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  • Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree February 24, 2017ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.
  • Trump to put ‘regulatory reform task forces’ in U.S. agencies February 24, 2017WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place “regulatory reform” task forces within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades.
  • Former Border Patrol officials question Trump plan to add agents February 24, 2017NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. Department of Homeland Security plan to add more than 5,000 border enforcement agents will present logistical challenges and might be unnecessary, according to former government officials familiar with earlier pushes to accelerate border hiring.

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  • White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire February 24, 2017by Justin Elliott and Al Shaw Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and the heir to a family real estate empire, has emerged as perhaps Donald Trump’s closest adviser. A near-constant presence by Trump’s side, his portfolio includes business, tax, political, and foreign policy matters. Last month his lawyers outlined a plan under which they said […] ProPublica
  • A Closer Look: ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ Steve Bannon and Us February 24, 2017by Richard Tofel and Stephen Engelberg A Closer Look Examining the news Richard Tofel and Stephen Engelberg We are honored to report that the daughter and son-in-law of David Halberstam, one of the greatest reporters of the 20th century, have decided to donate to ProPublica the royalties for 2017 from increased sales of Halberstam’s landmark […] ProPublica
  • The Breakthrough: How Reporters Really Use Unnamed Sources February 24, 2017by Jessica Huseman .player_box { display: none; } div.article-inline-image.Right.demobbed {display: none;} The Trump administration has been the focus of remarkable reporting recently — much of it relying on unnamed sources. The New York Times revealed that members of President Donald Trump’s campaign had been in repeated contact with members of Russian intelligence. The story, which […] ProPublica

 

 

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  • A Common Theme for This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Documentaries February 24, 2017The films 4.1 Miles, Watani: My Homeland, The White Helmets, and Fire at Sea are all up for Academy Awards this year—and all deal with the migrant crisis or the Syrian conflict. Sarah Feldberg
  • Why Are They ‘Stars’? February 24, 2017Celebrities are celestial because of Shakespeare. And because of Chaucer. And because of the weird workings of the movie camera. Megan Garber
  • An Assassination by Weapon of Mass Destruction February 24, 2017The murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, involved the use of VX nerve agent, one of the deadliest chemical substances on earth. Adam Chandler

 

 

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