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Gregory Bull / AP

The AP has now released the full text of the draft Homeland Security memo at the center of its report that the Trump administration is considering calling up 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants.

The White House called the AP's report "100% not true" and stated "this is not a White House document." DHS confirmed the memo was authentic but disputed the AP's report that it was authored by Homeland Security secretary John Kelly. A DHS spokesman told Axios that having Kelly's name on the document isn't a sign that he'd seen it, but rather that staffers were passing it back and forth before final approval. Nonetheless, the AP released the memo today, and here it is:

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Venezuela's predictable elections herald an uncertain future

The watchful eyes of Hugo Chávez on an election poster in Caracas. Photo: Cristian Hernandez/AFP via Getty

Venezuelans will go to the polls on Sunday, Nicolás Maduro will complete his takeover of the last opposition-held body, and much of the world will refuse to recognize the results.

The big picture: The U.S. and dozens of other countries have backed an opposition boycott of the National Assembly elections on the grounds that — given Maduro's tactics (like tying jobs and welfare benefits to voting), track record, and control of the National Electoral Council — they will be neither free nor fair.

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.