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Who is Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s self-declared president?

Juan Guaido has declared himself president of Venezuela — a move quickly endorsed by several Latin American countries, as well as Canada and the United States. Just two months ago, many people around the world, and even inside Venezuela, may not have known Guaido’s name. The 35-year-old engineer was a member of Venezuela’s Congress, elected to the National Assembly in 2015. He ...

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British scientists hope gene-edited chickens will help ward off the next pandemic

British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic. The first of the transgenic chicks will be hatched later this year at the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, said Wendy Barclay, a professor of virology at Imperial College London ...

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‘So what?’ If Trump and Cohen discussed testimony, Giuliani says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony. But, he added, “so what” if they did? Giuliani appeared on CNN, where he said he did not know if Trump had discussed with Cohen a 2017 congressional interview at which Cohen has admitted lying ...

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Court declares Felix Tshisekedi winner of disputed Congo presidential vote

Congo’s Constitutional Court early Sunday declared the election of Felix Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated on Tuesday. The declaration came shortly after the African Union in an unprecedented move asked Congo to delay announcing ...

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