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White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergencyWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House labored Tuesday to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the number of Republican senators joining Democrats to thwart him.



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U.S. tries to safeguard Afghan peace push from India-Pakistan crisis

U.S. tries to safeguard Afghan peace push from India-Pakistan crisisU.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been publicly focused on lowering tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals since a Feb. 14 suicide car bomb in an Indian-controlled area of Kashmir triggered the first Indian air strikes inside of Pakistan since a 1971 war. Senior U.S. officials told Reuters that as the United States spoke with senior Pakistani officials, emphasizing the need to lower the risk of conflict with India, Islamabad privately offered warnings on Afghanistan. Pakistani officials said their ability to support Afghan peace talks could be in jeopardy in the event of a full-blown crisis, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.



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Fiery Skirmishes Erupt as Guaido Tries to Bring Venezuela Aid

Fiery Skirmishes Erupt as Guaido Tries to Bring Venezuela AidOn the border with Colombia, National Guard soldiers fired volleys of tear gas and plastic pellets at supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who were trying to persuade them to defect and permit tons of food and medicine into the country. Masked paramilitary gangs supporting the autocrat Maduro tore through the area there on motorcycles, firing guns in the air. Maduro said on state television that his forces had managed to repel an invasion and said he was breaking off diplomatic relations with Colombia.



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Maduro's Troops Kill 2 as Opposition Tries to Open Borders

Maduro's Troops Kill 2 as Opposition Tries to Open BordersMembers of the Pemon stopped anti-riot troops and their vehicles about 6 a.m. as they tried to assert control over the remote area around Gran Sabana, about 780 miles (1,260 kilometers) southeast of Caracas. Soldiers opened fire, leaving more than a dozen indigenous people injured, some seriously, said Americo de Grazia, an opposition member of the National Assembly. The victims were Zoraida Rodriguez and her husband, Rolando Garcia, according to a news release from Asociacion Civil Kape Kape, an organization that promotes rights for indigenous people in Venezuela’s Bolivar state.



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Syria force hit by IS attack as tries to free last civilians

Syria force hit by IS attack as tries to free last civiliansA deadly car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group hit US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as they tried to negotiate the release of civilians trapped in the jihadists’ last sliver of territory. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are working towards evacuating civilians remaining in the holdout, so they can finish off the dying IS “caliphate” either through an assault or a surrender deal. The jihadists overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, but several offensives have retaken all but half a square kilometre (a fifth of a square mile) of their territory in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.



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Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido tries to seize control of country's oil production

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido tries to seize control of country's oil productionThe self-declared leader of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, is attempting to wrest control of the nation’s massive oil revenues. The country’s congress, controlled by the opposition, has appointed a transitional board of directors for Venezuela’s state oil firm. Embattled socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, lashed out at congress leader Mr Guaido, saying he would face the courts “sooner or later” for violating the constitution.



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Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing Maduro

Venezuela's parliament tries to lure military into disavowing MaduroVenezuela’s opposition-controlled but powerless National Assembly stepped up its battle with President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday by offering an amnesty to anyone from the military who joins it in disavowing the socialist leader. The “amnesty law” would extend also to civilian government officials who collaborate “in the restitution of constitutional order,” parliament said. The row between the legislature and Maduro has intensified since the socialist leader was sworn in last week for a second term of office in the crisis-hit country, after he won snap elections in May that were boycotted by the opposition and dismissed by the United States, European Union and Organization of American States as a fraud.



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Trump tries to deflect blowback after attacking admiral

Trump tries to deflect blowback after attacking admiralThe president had criticized retired Admiral William McRaven over the time it took U.S. forces to find and kill Osama bin Laden.



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Lindsey Graham Awkwardly Tries To Walk Back Vow To Unleash 'Holy Hell' On Trump

Lindsey Graham Awkwardly Tries To Walk Back Vow To Unleash 'Holy Hell' On TrumpSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is attempting to explain his reversal on a 2017



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Migrant Caravan Rests as a Second Group Tries to Enter Mexico

Migrant Caravan Rests as a Second Group Tries to Enter MexicoA second caravan clashed with Guatemalan and Mexican forces, with one killed



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