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The Latest: US announces sanctions against Maduro officials

The Latest: US announces sanctions against Maduro officialsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):



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Beto’s counter-rally hints at how he might run against Trump

Beto’s counter-rally hints at how he might run against TrumpPrivately, those close to O’Rourke offer nothing further than that. Among his fans was President Barack Obama, who praised O’Rourke for his authenticity. Those close to O’Rourke say they believe he would prefer to run the same kind of campaign for the White House.



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Dueling rallies — for and against Trump — roil through El Paso during president's visit

Dueling rallies — for and against Trump — roil through El Paso during president's visitTrump spoke in El Paso, a border community that has found itself at the center of a divisive national debate over immigration and border security.



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Exclusive: Venezuela's Maduro seeks OPEC help against U.S. sanctions – letter

Exclusive: Venezuela's Maduro seeks OPEC help against U.S. sanctions - letterOPEC says it is concerned with oil policy, not politics. The request was made in a letter sent to OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo dated Jan. 29 and seen by Reuters, a day after the United States imposed sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA. “Our country hopes to receive the solidarity and full support of the member countries of OPEC and its ministerial Conference, in the fight we are currently having against the illegal and arbitrary intrusion of the United States in the internal affairs of Venezuela,” Maduro wrote.



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Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor

Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governorThe two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat; Garrett Tenney reports from Richmond, Virginia.



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'Heavy clashes' as US-backed forces make final push against IS

'Heavy clashes' as US-backed forces make final push against ISUS-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting Sunday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in eastern Syria. The jihadists overran large parts of the country and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, but various military offensives have since reduced that territory to a patch on the Iraqi border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by a US-led coalition, announced a final push to retake the jihadist pocket late Saturday, after a pause of more than a week to allow civilians to flee.



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Amy Klobuchar: Democratic senator announces bid to run for president against Trump in 2020

Amy Klobuchar: Democratic senator announces bid to run for president against Trump in 2020Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced she is running for president in 2020. Ms Klobuchar made the announcement from her home state of Minnesota, with heavy snow swirling as she spoke to supporters. “As your president, I will look you in the eye, I will tell you what I think, I will focus on getting things done … and no matter what, I’ll lead from the heart”, Ms Klobuchar said in Minneapolis, where she became the fifth Democratic senator to join a historically diverse field of candidates seeking to defeat Donald Trump next year.



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US-backed Syria force announces final push against IS

US-backed Syria force announces final push against ISThe US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday it had begun the “final battle” to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria. IS overran large parts of the country and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, declaring a “caliphate” there, but various military offensives have reduced it to a fragment. Backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition against IS, the Kurdish-Arab alliance has in recent months cornered the jihadists in a final pocket of territory in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor.



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Accuser vs accused: What both sides say in latest assault claim against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax

Accuser vs accused: What both sides say in latest assault claim against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin FairfaxVirginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was accused Friday by a former Duke University student of a sexual assault in 2004.



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U.N. warns against politicizing humanitarian aid in Venezuela

U.N. warns against politicizing humanitarian aid in VenezuelaU.S. officials said trucks carrying aid had arrived in Colombia for delivery to Venezuela at the request of Juan Guaido, who last month declared himself interim president. “The Venezuelan people desperately need humanitarian aid. The U.S. & other countries are trying to help, but Venezuela’s military under Maduro’s orders is blocking aid with trucks and shipping tankers,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted on Twitter on Wednesday, along with a photo of a blocked road.



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