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California dismantles its execution chamber as governor orders moratorium on death penalty: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night’

California dismantles its execution chamber as governor orders moratorium on death penalty: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night’California’s governor has signed a moratorium halting the use of the death penalty, saying he would be unable to sleep at night if he sent just one innocent person to their death. Gavin Newsom, who was sworn in as the state’s 40th governor in January, said statistics suggested at least one of the 737 inmates on California’s death row – more than any other state – ought not to be there. Citing a National Academy of Sciences report that estimated 1 out of every 25 people on death row was innocent, the governor said he was not prepared to go along with such a system.



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Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to Leave

Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to LeavePresident Nicolas Maduro accused Trump of cyber "sabotage"



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Venezuela orders German ambassador to leave the country

Venezuela orders German ambassador to leave the countryCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government on Wednesday ordered the German ambassador to leave the country after he expressed support for Juan Guaido, escalating a diplomatic standoff with a group of about 50 nations that recognize the opposition leader as the country's interim president.



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North Carolina elections board orders new U.S. House election

North Carolina elections board orders new U.S. House electionThe bipartisan board’s 5-0 decision came after Republican candidate Mark Harris requested a new vote, telling the panel that evidence of possible ballot fraud had undermined confidence in the election. In the televised hearing, board Chairman Bob Cordle said “the corruption” and “absolute mess” with the election’s absentee ballots had cast doubt on the fairness of the contest.



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Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-upsVATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.



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National emergencies: What to know about executive orders and their role in US history

National emergencies: What to know about executive orders and their role in US historyThough presidential emergencies often lead to bitter partisan disputes and occasionally wind up in court, they are also relatively common in the USA.



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Venezuela Supreme Court orders prosecution of new oil boards

Venezuela Supreme Court orders prosecution of new oil boardsVenezuela’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that executives appointed to boards affiliated with state oil firm PDVSA — in a bid for control by opposition leader Juan Guaido — face criminal prosecution. The court — packed with Maduro loyalists — ordered legal action against 15 executives that the National Assembly, headed by Guaido, named on Wednesday to form four new executive boards for PDVSA and its US-based affiliate Citgo.



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Flood watches, evacuation orders as storm hits California

Flood watches, evacuation orders as storm hits CaliforniaSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm descending on California Saturday threatened flooding in the entire San Francisco Bay Area and areas stripped bare by devastating wildfires.



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Trump orders ‘several thousand’ more troops to US-Mexico border, costing taxpayers over $600m

Trump orders ‘several thousand’ more troops to US-Mexico border, costing taxpayers over $  600mDonald Trump’s White House administration has ordered “several thousand” more troops to the US-Mexico border, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. Acting Defense Department Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the latest dispatch of troops to the southern border would occur “soon” following a new request from the Department of Homeland Security. Meanwhile, reports indicate the president’s demands for an increased US military presence along the border are expected to cost American taxpayers over $ 600m (£458m).



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US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Venezuela

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave VenezuelaThe United States on Thursday ordered non-emergency embassy staff to leave Venezuela but refused to comply with a full expulsion demanded by Nicolas Maduro, who Washington says is no longer president. The State Department mandated the departure of non-emergency US personnel and their family members “based on our current assessment of the security situation in Venezuela,” a department spokesman said. The United States will maintain diplomatic relations with Venezuela through the government of interim President Guaido, who has invited our mission to remain in Venezuela,” he said.



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