Three major opposition parties boycotted the voting, leading President Nicolás Maduro to threaten to ban them from future elections.
Booker, the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, was credited with bringing to the death of Emmett Till national prominence.
Massive wildfires continued to scorch Southern California on Sunday fueled by whipping Santa Ana winds.
The U.S. may be in for an early and dangerous flu season, with influenza already more widespread than it was this time last year, the CDC says.
Cpl. Omar Delgado was praised for saving Angel Colon, who had been shot several times during the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016.