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Foggy Bottom at the bottom

The Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, are tracking the more than 600 key positions in the Trump administration that require U.S. Senate confirmation. According to their database, 289 of them still have no nomination after almost 10 months of Trump’s presidency.

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Can a Nobel Prize rewind the nuclear clock?

Can a Nobel Prize rewind the nuclear clock?

As world leaders speak recklessly about a nuclear threat, the clock is ticking against the world. It is now close to midnight. And it is getting closer. Tick tock! There are only two minutes and 30 seconds to convince them their strategies are wrong.

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UN inside

UN inside

 

In New York, the WPI fellows had the opportunity to visit UN headquarters. I would like to tell you about this unique building.

The UN headquarters is located in eastern Manhattan and occupies 18 acres of land on the shores of the East River. This is an international zone belonging to all members. It has a security service, fire department and post office.

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In the eye of the storm

They say there are two types of people who run toward a disaster: firemen and reporters. And that’s exactly what Miami Herald Reporter David Ovalle did. As others across the city camped out in their offices waiting for hurricane Irma’s fury to abate so they could go home, he headed straight for the storm.

When his editor asked him if he was willing to leave his usual beat for a few days and cover the hurricane, he didn’t think twice.

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Cities and States rise up against Washington, D.C.

The wallets of the residents of South Bend, Ind., have recently become thicker. Don’t get too excited! It’s not money, even though it might also be compared in value for a part of the community. Locals there can now have two different types of identification, the state driver’s license, which is the more common one in the United States, or the city card. The regional system was created about a year ago in part to help nondrivers and immigrants, including undocumented ones, to feel safe enough to use the city’s service without being afraid of deportation.

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Abuses will make immigration a slippery path for Trump

President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration reforms will have far-reaching consequences not only in the United States but across the world.

Thousands of people who have called the United States home for years will soon be thrown out courtesy of tough legislation and an anti-immigrant mantra that Trump embraced the very first day he hit the campaign trail.

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Fake news accusations

From Washington, D.C., to Warsaw, Poland, the ”fake news” term became a useful tool for populists to denounce everything they do not agree with. Donald Trump’s repeated accusations against the ”failing” New York Times and ”fake news” CNN are so similar to Polish Law and Party’s rhetoric against my newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and private broadcaster TVN.

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