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Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

In a story May 26 about the release of an American jailed in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. government had imposed sanctions on Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. It has not. A corrected version of the story is below: Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah Read more

Trump welcomes freed Venezuelan prisoner to White House

President Donald Trump welcomed American citizen Josh Holt, who was released Saturday morning from prison in Venezuela after two years, to the Oval Office this evening. "I just want to welcome you to the Oval Office, welcome you to the White House," Trump said. "You've got through a lot. More than Read more

Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes

Even if conciliatory rhetoric revives U.S.- North Korea summit plans, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are still left with the gaping disconnect over what a deal on North Korea's nukes would look like. Observers of the soap opera-style Trump-Kim summit drama that has played out this week Read more