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A government closes its borders, blocking international aid. Civilians are shot dead by the military. The opposition encourages defections. America agitates for an overthrow while Russia warns of consequences. In Venezuela, the old geopolitics are new again, and they may soon spiral out of control.

Here are today’s top stories

Paul Manafort was campaign manager for President Donald Trump. He’s also a twice-convicted felon. Should his old boss pardon him, however, New York state prosecutors promise he won’t be out of the woods.

Theresa May must resign as British prime minister in three months, according to politicians at the highest levels of her own government.

Kraft Heinz plummeted the most on record, one day after writing down the value of some of its best-known brands by $15.4 billion.

John Havens, Citigroup’s former president and chief operating officer, has been caught up in the same prostitution bust that ensnared New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft.

The U.S. and China will extend the current round of trade talks into the weekend as they made progress on currency policy.

The Trump administration put in place new restrictions on abortion providers, setting up likely court challenges.

What’s Luke Kawa thinking about? The Bloomberg cross-asset reporter says the Treasury market is so boring that it’s hardly worth worrying about for risk-taking investors. But that may be about to change.

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Here’s the line from Vegas on Sunday’s Oscars. Americans can legally bet on the Oscars for the first time this year, thanks to the debut of sports betting in New Jersey. The overwhelming favorite for best picture is Netflix's “Roma.”

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