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Who Is Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?

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| The 35-year-old politician declared himself acting president this week, and has been recognized as the country's president by the Trump administration.

Putin Backs Maduro, As Kremlin Critics Cheer U.S. Support For Venezuela's Opposition

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President Vladimir Putin phoned Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro to express his support. But Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called President Trump's decision to back Juan Guaidó "outstanding."

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Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Is Found Alive In Woods Of North Carolina

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Casey Hathaway disappeared on Tuesday and was found tangled in a brier patch not far from his great-grandmother's house.

Are You A Federal Employee Who Found A New Job During The Shutdown? Tell Us

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Are you a federal worker who has quit during the shutdown? Have you found another job? NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear from you.

Jayme Closs To Receive $25,000 Reward For Saving Herself

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The 13-year-old was held captive for nearly three months. She escaped and helped authorities track down a suspect. A company that employed her parents is giving her the award money.

Militia Members Plead Guilty To 2017 Minnesota Mosque Bombing

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Two of three men accused admitted driving up from Illinois, leaving their cell phones at home and avoiding toll roads, to carry out an attack on the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center. No one was injured.

A Little Optimism, A Lot Of Pessimism: The 2019 Outlook For Humanitarian Crises

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An annual report from the U.N. humanitarian agency looks at the challenges ahead.

Lawsuits Allege 'Grave Harm' To Immigrant Children In Detention

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Over 10,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody. In the past year, lawyers say at least 170 willing sponsors were arrested and put in deportation proceedings after coming forward for the child.

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Should Young Americans Be Required To Do Public Service? Federal Panel Says Maybe

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The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service says it is considering how the nation could implement a universal service program and whether it should be mandatory or optional.