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  1. Three members of the Venezuelan National Guard deserted their posts Saturday on Venezuela's border with Colombia, the Colombian immigration department said.
  2. At least two people have died and 17 were injured Friday in a standoff between a local indigenous community and the Venezuelan military over deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to local authorities.
  3. Elliott Abrams, who was appointed by the Trump administration to oversee its Venezuela policy, was questioned by Democratic lawmakers, including a tense exchange with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
  4. Self-declared Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido's supporters and their US backers say he is gaining increasing military support, even as the political standoff with embattled President Nicolas Maduro erupted in violence Friday when security forces at the border killed at least two people.
  5. US national security adviser John Bolton has canceled his trip to South Korea next week, even as preparations ramp up for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  6. They used to be working professionals in Venezuela, but the long-running crisis is forcing women to go to Colombia to find ways for their families to survive. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
  7. The human toll of the Venezuelan crisis is evident in the women's faces.
  8. Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office.
  9. President Donald Trump has agreed to keep about 400 US troops in Syria after the withdrawal of most US forces there this spring, a senior administration official said. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
  10. First things first: The theme song of the week is Thank You for Being A Friend from the show The Golden Girls written by Andrew Gold and sung by Cynthia Fee.
  11. The public will have to wait a little longer to read Paul Manafort's sentencing memo from special counsel Robert Mueller.
  12. The New York Times reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) berated a staffer after they forgot her eating utensils, ate her salad with a hair comb then directed a staffer to clean it.
  13. President Donald Trump's critics are increasingly focused on the question of which Democrat will challenge him for the presidency in 2020. It's an important question, but another one might be even more important: Regardless of who runs in 2020, if Trump loses, will he leave the Oval Office peacefully?
  14. Brexit could be on the brink of being postponed.
  15. President Trump responded to the arrest of Christopher Paul Hasson, who is alleged to be a white supremacist, that had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians as well as several journalists from CNN and MSNBC.
  16. The US Department of Health and Human Services issued its draft final rule to revise the Title X family planning program Friday, jeopardizing a decades-old program that serves millions of low-income people, critics say.
  17. Singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing after he was indicted on charges of sexual abuse spanning from 1998 to 2010.
  18. Rep. David Byrd, a Tennessee state legislator, has been accused of sexual assault by women he once trained as a basketball coach. CNN's Victor Blackwell speaks to one of Byrd's accusers who confronted the state lawmaker about the abuse.
  19. Sister Veronica Openibo, a Nigerian-born nun, is one of only three women to address an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse here in Rome.
  20. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is ready for another Cuban missile crisis if the United States wants one. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
  21. At least 94 people have died and more than 150 have been hospitalized after consuming tainted alcohol in India, officials said.
  22. The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school yard in Queens, Detective George Tourovakas told CNN.
  23. Urban, rural, suburban, red, blue and purple, American teachers from across the United States have been on strike. So far this year, teachers have picketed in one of the wealthiest states -- California, which has strong protections for public unions -- and one of the poorest: West Virginia, which has rolled back union protections in recent years.
  24. Multiple bomb blasts rocked the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri just hours before presidential polls opened on Saturday.
  25. What will they do in place of Amazon?
  26. Late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah take on the Jussie Smollett scandal.
  27. A teen fell more than four stories to the ground after he was attempting to take a selfie with his friends on a bridge in Dallas.
  28. While there's early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.
  29. A bee with a 2.5 inch wingspan and body roughly the size of a human thumb has been rediscovered after being thought by some to be extinct.
  30. Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots in 1994 from an owner who wanted to move the team to St. Louis and call them the Stallions.
  31. President Trump responded to the news that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said.
  32. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday.

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