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President Trump accused the Washington Post of lying in a report that said he planned to end a CIA train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime.

Response from Adam Entous, one of the reporters on the story: "Not sure I understand @realDonaldTrump's critique. Our story was about his decision to end support to Syrian rebels fight Assad."

Between the lines: While slamming the report, Trump seemed to confirm the key point of it — that the program would be ended. He didn't stop there, accusing the Post of using its reporting to "keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly" (like Amazon, the Post is owned by Jeff Bezos) in two further tweets.

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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.