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Venezuela Parliament Brawl Leaves Opposition Party Bloodied

With tensions still high after Venezuela’s disputed election, in which Hugo Chávez’s hand-picked successor was named the winner, members of the Venezuelan parliament came to blows yesterday. Opposition leaders unfurled a banner declaring a “parliamentary coup” after the current pro-government leaders passed a measure denying the other side’s right to speak until they accept the Chavista, Nicolás Maduro, as the new president.

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Culture

Jussie Smollett Changes His Story Again

The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims. It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault. Smollett told GMA that the ... Read More
Politics & Policy

We’ll Regret This

Mitch McConnell says the president will sign the budget deal and he will also declare a national emergency to build the wall, as I expected. We’ll see the legal justifications he uses, but as a political and constitutional matter this is a long-term disaster. Oh, it might be good for Trump according to the ... Read More