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Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff | Caribbean


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The new head of Venezuela’s increasingly defiant congress was pulled from his vehicle and briefly detained by police today, a day after the U.S. backed him assuming the presidency as a way out of the country’s deepening crisis.

The confusing incident is bound to ramp up tensions between the opposition and government following President Nicolas Maduro’s swearing in for a controversial second term this month.

A video circulating on social media purports to show the moment in which Juan Guaido is intercepted on his way to an anti-government “Citizens’ Meeting” in the port city of La Guaira.

In the video shot on a cellphone by a motorist stuck in traffic, several men in ski masks and carrying assault weapons are seen struggling to shut the door on someone being…

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House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks



The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King’s future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman’s recent comments in defense of white supremacy.

“That language has no place in America. That is not the America I know and it’s most definitely not the party of Lincoln,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “Action will be taken. I’m having a serious conversation with congressman Steve King.”

King was quoted in The New York Times last week as saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King has insisted he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism.

He said it was a…

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2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event: Two Day Ones in the Books, Day 1A Leader Alexander Kharkov Holds Ov…


As if being at the Atlantis Resort Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas wasn’t enough for the denizens of poker, Friday and Saturday saw the start of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. After two days of competition (and, for the first time ever, one reentry allowed per player), 842 entries have been received for the first major poker tournament of the year.

Day 1A – Fewer Entries, But Overall Chip Leader Emerges

As typical for multi-day poker tournaments, Day 1A was the smaller of the two starting flights, but it would also provide the overall chip leader for the tournament. It was much bigger than the 178 players who stepped up in 2018, leaving the players in the tournament excited about the potential overall field for the tournament. The players also showed…

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History repeating with rise of white supremacists, says civil rights leader



Eleven Jews murdered inside a Pittsburgh synagogue. An arson fire at the home of a Muslim family in Michigan. Two African American men killed in a …
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South Africa’s disgraced former leader is making a comeback


Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press


Published Friday, January 11, 2019 4:53AM EST

JOHANNESBURG — Jacob Zuma was in disgrace last year, a South African president forced from office by scandal and then in court on corruption charges. He is now in the midst of a remarkable makeover, wooed by a ruling party that recognizes his enduring appeal to some supporters and is anxious to paper over divisions ahead of elections this year.

The image of Zuma and successor Cyril Ramaphosa, smiling and cutting cake together at an African National Congress party event, is also generating concern about how far Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption drive can go after years of alleged malfeasance in…

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State Senate makes history as first African-American woman is elected leader


The New York state legislative session began with ceremonies and excitement as Democrats claimed their solid majority in the state Senate and made history with the election of a new female leader.

They promised to act quickly on a long list of progressive issues, including strengthening abortion rights and expanding voter access.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, in her role as Senate president, was the first to introduce new Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in her groundbreaking role as the first woman and African-American woman to serve as leader of the…

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