Trump recognizes Venezuela’s opposition leader as head of government

As Venezuelans commemorated the 61st anniversary of an uprising that saw one of the country’s worst dictators dethroned, U.S. President Donald Trump declared Nicolas Maduro’s presidency “illegitimate” on Wednesday and encouraged other Western Hemisphere countries to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. The announcement comes amid some measure of chaos in Venezuela, where…

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Paul Manafort’s attorneys say his alleged lies merely show a ‘lack of consistency’

Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought Wednesday to downplay allegations lodged by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that their client lied to prosecutors, arguing that when “placed in proper context,” his comments amount to little more than “a lack of consistency.” “Many of these events occurred years ago, or during…

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Kim Jong Un praises Trump and his ‘good personal letter’ ahead of second summit

Kim Jong Un has received another letter from President Donald Trump, one that prompted the young leader to express “great satisfaction,” according to North Korean state media and confirmed by a senior administration official. The two leaders have exchanged a series of letters before and after their historic meeting in Singapore last June. Now, the…

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Operations resume at Newark Airport after drone activity causes ground stop

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Tentative deal reached in LA teachers strike offers higher salaries, smaller classes

The union representing striking Los Angeles teachers reached a tentative deal with the school district Tuesday that includes increasing teachers’ pay and shrinking their class sizes. “This is a good agreement. This is a historic agreement,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The mayor does not have authority over the school district but urged the…

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