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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard starts off 2020 campaign apologizing for past LGBTQ remarks

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard starts off 2020 campaign apologizing for past LGBTQ remarksLess than a week into her campaign for president, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard issued a lengthy apology for her past comments.



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Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'

Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'The country’s pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flags. The ceremony contrasted with the harsh realities that face the former bus driver turned socialist leader, including hyperinflation, severe food and medicine shortages and an exodus of millions of citizens. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech, the United States decried a “usurpation of power,” and Paraguay announced it was cutting diplomatic ties – highlighting the growing isolation that Maduro will face.



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Trump starts withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, claims victory

Trump starts withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, claims victoryA decision to pull out completely, confirmed by U.S. officials and expected in the coming months, coincides with the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops finishing up a campaign to retake territory once held by Islamic State militants. It could also undercut U.S. leverage in the region and undermine diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian civil war, which is now in its eighth year. It may also leave exposed an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, which has been among the most effective against Islamic State but is under threat as Turkey weighs a new offensive in Syria.



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Trump starts withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, claims victory

Trump starts withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, claims victoryA decision to pull out completely, confirmed by U.S. officials, coincides with the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops finishing up a campaign to retake territory once held by Islamic State militants. It could also undercut U.S. leverage in the region and undermine diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian civil war, which is now in its eighth year. News of a of a full withdrawal drew immediate criticism from some of Trump’s fellow Republicans, who said that leaving strengthened the hand of Russia and Iran, which both support Syrian President Bashar al Assad.



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Trump starts pulling U.S. forces from Syria

Trump starts pulling U.S. forces from SyriaPresident Donald Trump has begun withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, declaring on Wednesday they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State, and U.S. officials said Washington is considering removing all its forces from the country. A decision to pull out completely, if confirmed, would come as the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops wind up a campaign to retake territory once held by the militant group.



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Trump Starts New Week By Tweeting Up A Storm, Omitting Some Major Headlines

Trump Starts New Week By Tweeting Up A Storm, Omitting Some Major HeadlinesPresident Donald Trump started his Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday as he



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Trump starts attacking credibility of Kavanaugh accuser

Trump starts attacking credibility of Kavanaugh accuserPresident Trump says his Supreme Court nominee is “under assault” by Democrats who want to derail his confirmation.



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It Begins: Hurricane Florence Starts Its Slow Move Inland

It Begins: Hurricane Florence Starts Its Slow Move InlandFlorence, the hurricane that has been on so many minds, has begun its slow



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Kavanaugh hearing starts with a bang as protesters, Dems interrupt opening statements

Kavanaugh hearing starts with a bang as protesters, Dems interrupt opening statementsThe confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee got off to a chaotic start on Capitol Hill.



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Oklahoma starts school year short of teachers despite pay raise

Oklahoma starts school year short of teachers despite pay raiseWith the school year already under way in most parts of the state, the board approved 916 emergency certificates to allow educators who are not fully accredited to teach, it said. With the new certificates, the total for the current fiscal year is at 2,153, a record high. Use of the certificates has grown quickly in recent years.



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