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North Korea’s Kim Says All Of U.S. Within Its Nuclear Range

on December 31, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country has developed the ability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons and that the nuclear button is “on my table.” “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, […]

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New Orleans’s fabled Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform a #MicroShow at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant in Minneapolis.

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Capturing the Causes and Impacts of Climate Change: 2017 in Photos

on December 31, 2017

St. Joseph resident Rudy Shorts fills her washing machine to see if the water is usable and opts not to use it, waiting for the contaminated municipal pipes to be replaced. Environmental scientist Wilma Subra speaking during the A dance troop marches by Shell’s Norco refinery during Norco, Louisiana’s Christmas Parade. (All images © Julie […]

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A New Year's Resolution: Time to Speak Up

on December 31, 2017

As we go into a new year, I have a resolution. I’m going to speak up more when men do things that make me uneasy. Take the other day, for example. I really like my neighbor. I also have no interest in dating him. It’s nothing against him, really. But I don’t know him well, […]

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Focus, Discipline, Craft

on December 31, 2017

Some days, you nail it hard and true to the waiting page… almost taking off your own fingers with the force of the mental hammer-swing. On other occasions, it’s like wresting an inner snake, who’s fighting with all of its might from inching out slowly into the revealing outside light. The best times, it’s as […]

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The 2017 Year in Visual and Interactive Storytelling

on December 31, 2017

Hurricanes. Hate Crimes. President Trump. If 2017 seemed busier than most, that’s because it was. ProPublica published more stories and broke more news than ever before. In addition to stellar investigative work, our reporting included ambitious visual storytelling, data journalism and interactive presentations. Here are some highlights from the year that was. Reporter Heather Vogell […]

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Bombing Kills At Least 17 At Funeral In Eastern Afghan City

on December 31, 2017

A bombing has killed at least 17 people at a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, Attaullah Khogyani, told RFE/RL that 13 others were injured in the December 31 blast, which ripped through a crowd of people who had gathered for the funeral of a […]

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Remaining Peaceful Was Their Choice

on December 30, 2017

People living now in Yemen’s third largest city, Ta’iz, have endured unimaginable circumstances for the past three years. Civilians fear to go outside lest they be shot by a sniper or step on a land mine. Both sides of a worsening civil war use Howitzers, Kaytushas, mortars and other missiles to shell the city. Residents […]

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Searching For America's Changing Role In A Changing World

on December 30, 2017

Speaking over beers in Bavaria back in May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said U.S. President Donald Trump’s first trip to Europe had convinced her that the days of relying on the United States were “over to a certain extent.” Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands,” she famously said. There certainly has […]

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Taking Care to Get a Mississippi Scandal Right

on December 30, 2017

This story was co-published with the BBC. When I arrived, the sheriff was wary of me. I was a visitor to his rural Mississippi county; worse, I was a reporter from New York City. He summed up his skepticism this way: Every time Mississippi made national news, it seemed like the reporters managed to find […]

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Russia Says U.S. Senator Barred Because Of ‘Black List’

on December 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Russian Embassy in Washington said late on December 29 that it refused entry to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen because she’s on a “black list” that was created in reaction to sanctions imposed by the United States. The move by the Russians against the Democratic senator led Republican Senators Ron Johnson and John […]

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The Russian Supreme Court rejected on December 30 an appeal by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny against a decision to bar him from running in Russia’s 2018 presidential election. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-navalny-appeal/28947660.html

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Ukrainian police say a man believed to be carrying explosives has barricaded himself inside a post office in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The police said on December 30 that nine adults and two children are trapped inside the post office with the man. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-kharkiv-post-office/28947604.html

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Annual nationwide pro-government rallies took place across Iran on December 30 amid large economic protests in several cities sparked by a surge in prices for basic food supplies. (Reuters/IRINN) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-government-rally/28947402.html

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Protests erupt in Morocco after two die working in abandoned mine

on December 30, 2017

  Protests erupt in Morocco after two die working in abandoned mine By Alex Lantier 30 December 2017 A general strike brought the eastern Moroccan city of Jerada to a standstill yesterday after two men died in an accident in an abandoned coal mine there. Houcine and Jedouane Daioui, aged 30 and 23, were two […]

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