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“The fight for freedom has begun!”

Pres. Trump after calling to congratulate Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, calling him the "interim president." Guaido declared himself interim president amid massive protests after Pres. Nicolas Maduro began his second term due to winning a disputed election in 2018. The U.S. is one of about 50 countries backing Guaidó. Russia is one of about 15 countries backing Maduro.
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“Unfortunately, consumers are often the ones who discover foreign objects that end up in processed foods.”

James E. Rogers, Ph.D., director of food safety research and testing at Consumer Reports on Tyson's recall of 36,000 pounds of its White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets (with a "best is used by date" of 11/26/19) due to concerns about rubber contamination. It's the fifth processed meat recall in less than a month linked to possible foreign objects.
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“We continue to have new cases occurring every week and almost by the day.”

Washington Sec. of Health John Wiesman addressing the largest measles outbreak in the state since 1996; a state of emergency has been declared. 39 cases have emerged tied to the outbreak, the majority in one county where an international traveler infected with measles came into a community with low vaccination rates. Washington is one of 9 states with measles outbreaks in 2019.
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“In light of global economic and financial developments and muted inflation pressures, the [Fed] will be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate.”

The Federal Reserve in a statement announcing it did not raise its key interest rate. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the economy is expected to grow "at a solid pace" in 2019, albeit slower than the "very strong pace of 2018."
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“The American people right now are much better than our political class.”

Howard Schultz in an interview with Fox News about his potential run for the presidency in 2020. The former CEO of Starbucks just released a new memoir and has not officially announced his candidacy, though he's said that he's considering it. Schultz says *if* he does run he would do so as an independent candidate and has criticized both parties for contributing to the dysfunction in D.C.
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