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“The moment is now.”

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó who has taken to the streets of Venezuela's capital in order to call for a military uprising in what he says is the “final phase of Operation Freedom” to remove embattled President Nicolás Maduro. The Venezuelan gov't calls it an attempted coup by traitors with the support of right-wing challengers.
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“The whale seemed playful but our instincts said that it was also asking for help to get out of the harness.”

Marine biologist, Jorgen Ree Wiig, who works for Norway's Directorate of Fisheries. He was contacted when a local fisherman encountered a Beluga whale with a unique harness around its body with the words "Equipment St. Petersburg" raising speculation the whale was used by the Russian Navy, which has a history of using marine life for military purposes.
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“This is a case in which law enforcement was able to identify a man consumed with hate and bent on mass murder, and stop him before he could carry out his attack.”

U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna announcing a thwarted terror plot. Authorities arrested a 26-year-old U.S. Army veteran who had converted to Islam for planning to use improvised explosive devices as retaliation for the attack against mosques in New Zealand.
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“Our battle today is a battle of attrition, and we will prolong it for the enemy…”

ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a new video speaking about the strength of the terrorist organization despite losses of territory in Syria. He hasn't been seen on video in 5 years, leading some to speculate he was dead. Experts say his appearance will invigorate ISIS. Al-Baghdadi praised the Easter Day attack in Sri Lanka, reportedly carried out by a group connected to ISIS.
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“We keep the faith, we follow the rules, and we always put America first.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the final words of his resignation letter to Pres. Trump. He will leave the Justice Dept. on May 11th. Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to oversee the Special Counsel investigation. Although often avoiding the spotlight, reports have painted Rosenstein as both an active critic of the President or a partisan supporter.
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“Ladies, anything is possible.”

Model Halima Aden on her history-making campaign in The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The magazine, known for its provocative images, says she's the first Muslim model to pose wearing a burkini (swimwear that covers the whole body except face, hands, feet) and hijab (traditional Muslim head covering). Aden, a Somali-Muslim American, spent the first year of her life in a refugee camp in Kenya before immigrating to the U.S.
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