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Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Brazilian president mends fences with White House visit

By Katlyn Babyak
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South America | President Barack Obama has neglected relations with most Latin American countries, aside from Cuba, but this week he made strides to improve relations with…

Will NATO upgrades be enough to deter Russian aggression?

By Michael Cochrane
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Foreign Policy | The defense ministers of NATO’s 28 member countries met last week in Brussels to approve a range of upgrades to the alliance’s military capabilities. The…

Congress debates fallout from faltering nuclear deal with Iran

By Evan Wilt
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Iran | WASHINGTON—Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed serious doubts on Thursday about the looming nuclear deal with Iran during the sixth and final…

House votes to give president more trade authority

By Jae Wasson
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Foreign Policy | WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama won increased authority over international trade through a Republican-supported vote in the U.S. House today. The Trade…

Concerns over Iran nuclear agreement on the rise

By Onize Ohikere
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Foreign Policy | WASHINGTON—As the Obama administration continues to deliberate its nuclear agreement with Iran, some lawmakers from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs…

Bipartisan skeptics blast administration’s Middle East strategy

By Evan Wilt
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Foreign Policy | WASHINGTON—Lawmakers from both parties called out Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday for not having a clear…

Conservative Republicans haven't given up on repealing Obamacare

By Jae Wasson
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Politics | WASHINGTON—Conservative Republicans in the House say they haven’t given up yet on repealing Obamacare, even though they face an uphill battle. Republicans…

Gun owners upset Supreme Court let San Francisco law stand

By Mary Reichard
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Gun Rights | Under lock and key. The U.S. Supreme Court upset Second Amendment advocates last week by not taking a case, and two justices who would have taken it issued a…

House Democrats block White House-backed trade bill

By Lynde Langdon
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Congress | The House shot down a bill to expand the president’s trade powers today, dealing an embarrassing blow to the White House by its own party. House Minority…

Human trafficking crisis creates new hurdles for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Fast track negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive trade agreement that encompasses everything from internet policy to financial…

Iran, nuclear negotiations, and U.S. prisoners

By J.C. Derrick
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Iran | Families of imprisoned Americans urge U.S. government to make their loved ones a priority

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