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Biden denies former assemblywoman’s allegations

On March 31, former Vice President Joe Biden released a statement defending himself and denying inappropriate allegations made by Lucy Flores, a former Nevada state assemblywoman, according to The New York Times. 

Trump continues to endorse Venezuelan interim president

On Feb. 18, President Donald Trump advised that military officials in Venezuela support their self-declared interim president, Juan Guaidó. Trump also said that they should permit humanitarian aid for Venezuela, according to CNN.

Former mayor wins presidential election in El Salvador

Nayib Bukele, former mayor of El Salvador’s capital of San Salvador, was elected as the country’s president in a landslide victory on Feb. 3, The Guardian reported. 

Trump’s organization under fire for campaign violations

Recently, federal prosecutors in New York have requested interviews with executives of The Trump Organization, which signals a growing potential threat to President Donald Trump and those in his realm who are under investigation by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office, according to CNN.

Political confidant pleads not guilty to Mueller charges

On Jan. 25, FBI officials arrested longtime Republican political operative Roger Stone at his Florida home for lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering, according to NBC News. Stone’s alleged crimes include covering up his involvement with

Gas tax increase ignites unrest throughout France

More than a quarter million people took part in demonstrations in France on Nov. 17 to protest against planned increases in gas taxes. Most of the demonstrators around the country wore yellow construction vests as they protested in suburbs and more rural parts of France, where people rely on their cars to get to work, according to The New York Times.

FBI arrests man in connection to mailing pipe bombs

A man accused of sending at least 14 pipe bombs to prominent Democratic leaders and critics of President Donald Trump has been formally charged with five federal crimes in Miami, according to The Independent.

Migrant caravan continues journey to U.S.

A caravan of more than 8,000 Central American migrants is currently on its way to the U.S.-Mexico border, and other groups are already following in its footsteps, according to CNN.

Hackers compromise Facebook users’ security

Facebook announced a major security breach into its network on Sept. 28.

Sexual misconduct claims stall justice confirmation

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces delays in his nomination process due to recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Boko Haram seizes northern Nigerian town

The Nigerian military has restored order after the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram took control of the town of Gudumbali on Sept. 7, according to The Guardian.

Senator McCain dies after battle with cancer

Arizona Senator John McCain died in his home on Saturday, Aug. 25 after a losing a long fight with brain cancer, according to The New York Times. He was 81 years old.

Deadliest plane crash in Algerian history kills 257

Algeria suffered its deadliest plane crash in history on April 11, killing at least 257 people and leaving few survivors, according to CNN.

Sierra Leone peacefully elects new president

Sierra Leone elected its new president amidst rising tensions between the opposition and ruling parties on March 31, according to The New York Times.

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