France attack: Authorities identify ISIS-linked gunman as Moroccan

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The Climate Is Changing For Climate Skeptics

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Texas murder suspect accused in 3 attacks on elderly women

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Phone calls, dismissal threats: Venezuela pressures state workers to vote

Phone calls, dismissal threats: Venezuela pressures state workers to voteBy Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) – State workers in Venezuela are receiving frequent phone calls, pressure from bosses and threats of dismissal to ensure they vote in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s controversial new congress on Sunday. The unpopular leftist Maduro is pushing ahead with the election to create a powerful new legislature despite four months of deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich South American nation, which is reeling from food shortages, runaway inflation and violent crime. Maduro says the 545-seat Constituent Assembly, which will have the power to dissolve all other state institutions, will overcome the “armed insurrection” to bring peace to Venezuela.

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly: what we know

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly: what we knowVenezuela held elections Sunday for a Constituent Assembly backed by embattled President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution. Opposition activists and some foreign countries have doubts. The Constituent Assembly will be a “superagency” with authority above all government branches, including the one-chamber National Assembly.

Deadly protests mar Venezuela ballot as voters snub Maduro assembly

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