will be sent to the southern border to aid in border security operations. Troops will work with Customs and Border Protection to install 150 miles of razor wiring between ports of entry as well as assist with mobile surveillance. "We will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border," the Pentagon said in a statement.
Another day of rain is on the way Monday as residents all over Southern California still recover from the strong storm over the weekend.
Judge T.S. Ellis in the Eastern District of Virginia said in a court order he wanted to delay the sentencing until the other judge ruled on whether Manafort had knowingly lied to investigators in breach of his plea deal, noting that such a decision "may have some effect on the sentencing decision in this case." Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and whether Trump campaign members coordinated with Moscow officials. Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week ordered Manafort's lawyers and lawyers from Mueller's office to appear on Feb. 4 for a sealed hearing to...
The White House holds its first news conference in 41 days while lawmakers continue to negotiate border security issues.
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"All that anger and wanting to have the freedom to rip me apart, that was scary," Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips said.