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  • FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, a man takes a photo of a cruise ship in Havana harbor, Cuba. President Donald Trump announced a new policy in June that partially rolled back the recent diplomatic opening with Cuba. New regulations implementing that policy are being unveiled Wednesday.

    FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, a man takes a photo of a cruise ship in Havana harbor, Cuba. President Donald Trump announced a new policy in June that partially rolled back the recent diplomatic opening with Cuba. New regulations implementing that policy are being unveiled Wednesday.
    Associated Press

  • FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a panel discussion entitled, " The role of women in decision making," at the "World Youth Forum," a government-organized event, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.  el-Sissi said Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017, that Iran must stop "meddling" in the region's affairs and asking for dialogue so that the security of Arab Gulf countries is not be threatened. (MENA file via AP)

    FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a panel discussion entitled, " The role of women in decision making," at the "World Youth Forum," a government-organized event, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. el-Sissi said Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017, that Iran must stop "meddling" in the region's affairs and asking for dialogue so that the security of Arab Gulf countries is not be threatened. (MENA file via AP)
    Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The all-powerful assembly passed a wide-reaching law on Nov. 8 that clamps down on social media and broadcasters alike by ordering prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate.

    FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The all-powerful assembly passed a wide-reaching law on Nov. 8 that clamps down on social media and broadcasters alike by ordering prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate.
    Associated Press

 
 

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. WHAT'S INSPIRING DEMOCRATS ACROSS US

The party faithful say their victories in Virginia and New Jersey - their first of the young Trump era - mark the beginning of an anti-Trump wave that could re-shape the balance of power in Congress in 2018.

2. BEHIND SCENES, A SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Trump's two-day visit to China opens with diplomatic niceties, but thorny issues including trade and North Korea await behind closed doors.

3. CARNAGE AT SMALL-TOWN TEXAS CHURCH CLAIMED 8 CHILDREN

At least one eyewitness says the gunman specifically targeted babies who cried out during the attack, shooting them at point-blank range.

4. WHICH ISSUE DEMS BELIEVE HOLDS PROMISE

Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care, particularly widening Medicaid access for more low-income people.

5. EGYPT ISSUES POINTED WARNING TO IRAN

President el-Sissi calls on Tehran to stop "meddling" in the Middle East and says that the security of Arab Gulf countries must not be threatened.

6. HOW AN OBAMA INITIATIVE IS BEING ERODED

The Trump administration is imposing travel and commerce restrictions on Cuba that will make it harder for Americans to visit.

7. CRITICS SAY VENEZUELA CRIMINALIZING DISSENT

The nation's all-powerful constitutional assembly passes a wide-reaching law that clamps down on social media and broadcasters by ordering prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate.

8. 'THIS TAKES US A HUGE STEP FORWARD'

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease say that an experimental gene therapy proved remarkably successful.

9. WHO'S MARKING DECADE-LONG PARTNERSHIP

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are celebrating their 10-year anniversary as hosts of the Country Music Awards.

10. QB INJURIES OVERRIDING STORY IN NFL

During the first half of this season, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer, sensational rookie Deshaun Watson and Sam Bradford all have gone down.

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