An opposition demonstrator waves a Venezuelan national flag during clashes with soldiers loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

CNN and BBC have been taken off the air by the Venezuelan government after violent street clashes erupted on Tuesday instigated by supporters of National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó, amid a push to oust embattled President Nicolás Maduro.

Details: CNN reports that broadcast providers DirecTV, Net Uno, Intercable and Telefónica have "all received orders from Venezuela's government regulator Conatel to block CNN" after the network broadcast a feed showing a military vehicle running over protesters. A BBC spokesperson also told CNN that BBC Global News has been taken off the air in the country. Guaidó's call for a military uprising against Maduro quickly gained support from the Trump administration.

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U.S. policy shift will allow taxpayer funding for projects in West Bank settlements

Friedman (L) with Netanyahu. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. and Israel will announce tomorrow that they are expanding three agreements on scientific cooperation to include Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: This is a substantial policy shift for the U.S., which did not previously allow its taxpayers' money to be spent in the Israeli settlements.

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  1. Politics: Obama: Trump is "jealous of COVID's media coverage" Axios-Ipsos poll: Federal response has only gotten worse.
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  3. Business: Winter threat spurs new surge of startup activity.
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  6. World: Putin mandates face masks.

McConnell: Confirming Amy Coney Barrett will help GOP retain Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed no regrets about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's controversial confirmation, telling Politico in an interview that he believes the decision to place her on the Supreme Court just a week before the election will help Republicans retain the Senate.

Why it matters: With a week to go until Election Day, many Republicans are concerned that President Trump's unpopularity could cost them the Senate. McConnell has long viewed the transformation of the federal judiciary through the confirmation of young conservative judges as his defining legacy.

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