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Huge Power Outage in Venezuela Raises Tensions Amid Crisis

Huge Power Outage in Venezuela Raises Tensions Amid Crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Much of Venezuela remained engulfed by darkness into early Friday amid one of the largest power outages in years, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing political turmoil. The blackout hit 22 of 23 states by some accounts. It struck the capital Caracas, which until now has been…

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Cohen’s Lawyer Says Trump Advisers Were ‘Dangling’ Pardons

Cohen’s Lawyer Says Trump Advisers Were ‘Dangling’ Pardons

  By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s advisers dangled the possibility of a pardon for his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen last year, Cohen’s attorney said Thursday, as congressional investigators zero in on the president’s pardon power. The issue of pardons has emerged as a key…

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Sanders’ 2016 Backers in New Hampshire Holding Back for Now

Sanders’ 2016 Backers in New Hampshire Holding Back for Now

MANCHESTER, NH (AP) — New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches his second campaign for the presidency, there are early signs that he doesn’t have a lock on the nation’s first primary. More than…

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Ahead of Court Ruling, Census Bureau Seeks Citizenship Data

Ahead of Court Ruling, Census Bureau Seeks Citizenship Data

Washington, DC (AP) As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is quietly seeking comprehensive information about the legal status of millions of immigrants. Under a proposed plan, the Department of Homeland Security would provide the Census Bureau with…

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Monster Twister Takes 10 Relatives From 1 Alabama Family

Monster Twister Takes 10 Relatives From 1 Alabama Family

BEAUREGARD, AL (AP) — Cousins Cordarrly Jones and Demetria Jones have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama. Their grandparents, 89-year-old Jimmy Jones and 83-year-old Mary Louise Jones, were killed in their home on a two-lane road where most everyone shares…

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