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New @StateDept Authorization Bill Includes 3-Year Pilot Program For Lateral Entry Into the Foreign Service

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On April 28, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the bipartisan Department of State Authorization Act of 2017  (see  786 more words

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Obama administration: Iran not gaining access to U.S. financial system

Markets | Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:32pm EDT

WASHINGTON | BY PATRICIA ZENGERLE

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A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage during the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. 504 more words

Our government continues to support Saudi Arabia despite its 'crimes against humanity' (UN), challenged by US Senator Chris Murphy

The global charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) told Reuters news agency that more than 40 civilians, including an eight-year-old in a critical condition, were admitted to Abs Hospital after an air strike in the Mustaba district, … 251 more words

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Photo of the Day: Wait, what did he say?

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Via state.gov/Flickr:

Secretary Kerry Delivers Opening Statement During Budget Testimony in Washington to Senate Foreign Relations Committee | State Department Spokesperson John Kirby (far right) and Deputy Chief of Staff Tom Sullivan listen as U.S. 64 more words

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"New Revelations Pose A Problem For 'No-Show Rubio'": A History Of Regularly Failing To Show Up For Work

For pundits, Marco Rubio’s record of not showing up for work has already been dismissed as campaign trivia. For months, the senator’s critics have highlighted Rubio’s history of skipping key votes, important briefings, and committee hearings, and for months, much of the political establishment has been inclined to blow off the issue. 594 more words

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SFRC Clears Roberta Jacobson's Nomination as US Ambassador to Mexico, Roadblocks Remain

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According
to the Dallas Morning News, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-7 to advance the nomination of Roberta Jacobson to be the next U.S. 272 more words

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U.S. intensifies fight against Islamic State militants -- international meeting on Syria later this week

WASHINGTON | BY DAVID ALEXANDER AND YEGANEH TORBATI

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. 493 more words