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The Latest: Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats' woes

The Latest: Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats' woesRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local):



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Virginia's highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move

Virginia's highest office frozen as Northam weighs next moveRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.



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US faces tough choices as it weighs next moves on Venezuela

US faces tough choices as it weighs next moves on VenezuelaWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "all options are on the table" as the U.S. seeks to push Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power. But the reality is much more complicated.



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U.S. weighs oil sanctions on Venezuela as it steps up pressure

U.S. weighs oil sanctions on Venezuela as it steps up pressureWith street protests against Maduro under way across Venezuela, U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States recognized Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly congress, as the country’s leader and called socialist Maduro’s government “illegitimate.” In response, Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States and giving U.S. embassy personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela. A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, warned Maduro and his loyalists that Washington was ready to ramp up oil, gold and other sanctions and take unspecified actions “if they choose to harm any of the National Assembly members or any of the other duly legitimate officials of the government of Venezuela.” Asked whether he was considering U.S. military intervention, Trump told reporters: “We’re not considering anything, but all options are on the table.” Venezuelan opposition sympathizers had been urging Guaido to assume the presidency since Maduro was inaugurated for a second term on Jan. 10, following a widely boycotted election last year that many foreign governments characterized as fraudulent.



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Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North



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Anita Hill Weighs In On Kavanaugh: It’s Still ‘Incredibly Difficult’ For Accusers

Anita Hill Weighs In On Kavanaugh: It's Still 'Incredibly Difficult' For AccusersHill discusses the current controversy years after accusing Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.



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Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdictIn remarks to reporters at the White House, Trump again called Mueller’s investigation, which had cast a cloud over his presidency, a “rigged witch hunt,” but sidestepped a question about whether he would issue a presidential pardon for Manafort. The jurors met for about seven hours on Thursday without reaching a verdict on 18 criminal counts with which Manafort is charged. As president, Trump has the power to pardon Manafort on the federal charges.



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Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

Iran weighs response as US sanctions biteTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now?



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Bernie Sanders weighs in on Ocasio-Cortez’s victory

Bernie Sanders weighs in on Ocasio-Cortez’s victoryIn a Democratic congressional primary in New York, Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year old political newcomer – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – a self-proclaimed democratic socialist and former organizer for Bernie Sanders’ campaign.



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Elon Musk weighs in on Trump's immigration policy with a very uninspiring tweet

Elon Musk weighs in on Trump's immigration policy with a very uninspiring tweetBillionaire Elon Musk has a way of kicking up a storm on Twitter from time to time, and he did it again on Tuesday morning by weighing in on Trump's widely condemned policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.  SEE ALSO: 7 activist groups supporting families at the border that need your help right now Musk tweeted a link to the song "Shelter" by the xx and then followed that up with a rather noncommittal, "I hope the kids are okay." Shelter t.co/bLVrv0WpJb — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 I hope the kids are ok — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 The "kids" Musk is talking about became a bit more clear in subsequent tweets.   I couldn’t even keep the US in the Paris Accord, but if there is some way for me to help these kids I will do so — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 Where are they? — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 Suffice to say, no, the kids are not ok — just as some of his followers pointed out. They're very much not alright. In another tweet in the exchange, Musk — who was born in South Africa and came to the U.S. during college — says he's "enquiring on many channels" about the detainment camps. What exactly he plans to do, if anything, though isn't detailed. He did take a moment to both mention he's a top donor to the ACLU and supports their work, while pointing out that he doesn't necessarily support them on every single issue.  The ACLU confirmed that Musk is, indeed, a "top donor" but didn't offer any other details. I am one of the top donors to @ACLU — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 Just because I donate doesn’t mean I support every last thing a person or organization does, but I like all the people I’ve met from @ACLU. They really care about doing good. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2018 At least he's moved on from attacking the media and is using his platform to bring attention to a national crisis. But it remains to be seen if he'll take more meaningful action, like joining his followers at protest march. WATCH: A Tesla Model X just pulled a gigantic Boeing airplane like it's nothing



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