2017 Women's March. Photo: Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Members of the Women's March, which in 2017 organized one of the largest protests in U.S. history, have accused some of the organization's leaders of anti-Semitism — charges first outlined in Tablet magazine and recently reported by the New York Times.

The big picture: Vanessa Wruble, an early organizer of the Women's March, said she was pushed out of the group shortly after the 2017 march, and now claims her Jewish identity played a role. Accusations against leaders Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour, who have come under fire for their ties to Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, have divided the organization and threaten to overshadow its plans for more marches in January.

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Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Marc Short with Katie Miller, Vice President Pence's communications director, in March. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times via Reuters

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force.

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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.