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WASHINGTON (AP) — While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Masses of protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
With just 13 days to go before Americans choose a new president, Republican contender Donald Trump took a brief break from campaigning Wednesday to promote his new hotel in Washington, not far from the White House. The Trump International Hotel -- located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Old Post Office -- had a soft opening on September 12, an occasion marked with great fanfare by the Manhattan billionaire businessman himself. Before a crowd of several hundred "VIPs" including former House speaker Newt Gingrich and journalists, Trump boasted that the hotel was finished "ahead of schedule" and "under budget" -- without offering specific figures.