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Maduro's Military Detains, Releases U.S. Reporter and Aide

Maduro's Military Detains, Releases U.S. Reporter and AideOfficers raided the homes of Cody Weddle and Carlos Camacho, arresting them and seizing their equipment, said Marco Ruiz, the general secretary of the National Union of Press Workers. The union and Espacio Publico, a Venezuelan organization that works for a free press, weren’t immediately able to communicate with the men.



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Venezuela releases American journalist after full day in custody: media

Venezuela releases American journalist after full day in custody: mediaIn the latest crackdown on a challenge to his rule by opposition leader Juan Guaido, Maduro also expelled the German ambassador, accusing him of repeated meddling in the country’s affairs. The United States said it was set to impose sanctions on banks to ramp up pressure on Maduro to leave office. Most Western countries, including the United States and Germany, have recognized Guaido as the OPEC nation’s legitimate head of state and back his plan to install a transition government ahead of free elections.



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Israel releases report on links between BDS and militants

Israel releases report on links between BDS and militantsJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government released a report Sunday claiming to reveal close links between the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel and militant groups.



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Jussie Smollett attack: Family releases statement, pictures of possible persons of interest released

Jussie Smollett attack: Family releases statement, pictures of possible persons of interest released"We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime."



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NASA Releases New, High-Quality New Horizons Image of the Ultima Thule "Snowman" Asteroid

NASA Releases New, High-Quality New Horizons Image of the Ultima Thule "Snowman" AsteroidThis new image highlights all kinds of features that weren't visible in the initial images.



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China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of the far side of the Moon

China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of the far side of the MoonChina has plenty of reason to celebrate here in early 2019, and not just because it's a new year. The country's space agency, CNSA, successfully landed its Chang'e 4 lunar lander on the far side of the Moon and deployed a rover which scientists will use to study the surface.

It's a monumental achievement for China, which has been playing a bit of "catch up" in space exploration lately. Now, with its rover exploring the hidden side of the Moon for the first time, the country is declaring the mission a success, and it's shared some new images to boot.

"The No. 4 mission is the first mission of the fourth phase of China's lunar exploration project," CNSA said in a translated statement. "For the first time in human history, the spacecraft made a soft landing and patrol survey on the back of the moon, and for the first time realized the relay communication with the Earth on the back of the moon, and with many countries."

CNSA emphasized that the success of the mission was thanks to cooperation and contributions from many different countries, citing "significant international cooperation" a major reason for the mission's success. CNSA also published some new panorama and 360-degree images taken by the lander.

While China certainly has reason to celebrate the accomplishments thus far with the Chang'e 4 mission, the country still has months of scientific observation and study ahead of it before it can declare all of its objectives complete.

One of the most interesting experiments that CNSA will carry out is the observation of a "Lunar Micro Ecosystem" which was installed on the lander prior to its departure. A small module contains a self-sustaining ecosystems consisting of plants, soil, water, and silkworms. The enclosed unit will be used to study the effects of low gravity on an Earth-like ecosystem, but that will take some time.

The lander's mission is expected to stretch on for a full year, while the rover will have a shorter three-month mission. China's declaration of success obviously doesn't mean it's ready to wrap things up, but it's nice to know the country's space agency is happy with what it's accomplished thus far.



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Robert Mueller Releases Memo On FBI Interview With Michael Flynn

Robert Mueller Releases Memo On FBI Interview With Michael FlynnSpecial counsel Robert Mueller released a memo late Monday summarizing the



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Imagining a school shooting through the gunman’s eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman’s eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new videoA chilling new public service announcement, released Monday by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise, depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.



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North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisonerKim Jong Un’s visit to the test site of what North Korea’s state media called a “tactical weapon” that could protect North Korea like a “steel wall” threatened to sour the diplomatic atmosphere at a time when negotiations between North Korea and the United States appear to have stalled. “We remain confident that the promises made by President Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled,” a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.



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Harris Co. judge who lost re-election bid allegedly releases juvenile defendants on condition they won't kill anyone

Harris Co. judge who lost re-election bid allegedly releases juvenile defendants on condition they won't kill anyoneHarris County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin allegedly let the kids go after losing his seat to a Democrat on Tuesday night.



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