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U.S. Tourists And Pilot Killed When Plane Crashes Into Australian Mall

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.21.2017 | World

A small plane carrying American tourists to a golf outing crashed in a ball of flames into an Australian shopping mall just seconds after takeoff from...

Like Bulls in a China Shop, Trump and Netanyahu Abandon Two-State Solution

Pete Tucker | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
Pete Tucker

The bullying and boasting that brought electoral success to Donald Trump may prove disastrous for the Middle East.Emboldened by Trump’s victory, Isr...

US Needs a Clear Policy in the Balkans

Luke Coffey | Posted 02.08.2017 | World
Luke Coffey

US Needs Clear Policy in the Balkans The new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a highly accomplished individual. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he presi...

Civil (Service) Disobedience: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mark Olmsted | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It is one of the supreme and perverse truths of history that dictators commit no crimes — they simply get others to commit them. In 1905, the ...

Appeals Court Shoots Down DOJ Request To Immediately Restore Travel Ban

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

By Yeganeh Torbati and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court late on Saturday denied a request from the U.S. Department of Just...

Federal Agencies Stop Enforcing Key Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban After Court Order

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics

The federal government reversed some 60,000 previously revoked visas and began to resume refugee resettlement on Saturday after a federal judge tempor...

State Department Reverses Visa Ban, Allows Travelers With Visas Into U.S.

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will allow people with valid visas into the United States, a department official said on Satur...

Syrian Family Reunites In U.S. After 2 Years Apart

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

A Syrian refugee and her two children successfully made it into the U.S. this week against all odds ― namely the executive order that President Dona...

Trump Order Revoked Tens Of Thousands Of Visas. Here's What That Means.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration provisionally revoked 100,000 visas as part of its ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, a go...

State Department Protest Of Trump’s Immigration Ban Hits 900 Names

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A formal protest of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries will gre...

Read The Full Text Of Donald Trump's Executive Order Limiting Muslim Entry To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that would limit entry into the U.S. by Muslims. Trump’s order does not feature the blanket ...

White House Puts In $500 Million More To Help Poor Countries Fight Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday delivered a second payment of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, an international effort meant to help the wo...

Rex Tillerson Hints At Support For State Department Women's Programs

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, offered tentative support on Wednesday for State Department programs that...

Don't Forget Exxon's Lousy Record On Gays And Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

With so many other issues surrounding the nomination of former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, his company’s history on women...

John Kerry Apologizes For State Department's History Of LGBTQ Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Secretary of State John Kerry apologized to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community Monday, acknowledging that t...

Turkey's Erdogan Aims To Capitalize On A Trump Presidency

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.09.2017 | World

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he believed relations with Washington would improve under President...

Bill Would Slash Diplomatic Security Funds Unless Trump Moves U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Three Republican senators — including two former presidential candidates who’ve long criticized former Secretary of State Hillary C...

These Government Watchdogs May Be Our Best Hope Of Keeping A Trump Administration In Check

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are taking control of the executive branch and both chambers of the legislative branch next month, giving them essentially ...

Kerry: Two-State Solution In Jeopardy In Middle East

Reuters/HuffingtonPost | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Wednesday that the future of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was in jeopardy, an...

Trump Team Asks State Department To Hand Over Info On Gender Equality Programs

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the State Department to provide information on staffing and funding for all its gender-rela...

America's Secular Community Just Won A Significant Legal Victory

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion

President Obama signed an amendment to an important international religious freedom act on Friday, strengthening the United States’ commitment to pr...

Trump’s Team Appears To Be Going After The State Department's Climate Work, Too

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

Just a few short weeks after the incoming Trump administration asked for the names of federal employees who work on climate change issues, the preside...

Conservative Group Wants Trump To 'Ferret Out' Pro-LGBT State Department Workers

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics

A leading social conservative organization is calling on the Trump administration to “ferret out” employees at the State Department who worked to ...

Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used PSYOPs Tactics for BP

Steve Horn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil...

Bringing The World To The Classroom: U.S. Teachers Abroad

Randal Mason | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

"I thought I was culturally aware... until I went to Brazil," jokes Ms. Anne Artz, a veteran science educator from San Diego, California who teaches in a minority-majority school serving children from 27 countries.