Venezuela arrests opposition-appointed judges

Venezuelan intelligence officials on Tuesday arrested two judges the opposition-run parliament had appointed to the supreme court, highlighting a fight between President Nicolas Maduro’s government and a nascent “parallel” state in the making. The detention of judges Jesus Rojas Torres and Zuleima Gonzalez happened in the eastern state of Anzoategui, the National Assembly said on Twitter. Their arrests brought to […]

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Trump and Congressional Republicans: It’s Complicated

Congressional Republicans have long known they struck a risky bargain aligning themselves with an impulsive president who holds little regard for Washington’s political conventions. But Tuesday’s fast-moving events underscored the potential costs and benefits in a striking new way. By the skin of their teeth, Senate Republicans were able to salvage an effort to repeal the Obama-era health care law […]

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Lawmakers accuse Japan PM of false denial in school scandal

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being questioned in Parliament about a cronyism scandal after opposition lawmakers alleged he testified falsely a day earlier when he denied using his influence to help a friend. Parliament has heard allegations from lower-level staffers and gathered documents that show Abe’s office intervened to help Kotaro Kake to open a new veterinary school in […]

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How to turn off Facebook Memories

On This Day – also known as Facebook Memories – is one of the social network’s most divisive features.For some, it’s a fun daily reminder of something silly, important or embarrassing that you or somebody close to you considered worthy of being published online. It can even put you back in touch with old friends. For others, however, it can […]

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Trump and the Republicans just can’t stop running against Hillary Clinton

The national political debate is consumed with allegations of collusion with a foreign government, playing dirty in the election and giving preferential treatment to family and friends. Familiar charges, no doubt, but there is a twist: In each of these cases, President Trump and his allies are making the accusations, and their target is Hillary Clinton — the Democrat vanquished […]

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