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President Trump's proposed budget for next year would cut the funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy by about 95 percent, basically a death blow, Politico reports. That's according to an internal email from the office that's currently in charge of fighting the opioid crisis. "These drastic proposed cuts are frankly heartbreaking," acting Director Rich Baum said in the email.

Between the lines: It's worth watching closely, but remember that Trump's budget is just a proposal and Congress doesn't have to approve it. It's already said no to the National Institutes of Health cuts Trump wanted.

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Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Marc Short with Katie Miller, Vice President Pence's communications director, in March. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times via Reuters

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force.

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Opposition leader Leopoldo López flees Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López outside the Spanish embassy in Caracas, in 2019. Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images

Leopoldo López, a former political prisoner and prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, has left the country, his Popular Will party confirmed in a statement Saturday.

Why it matters: He's been an influential force in the push to oust President Nicolás Maduro's regime and a mentor to opposition leader Juan Guaidó. He'd been in the Spanish ambassador's Caracas residence since escaping house arrest in April 2019 following a failed military uprising.