Rukmini Callimachi

New York Times

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Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, focusing on al-Qaeda and Islamic extremism.

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Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says President Trump’s withdrawal of soldiers protecting the Kurds violated “American honor.”

Trump’s Turkey debacle

Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says President Trump’s withdrawal of soldiers protecting the Kurds violated “American honor.”

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President Trump today announced the end of sanctions on Turkey, which had been in place for about 10 days.

Trump says the U.S. is done fighting in Syria. What does that mean for the Kurds and ISIS?

President Trump today announced the end of sanctions on Turkey, which had been in place for about 10 days.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

Mattis is out and we’re heading to a shutdown

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

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Despite laws to close the gender pay gap, Germany’s gap remains one of the largest among all EU countries.

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N ew York is calling on health care workers from all over to come help with the flood of coronavirus patients.

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Americans see coronavirus in terms of politics more than public health. Blue states are enforcing “social distancing.” Red states are reluctant.

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