News Wrap: Venezuela blackout continues – PBS NewsHour

Judy Woodruff:

In Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected the Venezuelan government’s claims that the U.S. is behind the blackout.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May travel to Strasbourg, France, tonight in a bid to salvage her Brexit plan. She is hoping for concessions from the European Union before the House of Commons votes on a plan that it rejected once already. The vote is tomorrow. The scheduled date for Brexit is March the 29th.

Back in this country, Democrats announced that Milwaukee will host their presidential nominating convention next year. The city won out over Houston and Miami. Republicans have already picked Charlotte, North Carolina, for their 2020 convention.

And on Wall Street, a tech rally pushed the broader market higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 177 points to close at 25650. The Nasdaq rose 136 points, and the S&P 500 added 34.

Still to come on the “NewsHour”: President Trump’s top economic adviser on the latest White House budget; an on-the-ground report from the U.S. southern border; we break down the weekend’s 2020 Democratic campaign activity; a conversation with author Marlon James on his new novel, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”; and much more.

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