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A funeral is held for Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday. Although some Venezuelans hope to see democracy, armed Chávistas, guardians of the socialist revolution, have control of neighborhoods even police fear to enter. US and South Korean soldiers participate in a joint air-assault training course as pressure mounts on North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un. Senator Rand Paul tries to bring attention to the administration’s drone policy during a 13-hour filibuster. A new kind of civil-rights movement may be stirring as issues of same-sex marriage and the birth-control mandate near a resolution. In economic news, the closely watched number of new applications for jobless benefits fell to its lowest level in five years.