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Trump administration sanctions Venezuela Supreme Court

The ruling was later partially reversed amid a surge of global criticism, but it sparked a protest movement that has seen almost daily street demonstrations for nearly two months - sometimes violent unrest that recorded its 45th death Thursday.

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Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves learned that first baseman Freddie Freeman would miss significant time with a fractured wrist. The team announced on Saturday that it has acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. As part of the deal, St. Louis agreed to pay Atlanta $900,000 on September 1 to cover a portion of Adams' $2.8 million salary. Adams, 28, had a fine statistical line this season - he hit.292 with the Cardinals - but his role had been downgraded to the No.

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Pence maintains he was unaware of Flynn's lobbying ties during transition

Sergei Kislyak . Read the full Reuters report here. Flynn, a retired general, was forced by the president to resign after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about conversations he'd had with Kislyak, in which he allegedly discussed the lifting of USA sanctions on Russian Federation.

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Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 60-year-old man was found dead late Monday inside a pickup in a ditch along Highway 53, where authorities believe water from the flooded Black River swept the truck off the road. Louis . As of Tuesday, most of the Parkland and surrounding area had received anywhere from 7-12 inches of rain and the National Weather Service was forecasting it could receive anywhere between 2 and 4 additional inches through Thursday.

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Appointment of Mueller could complicate other probes into alleged Russian meddling

The broad federal probe under Mueller, a lawman who engenders deep bipartisan respect, was just getting underway. Tim Scott, R-S.C. "I do think that the special prosecutor provides a sense of calm and confidence perhaps for the American people, which is incredibly important".

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US Navy veteran charged over Times Square carnage

A handcuffed Rojas said nothing as Judge Tamiko Amaker ordered him held without bail, and his defense attorney, Enrico DeMarco, declined to comment after the hearing. "I felt so bad. standing there", not being able to do anything more to help, she said. Rojas was remanded to custody today and will return to court on May 24.