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      Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Trump “doesn’t seem to understand the enormity” of the Russia hack
      Jan07

      Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Trump “doesn’t seem to understand the enormity” of the Russia hack

      Back in September, New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen became the first senator to call for a hearing about Russia’s interference in the US presidential race. On Thursday morning, she got that hearing — or at least, the first of many. The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing with the country’s top spies — Director of...

      Dan Coats, Trump’s pick to be the nation’s spy chief, was once banned from Russia
      Jan06

      Dan Coats, Trump’s pick to be the nation’s spy chief, was once banned from Russia

      President-elect Donald Trump — who openly admires Russian President Vladimir Putin and who has been publicly feuding with the US intelligence community over its assessment that Russia tried to influence the US election — just picked a man who was once banned from Russia to be the nation’s spy chief. Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats is...

      Vox Sentences: Is Donald Trump launching a cold war against the CIA?
      Jan05

      Vox Sentences: Is Donald Trump launching a cold war against the CIA?

      Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Donald Trump is engaged in a cold war with the intelligence community; the...

      The way Putin and Netanyahu are responding to Trump is really pretty unusual
      Jan03

      The way Putin and Netanyahu are responding to Trump is really pretty unusual

      Trump’s unique style and attitudes are creating some striking diplomatic scenarios. Russia’s surprise decision not to retaliate for President Obama’s new sanctions highlights a striking trend: Governments that have feuded with the outgoing administration are openly indicating their belief that US policy under Donald Trump will...

      15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet
      Jan02

      15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet

      Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We’ve cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. “To a large extent,” two scientists wrote in 2015, “the future of the only place where life is known to exist is being...

      Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan
      Dec30

      Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan

      Way back in 1987, journalist Ron Rosembaum interviewed real estate developer and casino mogul Donald Trump on a somewhat unusual topic — nuclear weapons. Rosembaum has long been interested in the issue (he even wrote a book, How The End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III) but Trump at the time didn’t have much of a political profile....

      The 2016 culture war, as illustrated by the alt-right
      Dec30

      The 2016 culture war, as illustrated by the alt-right

      To Trump supporters, his win was a victory against corruption, political correctness, and conspiracies. The 2016 campaign trail was a long and rocky, but for members of the self-described alt-right — the noxious, meme-wielding, internet-based movement built on a foundation of white nationalism — it was a turbulent ride to an unexpected victory....

      President Obama just took unprecedented steps to punish Russia for its cyberattacks
      Dec30

      President Obama just took unprecedented steps to punish Russia for its cyberattacks

      And it’s going to make life harder for Trump. US intelligence agencies believe that this year Russia mounted an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the American electoral process in an effort to undermine American democracy and ensure the election of Kremlin-friendly Donald Trump. On Thursday, the Obama administration announced an...

      9 questions about the UN vote on Israeli settlements you were too embarrassed to ask
      Dec28

      9 questions about the UN vote on Israeli settlements you were too embarrassed to ask

      A controversial new United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory has triggered a brutal and messy diplomatic fight between President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and now President-elect Donald Trump. The war of words got even nastier Wednesday, when Secretary of State John...

      2016, in 5 minutes
      Dec28

      2016, in 5 minutes

      Many will rejoice as this challenging year comes to a close, but the events that took place in 2016 will have consequences that reverberate far into 2017 and beyond. It was a year with political turmoil and terrorism dominating headlines across the globe. In the US, a bitter election revealed the country’s widening cultural divide. And we...