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Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume

The Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume “limited” energy production in Venezuela in an effort to support restarted negotiations between Maduro's government and its opposition.
President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium
President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium

Inside a U.S. and Colombian operation to bust human traffickers

NBC News embedded with Homeland Security Investigations in Colombia as it teamed with local law enforcement to arrest the alleged leaders of an international smuggling network.
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E. Jean Carroll, writer who accused Trump of 1990s rape, files new lawsuit

Carroll's lawyer filed the legal papers electronically as the Adult Survivor’s Act temporarily lifted the state’s usual deadlines for suing over sexual assault.
NEW YORK - JUNE 21, 2019: E. Jean Carroll at her home in New York state.
NEW YORK - JUNE 21, 2019: E. Jean Carroll at her home in New York state.
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Cooling job market doesn't take the heat off the holiday hiring spree

To increasing staffing levels amid a stiff competition for workers, companies have been drastically speeding up the hiring process, boosting pay and holding mass hiring events.
Amazon Sortation Center In Georgia Prepares For Holiday Rush
Amazon Sortation Center In Georgia Prepares For Holiday Rush

Biden says he'll renew push for assault weapons ban following spate of mass shootings

The president and first lady also called the owners of Club Q, the LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs where a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, killing five people.
Joe Biden Thanksgiving Holiday
Joe Biden Thanksgiving Holiday
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There is a growing shadow campaign to defend Joe Biden from House Republicans

The president hasn’t said if he's running for office again yet, but Democrats are already preparing efforts to defend him ahead of an expected rematch with Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden in Washington
President Joe Biden in Washington

Democrat Mary Peltola defeats Sarah Palin in race for Alaska's at-large House seat

Peltola made history in August, becoming the first Native Alaskan seated in Congress after she won the special election to replace longtime GOP Rep. Don Young, who died in March.
Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.
Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election in Alaska, fending off Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka

Murkowski, one of only seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump at his second impeachment trial, emerged victorious after the race went to a ranked-choice runoff.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski attends a news conference at the Capitol
Sen. Lisa Murkowski attends a news conference at the Capitol
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Black voters in Louisiana ‘embarrassed’ by state’s failure to pass anti-slavery amendment

“Are they trying to trick us into voting for slavery?” asked John Miles, a 41-year-old Black truck driver in Monroe.
A guard tower at Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola.
A guard tower at Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola.

Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

Abortion providers who had resumed performing the procedure will again have to stop.
Image: Protesters march past the National Center for Civil and Human Rights during a protest against the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization on June 25, 2022 in Atlanta.
Image: Protesters march past the National Center for Civil and Human Rights during a protest against the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization on June 25, 2022 in Atlanta.

Georgia Supreme Court rejects Republican bid to halt early voting in the Senate runoff Saturday

The state GOP had sought to block a lower court's ruling that allowed voting Nov. 26 in the election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, and challenger Herschel Walker.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, left, and challenger Herschel Walker.