Vanessa Romo

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Venezuela's Maduro Institutes Plan To Ration Electricity As Outages Spur More Protest

Monday, April 01, 2019

The president pleaded with the public to remain calm and resist violence as the country's top "specialists, scientists and hackers" work to put an end to power, water and communications blackouts.

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Joe Biden Offered 'Expressions Of Affection' But Denies Inappropriate Behavior

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The former vice president and likely presidential candidate said he does not believe he acted inappropriately. "If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully," Biden said in a statement.

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Pope Issues New Edict Requiring Vatican Officials To Report Sex Abuse Allegations

Friday, March 29, 2019

Applicable only to Vatican personnel and diplomats around the world, it is the first unified policy for the protection of children and vulnerable adults. But critics say it doesn't go far enough.

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Why Did The Pope Refuse To Let Worshippers Kiss His Ring? 'Hygiene'

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"He wants to avoid the risk of contagion for the people, not for him," Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti told reporters on Thursday.

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Saudi Arabia Releases 3 Women's Rights Activists From Prison, Others Still Held

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Those who were freed were among activists who appeared in court on Wednesday. Several allege they've been subjected to sexual abuse and torture throughout their imprisonment. The trials are ongoing.

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Historic Manuscripts Saved From St. Louis Fire

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A four-alarm fire at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum on Tuesday nearly destroyed a large collection of artifacts. But firefighters were able to preserve many of the rare items.

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Hong Kong Refugee Who Sheltered Snowden Granted Asylum In Canada

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Vanessa Rodel and her daughter, Keana, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday after years of living in legal limbo. They and other refugees helped NSA leaker Edward Snowden after he fled the U.S.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Phishing Scheme That Fleeced Facebook, Google Of $100 Million

Monday, March 25, 2019

Evaldas Rimasauskas admitted to his role in helping to orchestrate a two-year-long scam that tricked employees into wiring more than $100 million to his own company's bank accounts.

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Trump Formally Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

Monday, March 25, 2019

President Trump said the move, reversing decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East and drawing sharp international criticism, was "a long time in the making."

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State-Funded Adoption Agencies In Michigan Barred From Refusing LGBTQ Parents

Friday, March 22, 2019

Attorney General Dana Nessel reached a settlement with the ACLU. It requires agencies not to discriminate against gay people who want to adopt or foster children referred by the state.

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Ex-Brazilian President Arrested In Sweeping Anti-Corruption Probe

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Former President Michel Temer was one of several political and business leaders arrested on Thursday, accused of misappropriating funds in a construction graft scam.

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Oklahoma Sheriff And Deputies Resign Over 'Dangerous' Jail

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"The condition of the jail is such that it does not comply with constitutional standards," Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett told reporters after tendering her resignation.

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California Jury Finds Roundup Caused Man's Cancer

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer was a "substantial factor" in causing non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the plaintiff. It's the second verdict against the Bayer product.

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USC Suspends Accounts Of Students Allegedly Linked To Admissions Bribery Scandal

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"This prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review," officials said, as they scramble to restore trust in the application process.

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After New Zealand Attacks, Muslim-Americans Call For Action Against Rising Bigotry

Friday, March 15, 2019

On Friday, Muslim-Americans urged political leaders and tech companies to confront the spread of hate and racism that has led to scores of worshippers being slaughtered in religious institutions.

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State Department Says All U.S. Diplomats Have Left Venezuela

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The embassy is closed but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Venezuelans the U.S. stands by interim President Juan Guaidó and supports Venezuelans' aspirations to live in a democracy.

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Saudi Arabia Rejects Calls For Independent Investigation Into Khashoggi Killing

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The kingdom's leading human rights leader said demands to "internationalize" the probe would be "tantamount to the international community doubting the integrity of our judicial apparatus."

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Dozens Of Schoolchildren Feared Dead In Nigerian Building Collapse

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The three-story structure crumpled into a pile of concrete slabs Wednesday. About 100 nursery and primary school students are believed to have been inside. At least 37 people have been rescued.

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Cardinal George Pell, Former Vatican Official, Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

He had been convicted of sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne, Australia, two decades ago. He is 77 and will be eligible for parole in three years and eight months.

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Trump Administration Seeks To Close International Immigration Offices

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is in "preliminary discussions" to shutter 23 field offices around the world to save millions. Critics say it will exacerbate a processing bottleneck.

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