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  • What US response to Jerusalem crisis says about Trump-era Mideast diplomacy

    Once again, a cycle of deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians – this time sparked by recent events at Jerusalem’s holiest of religious sites – poisoned already strained relations between the two populations and threatened to drag neighbors into the storm. As tensions spiraled and deaths related to the flare-up mounted, President Trump on Sunday – some say belatedly – dispatched his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt to Israel. Recommended: How much do you know about the Palestinians?

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:39:45 -0400
  • A tipping point for Washington’s investigative culture?

    Many members of Congress were furious. It was 1792, and a military campaign led by General Arthur St. Clair against Native Americans in what is today Ohio had ended in complete disaster. President George Washington responded with wary cooperation, aware he was setting precedents for presidents to come.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:33:13 -0400
  • What restores peace for Jerusalem’s Old City

    In most religions, sacred shrines are meant to remind the faithful of the promise of peace. A series of killings, which began at the Temple Mount on July 14, set off the worst violence between Israelis and Palestinians in years. The potential of a major conflict forced emergency intervention by the United Nations Security Council and the United States.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:32:17 -0400
  • Boomer parents: 'One day, this will all be yours.' Grown children: 'Noooo!'

    Two hundred stuffed animals, two violins, and a 7-1/2 foot-tall Christmas tree: That was just a corner of the possessions Rosalie and Bill Kelleher accumulated over their 47-year marriage. Among the possessions the Kellehers are keeping are three hutches – one that belonged to his mother, one that belonged to her mother, and one that they purchased together 35 years ago.

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:23:08 -0400
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