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Venezuela's gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction

By REGINA GARCIA CANO 55 minutes ago MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks between the sides. The agreement signed in Mexico City by representatives of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition, including the faction backed by the United States ...

Tom Yossarian Joad

Trump's Latest Dinner Guest: Nick Fuentes, White Supremacist

Former President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday night had dinner with Nick Fuentes, an outspoken antisemite and racist who is one of the country’s most prominent young white supremacists, at Mr. Trump’s private club in Florida, advisers to Mr. Trump conceded on Friday. Also at the dinner was the performer Kanye West, who has also been condemned for making antisemitic statements. Mr. West traveled to meet with Mr. Trump at the club, Mar-a-Lago, and brought Mr. Fuentes along, the advisers said. The ...

Omaha Steve

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

2 hours ago WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an "unacceptable risk" to national security. The five-member Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale of certain technology products that pose security risks to U.S. critical infrastructure. I ...

Omaha Steve

Mexico wants American extradited on charges in tourist death

today CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican prosecutors have filed charges against a U.S. woman suspected of killing another American seen being beaten in a viral video. Prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur did not name the suspect in the Oct. 29 death of Shanquella Robinson. But on Thursday, they said they had approached Mexican federal prosecutors and diplomats to try to get the woman extradited to face charges in Mexico. Robinson’s death at a resort development in San Jose del ...

William769

Crime coverage on Fox News halved once US midterms were over

(The Guardian) In the weeks leading up to the US midterm elections, the message from Fox News was clear: violent crime is surging, cities are dangerous hellscapes and Democrats are responsible. With the vote over, however, the rightwing news channel appeared to decide things weren’t that bad after all and decreased its coverage of violent crime by 50% compared with the pre-election average. “I think this shows pretty clearly that the amount of Fox coverage of violent crime doesn’t really have anything to do with the level of violent crime in America – it has to do with the political benefits,” said Matt Gertz, a senior fellow at Media Matters.

babylonsister

President Joe Biden Says He'll 'Count Votes' For Assault Weapon Ban

(Daily Beast) President Joe Biden said in a brief press gaggle on Thursday that he'll “count votes” in an attempt to pass through a federal assault rifle ban in a lame-duck session of Congress this winter. “I’m going to try and get rid of assault weapons,” Biden said, according to MSNBC. “The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not a single, solitary rationale for it.”

brooklynite

MSNBC's Joy Reid accepts Herschel Walker debate challenge

(New York Daily News) MSNBC personality Joy Reid has accepted a debate challenge from Senate candidate Herschel Walker. The back-and-forth began Tuesday when Reid tweeted video of the Georgia football-star-turned-candidate appearing on Fox News between Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. During that TV appearance, Walker used the word “erection” when he meant to say “election.” His conservative colleagues played along like nothing happened.

Omaha Steve

Biden brings Thanksgiving pies to Nantucket first responders

(AP) President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered at least half a dozen pumpkin pies to Massachusetts firefighters during a Thanksgiving Day show of appreciation and his toddler grandson walked away with a red fire hat topping his blond curls. Biden had expressed appreciation for firefighters and other emergency personnel earlier in the day when he and his wife, Jill, spoke by telephone to the hosts of NBC’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

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