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Climate change cited as a leading national security threat around the world

The issue runs almost even with ISIS, while cyberattacks and the refugee crisis rank lower.In this Nov. 18, 2015 photo, Bangladeshis from nearby districts...   [ continue reading...]

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The Jared Kushners of the world have the real advantage in college admissions

Belonging to a wealthy family has become an even greater advantage for college applicants in recent years.White House senior adviser Jared Kushner pauses w...   [ continue reading...]

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Sessions to black cops: Help us explain Trump approach to your communities

The president and the attorney general know what’s best for dealing with crime — they just need black cops to go explain that to other b...   [ continue reading...]

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Opposition activists arrested as Venezuelan crisis worsens

Sanctions announced by the United States don’t seem to be having any impact on the government’s determination to crack down.Venezuelan Bolivari...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump is silent as Russia issues harsh retaliation over sanctions

Around 755 U.S. embassy staff will be cut, but the president isn’t weighing in.U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladi...   [ continue reading...]

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Over 64 percent of Miami property buyers are oblivious to threat of sea level rise

Meanwhile, Trump is doing all he can to burst the trillion-dollar coastal property bubble.Miami Beach street flooding driven by fall high tides, September...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump liberates Kansas from the governor who wrecked its economy

Sam Brownback gets to flee the economic and political crisis he created.Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. CREDIT: AP Photo/John Hanna, FileKansas won’t...   [ continue reading...]

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Rex Tillerson ‘taking a little time off’ amid rumors of tension with President Trump

Rexit?CREDIT: AP Photo/Cliff OwenSecretary of State Rex Tillerson will be “taking a little time off” amid rumors of a rift with President Donald Tru...   [ continue reading...]

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3 really weird moments in Trump’s press conference with Lebanon’s prime minister

We have some questions.President Donald Trump, with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, speaks during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the Whi...   [ continue reading...]

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In Trump’s world, Sessions is unfit because of Russia investigation, not his racist past

Sessions’ perceived display of disloyalty was an unforgivable sin.Attorney General Jeff Sessions. CREDIT: AP Photo/John LocherAs the federal probe into po...   [ continue reading...]

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China’s new policy tracking Muslims’ phones adds to rise in global Islamophobia

Citizens in Xinjiang, a Muslim-majority province, are being forced to install a mobile surveillance app or risk a 10-day jail sentence.Uighur (also Uyghur) ethn...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump confirms secret CIA operation in Syria on Twitter

The president denounced details of a Washington Post story, seemingly acknowledging classified intelligence in the process.A Free Syrian Army fighter takes...   [ continue reading...]

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Pentagon tried to give $1.2 million in guns and bombs to a fake police department

The military is so eager to put war machines in cops’ hands that it doesn’t bother making sure they’re, you know, actually cops.Police in...   [ continue reading...]

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U.S. mum on Iran-Iraq military agreement

What does the agreement mean, and how will it affect anything on the ground?Shia Volunteers fighters of the Imam Ali Brigade, an armed faction with the Ira...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump envoy visits Israel as Temple Mount violence escalates

Hundreds of people have been injured and several killed following new security measures by Israel’s right-wing government.Israeli border police officers d...   [ continue reading...]

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Department of Justice reduces Harley-Davidson’s pollution fine by $3 million

The fine was part of an Obama-era settlement for selling motorcycle tuners that increased air pollution.CREDIT: Photo by Darren Hauck/Invision for Harley-Davids...   [ continue reading...]

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Who would U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil really hurt?

The Trump administration is weighing new sanctions on Venezuela, but it’s not clear who they’ll actually impact most.A woman walks past a shutt...   [ continue reading...]

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Australia disappointed by U.S. failure to take in refugees as promised

A “refugee swap” deal was made by the previous administration.Australia’s Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton speaks to re...   [ continue reading...]

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With democracy under fire, Poles take to the streets

Tens of thousands protested the country’s increasingly authoritarian government, two weeks after Trump’s visit.Opposition supporters protest in...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump reveals what he talked about with Putin in secret second meeting

“Adoption” is a code word.CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan VuccIn an expansive interview with the New York Times, President Trump shed new light on his se...   [ continue reading...]

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