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Venezuela congress rejects what it denounces as government takeover

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected a government bid to usurp many of its powers, vowing to continue its legislative agenda and denouncing the move against it as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. “This is a parliament in resistance against an armed military dictatorship,”...
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