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6 Oil Execs Went to Venezuela in 2017. They Never Came Back

February 19, 2019 |

Six executives from Houston-based Citgo have reportedly spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges. As the Trump administration tries to unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the fate of the executives—five of them US citizens—lies in the balance, per the AP…
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Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

February 18, 2019 |

Protesters in Haiti’s capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation.
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Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

February 17, 2019 |

Protesters in Haiti’s capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation.
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They Tried to Find Lost Ship, Lost Something of Their Own

February 15, 2019 |

A team of Antarctic researchers at the start of the week began its search for one of the most famous lost ships in history—and lost a sub in the process. The search for the shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance in the Weddell Sea was called off on Thursday, with…
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CNN

Toronto police went to arrest a man they suspected of murder. They found a man tied to his bed.

February 12, 2019 |

A man was found tied to the bed of serial killer Bruce McArthur the day Toronto Police arrested McArthur in 2018.
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People like the estate tax a whole lot more when they learn how wealth is distributed

February 10, 2019 |

Proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy are having a moment: Polling shows Democrats and Republicans coming together in support of steep taxes on the wealth and income of the super-rich. But there’s one type of tax on millionaires that Americans have consistently been skeptical of: the estate…


L.A. Times – Business

Dem silence during State of the Union speech shows all they care about is opposing Trump

February 10, 2019 |

President Trump’s State of the Union address was deliberately structured to emphasize unity and bipartisanship, yet the obstructionist Democrats refused to acknowledge his best overtures.
FOX News

This Is How They Found Their Frozen Cat. Then, a Miracle

February 9, 2019 |

Veterinarians in Montana revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being found in a snowbank covered from head to tail in ice and snow. Dr. Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Thursday that Fluffy was unresponsive and her body temperature didn’t register on…
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For Years, They Blamed Gators. Now She’s Going to Jail for Life

February 9, 2019 |

A Florida woman was jailed for life this week for killing her husband, who for years was thought to have been eaten by alligators, reports NBC News . Denise Williams was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday after a court found in December that she conspired with her then lover 18…
Newser

Ocasio-Cortez calls to abolish ICE, says Latinos must be exempt from immigration laws because they are ‘Native’ to US

February 8, 2019 |

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday vowed to defund U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said all Latino people must be exempt from immigration laws because they are “native” to U.S. lands as they are descendants of Native people.
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