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President Trump orders police reforms

President Trump has ordered numerous police reforms after the death of George Floyd. See which cities are also taking steps to limit excessive force.

There’s a new public face for U.S. foreign policy

As the new State Department spokesman, John Kirby is the primary communicator of U.S. foreign policy. Much preparation goes into the daily press briefings.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on corrupt Maduro loyalists [video]

Members of the corrupt Maduro cabal have been accused of everything from drug smuggling to financial manipulations, all while the Venezuelan people suffer.
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Pompeo: Many countries are following Chile’s example [infographic]

Once under a military dictatorship, Chile made a peaceful transition to democracy and embraced free markets and capitalism. Today, Chile is thriving.
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Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
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December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption props up dictators, weakens democracies, and drains needed revenue from the global economy. Find out just how much.
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China’s Houston consulate a center of malign activity

The United States closed the Chinese consulate in Houston because it was part of an aggressive campaign of spying and intellectual property theft.
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China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

Life for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.
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How to spot disinformation [video]

Disinformation circulates in a variety of ways online and is often difficult to detect. Watch this video to learn more about the history of disinformation, its effects and ways to spot it.