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Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake' Reseeding the 2019 NCAA tournament field for the round of 32

Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, called for the immediate release of Marrero and warned that "Maduro has made another big mistake," adding that the arrest "will not go unanswered." Guaido invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud. Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the OPEC nation's economy, has called Guaido a puppet of the United States and said he should "face justice," but has not explicitly called for his arrest. Top U.S. officials have repeatedly warned Maduro not to touch Guaido and his inner circle, but it is unclear what more they can do.


We started with 68 on Tuesday night. Now we're down to 32. Here's how we rank them heading into Saturday.
'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault rifles Meet UC Irvine, California's top college basketball team

'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault riflesNew Zealand's Jacinda Ardern announces ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles after mosque shootings.


Long overshadowed by fellow California schools such as UCLA, USC and Cal, UC Irvine pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far.
The Latest: Nebraska puts flood damage at more than $640 mln D'Antoni: Harden's 61 'one of best performances'

The Latest: Nebraska puts flood damage at more than $640 mlnKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):


After scoring 57 points on Wednesday, James Harden had his teammates and coach shaking their heads in awe by scoring 61 in Houston's 111-105 win over the Spurs on Friday night.
See Photos of the New 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Lakers officially miss playoffs for 6th year in row

See Photos of the New 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe


Friday night's loss to the Nets officially eliminated the Lakers from postseason contention for the sixth straight year.
Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets Lonzo axes pal over allegations $1.5M is missing

Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super HornetsThe Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.


Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand over concerns that the family friend has a criminal past and also has not adequately accounted for the whereabouts of roughly $1.5 million from Ball's accounts.


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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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