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Saudi Arabia names first woman envoy to Washington at critical time

Saudi Arabia names first woman envoy to Washington at critical timeSaudi Arabia on Saturday named a princess as its first woman ambassador to the United States, a key appointment as the fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tests relations between the allies. Princess Rima bint Bandar replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the powerful crown prince who was appointed vice defence minister in a flurry of late-night royal decrees announced on state media. The reshuffle comes as Saudi Arabia seeks to quell an international outcry over Khashoggi’s murder last October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which strained relations with its key ally Washington.



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Catholic dioceses in New Jersey release names of accused priests

Catholic dioceses in New Jersey release names of accused priestsThe disclosure was the result of an internal investigation of archdiocese records and all of the priests and deacons listed have previously been reported to law enforcement and none remain in the ministry, Newark Archbishop Cardinal Joseph Tobin said in a statement. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal formed a task force in September to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy in his state, along with any efforts to cover up such abuse. “I am pleased to see that our task force’s grand jury investigation has prompted the dioceses to finally take some measures to hold predator priests accountable,” Grewal said in a statement on Wednesday.



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Venezuela's Guaido Names PDVSA Board in Haste to Protect Assets

Venezuela's Guaido Names PDVSA Board in Haste to Protect Assets(Bloomberg) — Venezuela’s National Assembly, led by interim president Juan Guaido, voted to select board members for state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA and U.S. refining arm Citgo, as it moves to protect the country’s assets abroad from embattled President Nicolas Maduro.



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Coroner names 4 killed in house in California plane crash

Coroner names 4 killed in house in California plane crashYORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified four people, including an 85-year-old man, who were killed on the ground when a small plane broke apart in the air and crashed into a Southern California neighborhood last weekend.



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Trump attacks Fox News reporters and mistakenly names random teenage girl on Twitter

Trump attacks Fox News reporters and mistakenly names random teenage girl on TwitterDonald Trump has launched a furious attack on two Fox News reporters over their coverage of his border wall negotiations, and accidentally involved a random teenage girl in the ensuing furore. In a tweet, the US president criticised chief White House correspondent John Roberts and and another person he wrongly believed was Washington-based journalist Gillian Turner over their “understanding” of the issue. “Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @JillianTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” Mr Trump tweeted.



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Venezuela's congress names new leader, vows to battle Maduro

Venezuela's congress names new leader, vows to battle MaduroCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress opened its first session of the year Saturday, installing a fresh-faced leader who struck a defiant tone and vowed to take up the battle against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.



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President Trump orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave immediately, names Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary

President Trump orders Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave immediately, names Patrick Shanahan as acting secretaryPresident Donald Trump had Defense Secretary Jim Mattis leave Jan. 1 in policy disputes rather than Feb. 28



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AZ gov names McSally to U.S. Senate seat

AZ gov names McSally to U.S. Senate seatRepublican U.S. Representative Martha McSally will become Arizona's second U.S. senator at the end of the year, replacing the retiring Jon Kyl, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).



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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John Kelly

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John KellyDonald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of staff, after scrambling and struggling to find a replacement for the outgoing John Kelly. The president had believed that after he announced last week the former Marine Corps general would leave the White House by the end of the year – there had been speculation about the 68-year-old for months – the job would be filled by Nick Ayers. Reports suggested former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who was once close to Mr Trump but later sidelined after the 2016 election, was also being considered.



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Tesla names board director to replace Musk

Tesla names board director to replace MuskTesla said it has appointed Robyn Denholm of the Australian telecoms company Telstra as board director after Elon Musk resigned from the post. The appointment of Denholm, who is Telstra’s chief financial officer, is effective immediately but she will serve out her six-month notice period with her current employer, Tesla said in a statement late Wednesday. Denholm had already served as a member of the Tesla board since 2014.



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