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  • The US is going after Venezuela over aircraft it says endangered US military planes

    The US added to its sanctions on the Venezuelan government on Tuesday, designating 15 aircraft as blocked property of the country's state oil firm. In addition to transport, two of the aircraft were involved in unsafe and unprofessional incidents with US military aircraft in 2019, the Treasury Department said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US unveiled its latest sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, announcing that the...

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  • This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the US can

    MISSION, Texas - President Donald Trump took office vowing to build "a big, beautiful wall" along the 1,954-mile U.S.-Mexico border, but so far the federal government has managed to build only about one mile of new border wall. Texas may be the biggest obstacle. Unlike in other states, most of the United States borderland in Texas is privately owned, which has delayed construction by the U.S.

  • Facts First: Pompeo says Trump has always relied on US intelligence. Here's what the facts say.

    In answering questions on Friday about the decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that as President, Donald Trump has shown confidence in the intelligence agencies and their work. But this is contradicted by Trump's repeated, high-profile disavowals of their findings