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Venezuela Gives Maduro Power to Rule

Venezuela's parliament granted President Nicolas Maduro new powers Sunday, enabling him to legislate by decree until the end of the year.  He says parliament's action Sunday allows him to defend the country from threats from the U.S. government. Maduro asked for the expanded powers after the U.S. placed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials accused of human rights violations. Opposition leaders say the new powers are nothing more than a power grab designed to detract...

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