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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, center, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, greets supporters as he arrives at a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on Maduro to step down.(AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
February 03, 2019 - 5:38 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country's socialist government following the defection of a high-ranking general, while President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early National Assembly elections that could potentially...
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Anti-government protesters stop a truck while blocking a highway with a small group of demonstrators who were returning from a peaceful demonstration called by self-declared interim president Juan Guaido to demand the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 02, 2019 - 8:55 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Several thousand Venezuelans rallied in central Spain's capital of Madrid Saturday to show their support for Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela. Former Caracas mayor...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, center, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, greets supporters as he arrives at a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on Maduro to step down.(AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
February 02, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country's socialist government following Saturday's defection of a high-ranking general, while President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early National Assembly elections that could...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 1979 file photo, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, center, is greeted by supporters in Tehran, Iran. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Iran’s exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini return to Tehran, a moment that changed the country’s history for decades to come. That revolution would spark the U.S. Embassy takeover and hostage crisis, stoking the animosity that exists between Tehran and Washington to this day. (AP Photo, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:19 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Feb. 1, 1979, Iran's exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini descended from a chartered Air France Boeing 747 to return to Tehran, a moment that changed the country's history for decades to come. Confrontations between security forces and demonstrators raged on even after Khomeini's...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference a day after a bipartisan group of House and Senate bargainers met to craft a border security compromise aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 31, 2019 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional negotiations on border security (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says congressional negotiations over border security are a "waste of time," while insisting he has "set the stage" to take action on his own...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo a Afghan Security forces member walks next to a crater caused by suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the Trump administration pushes for peace in Afghanistan, a new U.S. watchdog report says Afghan security forces are shrinking, gaps in security are growing, and the Taliban are largely holding their own despite a surge in American bombing. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
January 31, 2019 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration pushes for peace in Afghanistan, a new U.S. watchdog report says Afghan security forces are shrinking, gaps in security are growing, and the Taliban are largely holding their own despite a surge in American bombing. These trends reflect what U.S...
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Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign for the April 2019 elections, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Gantz launches his long-awaited political campaign, positioning himself as the most viable alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lengthy rule. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
January 29, 2019 - 2:16 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz on Tuesday launched his campaign to be prime minister, presenting himself as a moderate alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu with a message of unity at home, a search for peace and a tough line against the country's many enemies. Gantz...
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A photograph of Singapore actor Aloysius Pang is displayed at his public memorial in Singapore Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Pang died from injuries sustained during a military training exercise in New Zealand on Thursday. (AP Photo/Annabelle Liang)
January 27, 2019 - 6:20 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — A memorial service was held Sunday for a Singaporean actor and soldier who died from injuries at a military exercise, a case that has renewed scrutiny of the tiny Southeast Asian nation's system of mandatory conscription. Reservist Aloysius Pang, 28, was taking part in military...
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January 26, 2019 - 9:36 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado (AP) — Military authorities say U.S. Air Force and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers that were traveling in the Artic region near the North American coastline. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says two F-22 and two CF-18...
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This 2017 photo provided by Lambda Legal in January 2019 shows Megan Winters at Joint Base Anacostia-Billing in Washington. Among those active-duty trans service members is Winters, 30, a plaintiff in the Lambda-Outserve lawsuit who has been in the Navy almost six years. She formerly served with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington and now is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush, based in Norfolk, Va. "I do my job to the best of my ability every single day and will do that as long as I'm able to," she said in a telephone interview. "I recall how I felt the first time I put on the uniform. I genuinely wish that upon any American who wishes to serve." Asked if Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Supreme Court vote made her apprehensive, Winters paused before saying it was hard to answer. (Lambda Legal via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the U.S. military are convinced they will prevail. Short term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the Trump administration proceeds with its plan to sharply restrict such...
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