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Will Chief of Staff John Kelly take control of the White House? Are U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tough enough? And Los Angeles gets to host the summer Olympics in 2028, but what will that mean for the city?

The White House will be imposing targeted sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in response to his efforts to rewrite his country's constitution. This is only the fourth time the U.S. has sanctioned a head of state.

Russian International Affairs Council director Andrey Kortunov discusses the consequences of Vladimir Putin expelling U.S. diplomats. The move was in response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress.

The I-35W bridge was one of Minnesota's busiest, carrying 140,000 cars a day over the Mississippi River. It collapsed during rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007. Ten years later, the disaster still looms large.

Christopher Ruddy, CEO of conservative media company Newsmax, talks about President Trump's decision to remove Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director less than 2 weeks after being named to the job.

The Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles, but not in 2024 as organizers had first hoped. In a deal with the International Olympic Committee, the summer games return in 2028 instead.

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders on his plans to push forward with a bill for a single-payer health insurance system, in the wake of Republican failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Nineteen Texas law enforcement agencies signed agreements to work with U.S. immigration agents. Immigrant advocates say the effort will ramp up racial profiling by officers and fear among immigrants.

The U.S. government is scheduled to make large payments to health insurance companies to help offset discounts required by the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has threatened to stop the payments.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt, stemming from a 2011 racial profiling case. Arpaio faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and a monetary fine.

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