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Venezuelan students took to the streets in protest Friday after authorities halted a drive to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro, creating what the opposition called a "very dangerous scenario" for the crisis-torn country. Opposition leaders were due to give a press conference later in the day to announce their next moves now that authorities have quashed their main strategy to get rid of the man they accuse of driving the oil-rich country to the brink of economic collapse. The National Electoral Council (CNE) said Thursday it had indefinitely suspended the recall referendum process, after criminal courts in four states ruled the opposition had committed fraud in an initial petition drive.
Invigorated by both her commanding poll numbers and eyebrow-raising declarations by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton returned to campaigning Friday seeking to keep her boot on her rival's neck in the final weeks of their roller-coaster presidential race. Clinton, who is vying to be America's first female president, heads to Ohio aiming to block Trump's efforts to claim the key battleground, while the Manhattan real estate mogul hosts rallies in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Trump, 70, sent the campaign into uncharted waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result and could launch a legal challenge if Clinton wins -- a surprising rejection of political norms.