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U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers
4:02am, 6th April, 2019

U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday stepped up efforts to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office by imposing new sanctions on its oil shipments, and promising "stronger action" against Cuba for helping to keep the regime afloat.
19-year-old ex-convict charged in Los Angeles slashing attacks
8:12pm, 5th April, 2019

19-year-old ex-convict charged in Los Angeles slashing attacks

A 19-year-old ex-convict who prosecutors say slashed the faces of nine people as he rode through the streets of Los Angeles and surrounding communities on a bicycle was charged on Friday with aggravated mayhem and attempted robbery, prosecutors said.
Nebraska woman says carrying her gay son's baby was her gift
3:12pm, 5th April, 2019

Nebraska woman says carrying her gay son's baby was her gift

When Cecile Eledge offered to carry a baby for her adult son and his husband, they thought she was kidding - and that her doctors in the family's Nebraska hometown would balk at a 61-year-old woman serving as a surrogate for a gay couple.