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48-hour strike begins in Venezuela

CNN's Paula Newton spoke to Venezuelans preparing for a 48-hour general strike, ahead of a controversial vote which could broaden President Nicolas Maduro's control over the country.

Killer of San Antonio woman set for execution…

Attorneys for a 46-year-old Texas death row inmate convicted of fatally slashing a woman in her San Antonio apartment are trying to halt his execution

Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6…

Another inmate is dead from violence at a state prison in central Alabama

Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution…

Ohio has put to death a child killer in the state's first execution in more than three years following a prolonged search for lethal drugs

EPA chief Scott Pruitt shifts focus to Superfund…

EPA chief Scott Pruitt shifts agency focus from climate change to Superfund site cleanups, but some local residents, like those near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, are still waiting to see progress

Stunning full-circle rainbow spotted from top of…

Raw video: Construction crew captures rare site while working on skyscraper in St. Petersburg, Russia

UN: Helicopter monitoring fighting in Mali has crashed

The United Nations says a helicopter from the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali that was monitoring "confrontations" on the ground has crashed

Texas officer hurt, suspect killed in early-morning gunfight

Authorities say a police officer is in serious condition after a fatal gunfight outside an apartment complex in San Antonio

MTV goes gender-neutral in VMA categories, and…

On Tuesday MTV announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards – and revealed that the Best Male and Best Female Video categories have been combined into one for Artist of the Year. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports from the Orange Room.

James McAvoy spies insane action in 'Atomic…

A broken hand didn't stop James McAvoy teaming up with Charlize Theron for this new espionage thriller.

Burundi's feared youth wing out in force

Thousands of 'Imbonerakure' youth wing party members rally in support of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

The New York Times - Anatomy of a Scene | ‘Atom…

From The New York Times: The director David Leitch narrates a sequence featuring Charlize Theron.By: By MEKADO MURPHY. Watch the original video on Times Video: https://nyti.ms/2tWOZ5I

Kushner was 'very forthcoming,' says House Intel…

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., discusses testimony from Jared Kushner and why he gives him 'big points' for being open ahead of this week's hearing. Rep. Himes also discusses Donald Trump Jr.

Matthews: Sessions seems on his way out

Sessions’ original sin was to give up the sword and shield he was given to protect Donald Trump. By "recusing" himself in the Russian matter, he abdicated his role as palace guard.

Trump Laywer: ‘Nothing Illegal’ About Trum…

President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow tells Chuck “there was nothing illegal to cover up” about Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians during the campaign. Plus, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) talks developments on the health care bill.

Want To Talk To your Pet? Amazon Says A Pet…

We all talk to our dogs. But Amazon may have some new tech on the way that may make it possible for them to talk back. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care…

President Donald Trump is accusing a Republican senator of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law

West Virginia orders halt to Rover Pipeline segments

West Virginia environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction where it found permit violations damaging several streams

UK economy slows, some sectors speed

Britain's economy gathered only a little speed in the second quarter after almost stalling at the start of the year, propped up by the services sector and a booming film industry. Laura Frykberg reports.

Invitation: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in…

An invitation to President Donald Trump's news conference with Wisconsin officials says electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid-crystal display panel plant in the state

UN urges Congo to hold elections by Dec. 31 deadline

The UN Security Council is urging Congo's government to swiftly implement an agreement to hold presidential elections by the end of the year, warning that failure to do so will increase the risk of insecurity and instability in the country and the region

Trump Says He's Barring Transgender People From…

President Donald Trump said on Twitter the U.S. will not "allow or accept" any transgender people to serve openly in the military.

The beauty of Bangkok

Thailand's popular city of Bangkok is filled with luxury and culture. Tomeka Jones reports.

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing…

Against a backdrop of attacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos plans to ask hackers and security experts at the Black Hat conference to re-focus on defense