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Federal Air Marshals Say TSA Separated Them From Families During Harvey

With the hurricane closing in, agents asked to return to their families in Houston. They were refused.

Shadow Government

Cutting Funding to the IAEA Is a Horrible Idea

If you care about national security or the war on terrorism, why would you cut the nuclear nonproliferation budget?

Argument

Savaging State and USAID Budgets Could Do Wonders for Results

The Trump administration is threatening serious cuts to diplomacy. But doing more with less isn’t impossible.

Observation Deck

How Not to Be a Civilization

Mother Nature is using her words. Are we smart enough to heed them?

Argument

More People Will Die in Italy’s Next Earthquake

Why are moderate quakes still killing hundreds of people in a wealthy country? Corruption and political ineptitude.

Dispatch

Life After the Mud

In Indonesia, the world’s largest mud volcano has been erupting continuously for 10 years. A wealthy family's gas company may be to blame. But it’s the poor who’ve paid the price.

Passport

Hajj Closed to Iranians After Year of Discord

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are set to keep tens of thousands from the anual pilgrimage.

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