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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted in private that keeping up opposition efforts against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been “devilishly difficult” — a far cry from the administration’s public position on the strength of the effort to oust Maduro, The Washington Post reported.
A senior State Department official, who helped coordinate the Trump administration move to declare an emergency over escalated tensions between the U.S. and Iran, has been pushed out of the department, The Wall Street Journal reported.
A Texas English teacher was recommended for termination by the Fort Worth school board on Tuesday evening over tweets she sent publicly to President Trump asking him for assistance in “removing illegals” from her school district, according to local reports.