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Syrians with temporary U.S. protection brace for Trump decision

January 25, 2018
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
Targeted by the Syrian government after providing humanitarian supplies to civilians fleeing air strikes, Mohammad Alala and his wife escaped in 2012, eventually obtaining student visas to enter the United States.
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In Davos, a Club Trump Has Revered and Resented Finally Opens Its Doors

January 24, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
By any measure, he made a lot of money, the kid from Queens, maybe not as much as he boasted, but a fortune. And yet the chip on his shoulder was at least as big as his bank account. Never accepted, never respected, he remained on the outside pressing his nose against the window of the club of elites he both revered and resented.
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Pence moves up timing for Jerusalem embassy move

January 22, 2018
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, on Monday, strongly reaffirming the United States' unwavering commitment to its Middle Eastern ally and lauding his boss, President Donald Trump, for righting "a 70-year wrong" with his contentious decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of the Jewish state.

The impact of President Donald Trump’s explicit insult, latest updates in the Russia probe

January 12, 2018
The charged and changing debates over immigration.
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Immigration talks founder after White House rejects deal and Trump insults foreign countries

January 12, 2018
Erica Werner, Josh Dawsey, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Immigration talks on Capitol Hill foundered Thursday after the White House and some GOP lawmakers rejected a tentative deal from a bipartisan Senate group — and President Trump made incendiary remarks about people from developing countries.
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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

January 12, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Thomas Kaplan, Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.
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North Korea Moves Toward Détente With Seoul

January 10, 2018
David Sanger, Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, spent 2017 rattling the world with nuclear and long-range missile tests and has promised more provocations in 2018. So it was a surprise when he deftly seized on the Winter Olympics on Tuesday to turn toward diplomacy with Seoul, playing the part of the statesman even while seeking fractures in the seven-decade alliance between South Korea and the United States.
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The foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration this year

January 6, 2018
It may be a new year, but many of the old problems remain the same. Susan Glasser of POLITICO and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the Trump administration in 2018.
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