U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands during a meeting with Joshua Holt after his return to the U.S. Photo: Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images

Joshua Holt, the U.S. citizen detained in Venezuela by the Maduro regime since the summer of 2016 has returned home following Trump's Saturday morning announcement.

What they're saying: President Trump congratulated Holt on his return saying "you were a tough one, I have to tell you, that was a tough situation," adding "you've gone through a lot, more than most people could endure." Holt, following Trump's remarks in the Oval Office, expressed his saying, "I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude for you guys for everything that you've done," explaining his time detained in the crime-stricken country had "been a very, very difficult two years." [Go deeper: Why it matters: The release of U.S. citizen Joshua Holt from Venezuela]

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Fauci says if people won't wear masks, maybe it should be mandated

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

Harris to Black voters: Casting a ballot is about honoring your ancestors

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks at a "Get Out The Vote" rally at Morehouse College. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris appealed to Black voters in Georgia on Friday, urging them to "honor the ancestors" by casting ballots, and again calling President Trump a "racist."

Why it matters: The U.S. saw a significant decline in African-American voter turnout between 2012 and 2016, reaching its lowest point since 2000. Higher turnout among Black Americans this year could tip the balance in favor of Democrats in key battleground states, including Georgia.

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