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Venezuela opposition rally to keep up pressure on Maduro

Venezuela opposition rally to keep up pressure on MaduroVenezuela’s opposition supporters will hold rallies across the country on Saturday to show backing for self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido and to protest against the increasingly isolated socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s critics also hope to encourage similar moves by European countries. Some European Union member states are expected to officially recognize Guaido next week, while others will likely take a more cautious stance of support.



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Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate

Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in SenateSenators voted 57-42 to end debate on the measure, as 11 of Trump’s fellow Republicans broke from party leaders to join Democrats in favor of the resolution, amid questions about Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. To keep the administration from lifting the sanctions, the measure must pass both the House and Senate and muster the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers to override an expected Trump veto. Many members of Congress have been questioning the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision in December to ease sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska – Rusal, its parent, En+ , and power firm EuroSibEnergo – watering down the toughest penalties imposed on Russian entities since Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.



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National Park Service plans to use entrance fees to keep major parks open during shutdown

National Park Service plans to use entrance fees to keep major parks open during shutdownNational Park Service takes unprecedented step to use entrance fees to keep major parks open. The fees will be used for trash clean up and more. But is it legal?



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Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operatingWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown.



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'No L-pocalypse!': New York's 'L' train to keep running during repairs

'No L-pocalypse!': New York's 'L' train to keep running during repairsMore than two years after news that one of New York City’s busiest subway lines would stop running between Manhattan and Brooklyn to allow for repairs, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that the “L” train would keep rolling. The expected closure of the L train tunnel under the East River for at least 15 months had dismayed residents of the Brooklyn communities of Williamsburg, Bushwick and beyond. Cuomo told a news conference that engineering experts from Cornell and Columbia universities had looked at the plans over the last few weeks drawn up by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state agency that runs the subway, and found them needlessly disruptive.



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As Mattis exits, he tells U.S. military to keep 'faith in our country'

As Mattis exits, he tells U.S. military to keep 'faith in our country'Mattis, who had been seen as a stabilizing factor in U.S. defense policy, is due to transfer authority near midnight to his deputy, Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing Co executive. Mattis, a retired Marine general who has often shied from the spotlight, did not have any sort of departure ceremony when he left the Pentagon, leaving his farewell memo as his final public remarks as defense secretary.



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Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weaponsThree of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the recommendations were part of discussions on a draft plan by the U.S. military. It is unclear what the Pentagon will ultimately recommend to the White House. Discussions are still at an early stage inside the Pentagon and no decision has yet been made, the officials said.



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Syria Kurds say to keep up anti-IS fight unless Turkey attacks

Syria Kurds say to keep up anti-IS fight unless Turkey attacksRas al-Ain (Syria) (AFP) – Syrian Kurdish forces said Thursday they will keep fighting the Islamic State group in eastern Syria unless they come under Turkish attack, after their US allies announced their withdrawal. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stressed they would freeze operations if Turkey attacked, as widely expected after a pullout of US forces which have served as a buffer. “The Hajin battles continues,” said Mustefa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-dominated force, referring to the main front against IS in the Euphrates Valley.



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U.S. plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico sows confusion

U.S. plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico sows confusionMexico’s government said on Friday it wanted more details from the United States on the plan, and vowed not to deport people seeking refuge. It is not clear how Mexico plans to house what could be thousands of people from Central America for the months, or years, it takes U.S. immigration cases to be heard. There is currently a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration courts.



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Michael Cohen says Trump directed him to pay hush money to keep women quiet during 2016 election

Michael Cohen says Trump directed him to pay hush money to keep women quiet during 2016 election"The man doesn't tell truth, and it's sad that I should have to take responsibility for his dirty deeds," Cohen told ABC's Good Morning America.



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