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What the Mueller report is and isn't: The fog begins to lift

<p>What the Mueller report is and isn't: The fog begins to liftPresident Donald Trump cursing and declaring “this is the end my presidency!” when he heard of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. Trump campaign adviser Erik Prince traveling to the Seychelles Islands to perhaps build a communications backchannel with Russian officials. Trump telling White House counsel Don McGahn to deny that he’d tried to fire special counsel Mueller – and Mr. McGahn refusing, because he had.

As of: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:52:43 -0400
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For America’s poorest communities, opportunity knocks

<p>For America’s poorest communities, opportunity knocksAcross the United States, at least 1 in 10 people live in low-income, distressed communities. Most have been hit by shifts in global trade, technology, or government priorities. Despite a decade of economic growth since the Great Recession, these places have been left behind, forcing many residents to commute long distances to earn a decent wage.

As of: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:39:52 -0400
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Is populism waning in Germany? The steady rise of The Greens party

<p>Is populism waning in Germany? The steady rise of The Greens partyAs is the case in many countries across Europe, the past few years have seen significant growth in the political far right in Germany. It has proven a galvanizing force for Germany’s Greens party, which has become the country’s second largest according to recent polls. While sticking to its environmentalist ideas, The Greens have added an iron core of pragmatism that has made the party a formidable power broker in a rapidly morphing political landscape.

As of: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:47:22 -0400
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Tangle of church and state roils Ukraine's Orthodox parishes

<p>Tangle of church and state roils Ukraine's Orthodox parishesBoris Kovalchuk arrived in this small agricultural village, about 30 miles from Kiev, straight out of the Kiev Spiritual Academy 19 years ago. The new church, created on the basis of a charter granted by the patriarch in Constantinople and heavily backed by President Petro Poroshenko, is meant to reduce the influence of the traditional Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which owes spiritual allegiance to the patriarch in Moscow (UOC-MP). It’s an issue that is often discussed in the language of geopolitics and national aspirations, exacerbated over the past five years by Ukraine’s conflict with Russia.

As of: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:56:36 -0400
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