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Will China help Trump denuclearize North Korea?

The US is not the only country with a stake in North Korea’s denuclearization. AP Photo/Evan Vucci When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June pledged to work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” by 2020, the White House hailed the agreement as “a tremendous moment...
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Americans elected mayors who care about climate change

Do events like the Global Action Climate Summit raise the profile of politicians like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio? AP Photo/Eric Risberg Being pro-environment was a winning strategy for this country’s mayors. Twelve mayors in America’s 100 largest cities faced re-election battles during the 2018 midterms,...
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Left behind: The midterm view from Iowa

Now that the midterm election is over, many of my fellow Iowans are looking forward to resuming normal daily activities, finishing up the fall harvest, raking their lawns without the nuisance of political yard signs and watching television without the constant barrage of negative campaign ads. I’ve spent...
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