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Venezuela opposition marches against Maduro 'dictatorship'
By Alexandra Ulmer and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition supporters rallied throughout Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says Maduro must go before the situation worsens, but Venezuela's electoral authorities last week canceled a planned signature drive to hold a recall referendum against him, citing fraud. An enraged opposition said Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader who narrowly won election to succeed Hugo Chavez in 2013, had crossed the line.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:07:06 -0400
Bridgegate: Christie says he never knew, other say different
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained for three years that he didn't know anything about the George Washington Bridge lane closures either before they happened or while they were going on.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:04:14 -0400
Homeless advocates, Democrats appeal Ohio voting rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party filed a longshot appeal with the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the justices to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional ballots because of minor mistakes or omissions.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:04:02 -0400
Syria airstrikes kill 22, mostly children, outside school
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in Syria killed up to 22 people, mostly children, on Wednesday when warplanes struck a residential area housing a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists and rescue workers said.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:03:56 -0400
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