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The State Department booked 19 rooms at the Trump International Hotel Tower in Vancouver at a cost of more than $15,000 during the grand opening of the complex in February that was attended by the Trump children, per a FOIA request by The Washington Post.

The reason: The documents obtained showing the expenditure were highly redacted, but State told WaPo that generally "[e]mbassy and consulate personnel work with the Secret Service to provide assistance on security matters as necessary for conditions in the particular host country."

Worth noting: The Trump hotel in Vancouver isn't actually owned by The Trump Organization — it simply got its name and branding via a management and licensing deal, and Trump earns royalties from the arrangement.

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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.

Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.