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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Madrid

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to MadridLedezma, 62, had hours earlier crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, saying he intended to fly to Europe to organize resistance against Maduro’s rule, which has left millions of Venezuelans facing food and medicine shortages. The opposition leader boarded an Avianca flight from Bogota to Madrid, where he was scheduled to arrive early Saturday, airport sources at Bogota’s El Dorado airport said.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.



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Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 Murders

Venezuela's Ousted Chief Prosecutor Says President Nicolas Maduro Is Responsible for 8,000 MurdersVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity.



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NPR news chief Oreskes ousted after harassment allegations

NPR news chief Oreskes ousted after harassment allegationsNEW YORK (AP) — Michael Oreskes was ousted Wednesday as National Public Radio's news chief following sexual harassment accusations, some dating to when he was Washington bureau chief at The New York Times in the 1990s.



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Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions

Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough QuestionsA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.



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Transgender Teen Ousted By School Is Crowned Homecoming King

Transgender Teen Ousted By School Is Crowned Homecoming KingA 17-year-old boy who says he was kicked out of his former Christian high school for being transgender is turning the other cheek ― and adjusting his crown ― after being named homecoming king at his new school.



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Venezuela's ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruption

Venezuela's ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruptionRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor on Wednesday accused President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would help other countries prosecute.



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Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to ColombiaBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia.



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Mormon leader ousted in rare excommunication

Mormon leader ousted in rare excommunicationThe Mormon church excommunicated one of its senior leaders Tuesday, without providing a reason for the rare dismissal. The removal of James Hamula as a “general authority” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the first time a top leader had been ousted in nearly 30 years, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The Mormon Church is headquartered Salt Lake City, Utah.



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Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successor

Brother of ousted Pakistani PM seen as successorBy Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s ruling party plans to appoint the brother of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his successor to fight the 2018 general elections, local media reported on Saturday, but will first have to appoint an interim prime minister. Shahbaz Sharif, 65, the chief minister of the vast Punjab province that accounts for more than half of Pakistan’s 190 million people, will need to be first elected to the national assembly before he can take over as leader of the country. Nawaz Sharif’s resignation on Friday has plunged the nuclear-armed nation into political turmoil after several years of relative stability.



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