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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s World View: New Leadership Critical to the American Economy

There is the funny in politics, and there is the serious. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, was thriving on the funny bones of the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida,...

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Maria Alyokhina, left, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot appear at a news conference on Feb. 4, 2014 in New York.

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Maria Alyokhina, left, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot appear at a news conference on Feb. 4, 2014 in New York.

Russian Envoy ‘Disappointed’ Power Hasn’t Joined Pussy Riot’s Band

Updated at 9 pm EST U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power met with two recently liberated members of the all-female Russian punk band Pussy Riot today in New York. The two were imprisoned for hooliganism in a protest...

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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

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Wind-driven snow whipped through New York's streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast, closing roads, grounding flights and shutting schools.

Polar Vortex Explained: Climate Change Real

In the warming world that we’re experiencing, the far Arctic North is warming twice as rapidly as the lower latitudes. So says the White House science adviser. (Eric Roston at Bloomberg’s Grid blog also has a great explainer here.) As...

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Daily wage laborers stack sacks of grain at a warehouse in Faridkot, India.

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Daily wage laborers stack sacks of grain at a warehouse in Faridkot, India.

World’s Hungry Watch U.S. Farm Bill

The farm bill, a Capitol Hill ritual of lobbying and log-rolling that connects farmers and health advocates with the urban poor and insurance companies, has been snagged in Congress in arcane disputes over subsidy-payment formulas and arguments over the extent...

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speak surrounded by bodyguards after a final press conference closing third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program, on November 10, 2013 in Geneva.

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speak surrounded by bodyguards after a final press conference closing third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program, on November 10, 2013 in Geneva.

Iranian Talks Appeasement: Iranian Newspaper

TEHRAN TICKER: Just as Iran’s Facebook-savvy Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is getting ready to resume nuclear discussions with five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) in Geneva later this week, he is facing accusations that...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif walks to a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif walks to a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Zarif’s Facebook Diplomacy Blossoms

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has added more than 100,000 new fans to his Facebook page in the past week — topping 348,000 — is pressing on with social media diplomacy. His Facebook page contains not only photographs...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets fellow diplomats after listening to U.S. President Barack Obama address the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets fellow diplomats after listening to U.S. President Barack Obama address the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.

Iranian Foreign Minister Snubs Israel on Facebook

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif renewed his Facebook diplomacy by penning another diary entry cheering the isolation of Israel at the United Nations. This year, Iran did not allow Israel to twist words of Iranian diplomats and play the role...

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Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, after he spoke during the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2013 at UN headquarters in New York.

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Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, after he spoke during the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2013 at UN headquarters in New York.

Rohani’s UN Speech Recast in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rohani today condemned the killing of Jews in the Holocaust as part of a drive to show a softer and kinder image of the Islamic republic. In his United Nations speech yesterday, Rohani did not denounce Israel...

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2013.

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2013.

Rohani Skips Obama Handshake for Meeting with Hollande — Iran Cites Wine List

Would they meet behind closed doors? Chat during a luncheon? Shake hands in a hallway? After days of speculation about President Barack Obama’s and Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s plans to meet in New York, United Nations-watchers finally have their answer: None...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama: ‘Scared of My Wife’

It’s those open mics at international assemblies that often deliver the most memorable lines. President Barack Obama was talking about quitting smoking Monday at an open microphone at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “I hope you quit smoking,”...

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