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Rival Venezuela concerts to take place 300 meters apart

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A music concert called by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro will take place just 300 meters from a rival gig organized by billionaire Richard Branson in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido, an official said on Wednesday. Maduro's concert was initially expected to take place some 15-kilometers away on the pedestrian… Read

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Statue of U.S. sailor kissing nurse vandalized with '#MeToo'

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A statue depicting the famous scene of a sailor kissing a woman in New York's Times Square as people celebrate the end of World War II has been vandalized with red spray paint spelling out #MeToo. The graffiti covers the ankle-to-knee area of the left leg of the woman being… Read

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Arrests made in decades-old killings of 2 California kids

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Authorities said Wednesday that they solved two decades-old cold cases that stunned Southern California, arresting suspects in the separate killings of a boy and a girl who disappeared while walking home from school. Linda O'Keefe was strangled in 1973, and William Tillett was suffocated in 1990. They were both 11.… Read

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Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

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U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen will now report to federal prison on May 6 after a judge granted him a two-month delay to allow him to recover from a surgical procedure, according to a court filing on Wednesday. Cohen's lawyers asked for a 60-day extension in… Read

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N Korean leader Kim to travel to Vietnam by train for summit with Trump

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Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week with President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. It could take Kim at least two and a half days… Read

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Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper

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The United States should respect China's right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government's top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country's doors to the outside world would open wider. The world's two largest economies began their latest round of trade talks this week to resolve… Read

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Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

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Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump," the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist said in an email to supporters. "Our campaign is about transforming our country and… Read

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Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons program

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit. "I have no pressing time schedule," Trump said. Trump said his second… Read

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New universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

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The known universe just got a lot bigger. A new map of the night sky published Tuesday charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. The international team behind the unprecedented space survey said their discovery literally… Read

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Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

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President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well," against the suit, adding that he had an "absolute right" to… Read

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