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Hostage Review Could Make It Easier for Families to Pay Ransoms

The White House is about to change how Washington tries to save captured Americans, but the moves won't go as far as many relatives of U.S. hostages want them to.

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U.N. Tightens Noose on U.N. Rights Official Who Exposed Abuses

U.N. investigators expand investigation into veteran U.N. human rights official who disclosed abuses against children in the Central African Republic.

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The Shield of Jerusalem

The Obama administration is seen as no great friend of Bibi's government. But behind the scenes at the U.N., the United States is working hard to protect it.

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Pentagon Shutting Highly-Regarded Support Program for Troubled Troops

The Defense Department has long praised a support program for troubled troops. That wasn't enough to save it from the budget axe.

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Can Pope Francis Get the Church’s Mind Off Sex?

Pope Francis wants to move away from divisive fights over sex, abortion and gay rights. Behind the scenes at the U.N., Vatican diplomats are focusing on little else.

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U.S. Prioritizes Iran Deal Over Two-State Solution

Wary of alienating Congress while Iran nuclear talks advance, the Obama administration is putting the brakes on a new U.N. Security Council push for an Israel-Palestine resolution.

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Pakistan Helped Weinstein Family Arrange Ransom

The family of American aid worker Warren Weinstein paid a $250,000 ransom in a failed effort to win his release, three years before he was killed in a botched U.S. drone strike.

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Genocide Under Our Watch

Newly declassified White House documents place Richard Clarke and Susan Rice at the forefront of U.S. efforts to limit a robust U.N. peacekeeping operation before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Exclusive: Rwanda Revisited

Former President Clinton said he never knew the extent of suffering during Rwanda's genocide. But America's diplomats on the ground knew exactly what was happening -- and they told Washington.

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From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay

The White House hoped a new Israeli prime minister would resume peace talks with the Palestinians. With Netanyahu holding on, the administration is weighing a turn to the U.N. to help force a deal.

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