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Venezuela: more than 8 million grant government more power

Venezuela: more than 8 million grant government more powerCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted Sunday to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers — a report more than double the estimates of independent experts and opposition leaders who met the announcement with fury and derision.



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Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant moneyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.



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With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?

With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?When Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away in 2015, 16-year-old Amos Yee made an obscenity-filled YouTube video denouncing the late leader as a “tyrant.” That and other postings earned him a four-week jail sentence for “wounding religious feelings and obscenity.” Not long after, he earned another six-week sentence for derogatory comments on Islam and Christianity. On Friday, US Immigration Judge Samuel B. Cole granted asylum to Mr. Yee, now 18, who flew to Chicago in December. “His prosecution, detention, and general maltreatment at the hands of the Singapore authorities constitute persecution,” Judge Cole ruled.



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Malawi receives $300 million grant to fight AIDS

Malawi has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, straining the impoverished country's healthcare system and economyMalawi President Peter Mutharika said Thursday the country had received a grant of $ 332 million (292 million euros) to fight AIDS and other diseases, bringing much-needed support to a nation wrestling with public health problems. Malawi has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, straining the impoverished country's healthcare system and economy. Mutharika accepted the grant from international aid organisation The Global Fund in Lilongwe, Malawi's administrative capital.



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