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The president of Venezuela's National Congress, Juan Guaidó. Photo: Roman Camacho/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Venezuelan authorities released opposition leader and congressman Juan Guaidó after briefly detaining him on Sunday while he was en route to an anti-government political rally, per AP.

Why it matters: His brief detention comes just days after President Nicolás Maduro assumed power for a second six-year term, which the U.S. government said it will not recognize. Guaidó has been mounting a campaign to oust Maduro, and White House national security adviser John Bolton highlighted his work in a statement Friday: "We support the courageous decision of the National Assembly President, Juan Guaidó, to invoke protections under Venezuela’s constitution and declare that Maduro does not legitimately hold the country’s presidency."

Go deeper: The grim list of problems Venezuela faces in Maduro's 2nd term

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America fought the pandemic economy — and won

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The U.S. economy is emerging from the pandemic with more well-paying jobs for those who want them, less hunger, less poverty, higher wages, less inequality, and more wealth for everyday Americans.

Why it matters: None of these outcomes were expected when the pandemic began. All of them are the result of massive government programs.

The biggest toss-up in TV

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The future of television likely rests on the winner of an intense bidding war for one of the most sought-after programming packages in America: NFL's Sunday Ticket. 

Why it matters: The winner of this multi-billion-dollar battle between tech giants and traditional media companies will have an enormous advantage as premium sports content goes digital.

Obesity in children accelerated during the pandemic

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Children and teens gained weight at a more "alarming" rate during the pandemic, especially those who are overweight or obese, a CDC report out Thursday shows.

Why it matters: The study, which analyzed more than 430,000 kids ages two- to 19-years-old, supports warnings by experts who said the nationwide closures of schools and early child care settings may have reduced the ability for children to have regular physical activity and access to healthy meals.

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