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Iran passes UN nuclear test

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/12/18, 12:45 pm

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that Iran was abiding by the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers. The UN nuclear watchdog group said it had access to all the sites in Iran that it needed to visit to verify that the Islamic country had respected limits on stockpiles of heavy water and low-enriched uranium. The United States withdrew from the nuclear deal in May and has since reimposed economic sanctions on Iran, but the other signatories to the deal—Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia—are still trying to make it work.

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Seeking out the Saudi crown prince

International | A murderous crisis doesn’t stop Trump’s traveling evangelical team from meeting with the embattled leader
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/02/18, 03:35 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: London-based Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz returned to Riyadh, fueling rumors of intensified opposition within the House of Saud to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continuing as heir apparent.

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White House tight-lipped on census citizenship question

Politics | The Supreme Court will decide whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must give a deposition
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 10/11/18, 03:30 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily protected Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from facing legal questions about the 2020 U.S. census amid an ongoing battle over a question about respondents’ citizenship.

The Census Bureau, which is part of the Commerce Department, plans to ask all U.S. residents about their citizenship as part of the once-a-decade population survey of every household in the United States.

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