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Massive Government Data Breach, Confederate Flag Comes Down in S.C., Trump Unnerves GOP and Iran Nuclear Talks Continue

July 10, 2015
OPM Director resigns after 21 million records hacked and the latest debate on the Confederate flag.
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New Hillary Clinton emails show expansive role of Sidney Blumenthal

July 1, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The liberal writer and family confidant peppered the secretary of state with advice on everything from internal turf battles to climate change.
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U.S. and Cuba Agree to Reopen Embassies, Officials Say

July 1, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The United States and Cuba will announce an agreement on Wednesday to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, formally restoring diplomatic relations more than a half-century after they were ruptured, according to administration officials.
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Iran Talks Drag On, What's the Impact on Oil?

June 30, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his Iranian counterpart left nuclear talks in Vienna for discussions with the country’s leaders on removing sanctions, suggesting the issue remains a major hurdle to a deal.
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Ex-Advisers Warn Obama That Iran Nuclear Deal ‘May Fall Short’ of Standards

June 25, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
Five former members of President Obama’s inner circle of Iran advisers have written an open letter expressing concern that a pending accord to stem Iran’s nuclear program “may fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement” and laying out a series of minimum requirements that Iran must agree to in coming days for them to support a final deal.
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Jeb Bush says Putin has changed; calls for a tougher stance

June 10, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush once again tread into the controversial foreign policy decisions of his brother Wednesday, saying that Russian president Vladimir Putin "has changed."
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Mission Unstoppable

May 18, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, Sean D. Naylor | Foreign Policy
From drone strikes to prison torture, the CIA has been pulling the strings of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11.
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Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability

May 14, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
When President Obama began making the case for a deal with Iran that would delay its ability to assemble an atomic weapon, his first argument was that a nuclear-armed Iran would set off a "free-for-all" of proliferation in the Arab world. "It is almost certain that other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons," he said in 2012.
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On Iraq question, Jeb Bush stumbles and the GOP hopefuls pounce

May 14, 2015
Ed O'Keefe, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Jeb Bush came face-to-face here Wednesday with the perils of carrying a politically divisive family name, skirmishing with voters over the Iraq war and continuing to struggle with how to differentiate himself from his brother.
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