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12 October 2017 1:46 PM ICAN Drops the Bomb on Nuclear Weapons

Or, how we can learn to start worrying and end atomic terror.​ played a decisive role in the adoption, this past July, of an international treaty banning the production, possession, and use of nuclear munitions. While many activists had become discouraged over the prospects for further progress on the nuclear issue, ICAN turned the tide by emphasizing 108

14 September 2017 10:25 AM The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a meeting yesterday in Sochi. (Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images) THE BIG IDEA: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury. When he finally made it home, the Republican 278

6 September 2017 12:08 AM 2 of the top officials in Trump's cabinet gave vastly different statements on ending DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced the move in front of cameras Tuesday morning, said DACA recipients were "mostly-adult illegal aliens" and that President Barack Obama's executive order "contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences" and "denied jobs to hundreds of thousands 60

4 September 2017 3:38 PM The case for keeping DACA

If news reports are correct, Trump has decided to end DACA, subject to a six month delay. That would be a terrible decision. The program has strong moral and policy justifications. The legal arguments against DACA are more substantial, but do not justify ending it either. The standard argument for deporting undocumented immigrants is that they deserve 55

18 August 2017 7:32 PM The Latest: Young Australian boy missing after van attack

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Turnbull said Saturday that the boy's mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday's attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Turnbull says the boy's 88

18 August 2017 7:32 PM The Latest: Police in Catalonia search 2 buses

Police in Catalonia say they have searched two buses in their hunt for violent extremists believed responsible for a pair of deadly attacks in the northwestern region of Spain. Police say on their Twitter feed that they searched the buses in Girona and Garrigas, towns in the northwest of Catalonia, but the operation yielded nothing of importance. They provided 89

11 August 2017 3:50 PM North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

The Pentagon said in a 2014 report that climate change posed an immediate threat to national security. And in June, the House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that would require the secretary of defense to submit a report on how climate change could affect American military installations and combat 81

8 August 2017 3:31 PM Trump Only Has Two Options on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Prior to the vote to authorize war against Iraq in 2002, Members of Congress who wanted George W. Bush to increase pressure on Iraq over allegations of a nonexistent WMD program were presented with a seemingly convincing third option. Rather than vote against authorizing Bush to go to war or explicitly backing his war push, they were told that voting 58

4 August 2017 2:03 PM Trump talked about sending troops to battle ‘tough hombres’ in Mexico. Can he do that?

Just a week into his presidency, Donald Trump raised the specter of using U.S. military might to crush “tough hombres”: the Mexican drug cartels bedeviling the country in a historic year of gangland murders. “We are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out,” Trump 48

4 August 2017 6:15 AM Qatar Files Complaint with WTA Against Arab Coalition

Qatar is said to have filed a formal charge with the World Trade Organization (WTO), directed at fighting an ongoing trade cut off by Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia. The legal action would register the first action in the WTO’s feud trial. This means that the nations need to come together and strike a deal with Qatar to resolve the dispute. If they cannot 61