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Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown. The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company to make sure the nNcholas Maduro and his embattled administration don't benefit from the oil trade as NPR's. Michelle Kellerman tells us the US is stepping up pressure on Maduro to give up power national security adviser, John Bolton says the US wants to make your Madero can no longer quote loot. The assets of the Venezuelan people Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the US is blocking the accounts of Pitta visa, the state-owned oil company the path to sanctions relief for pedal vase is through the expeditious transfer of control to the interim president or a subsequent democratically elected government. It Trump administration has recognized the head of the national assembly as Venezuela's interim president and has been trying to bolster one guidos chances of getting control. Rollover state assets and the military. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department. A new government report is forecasting slower economic growth this year as the effects of President Trump's tax cut on business investment began to drop off the Congressional Budget Office director Keith hall says federal debt is on an unsustainable course, and lawmakers will have to make significant changes to tax and spending policies. Federal dad is already large budget deficits over the next decade and beyond projected to keep pushing it up in relation to the size of the economy. Eventually data share of economic output would reach its highest level in our nation's history. The agency predicts one hundred eighteen billion dollar increase over last year's seven hundred seventy nine billion dollar deficit the recent government shutdown reduce government spending by about three billion dollars. The CBO. Also predicts the US economy will grow by two point three percent this year nearly one percent drop from a year ago. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd advocates say it shouldn't just be high profile refugees who get waivers from the Trump travel ban three actors and a New York player among the well-publicized applicants from banned countries who've been let into the US, but Betsy Fisher from the international refugee assistance project says many lesser known people have been turned away in an opaque process. You shouldn't have to have celebrity to be free from discrimination that that just shouldn't be part of the process, and that level of arbitrariness really shows how this band is a mockery of the rule of law. Fischer says the Trump administration has not explained how people apply and hasn't disclosed. How many have been let in or turned away the twenty twenty election season hasn't even really gotten off the ground. But already someone's talking about running for New York City mayor in two thousand twenty one council speaker Cory Johnson says he's considering running he told reporters at city hall. Hall today that if he runs hill focus on the issues, he cares. Most about I love New York City. And I think the city faces big problems.

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