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Facing Trump, Mexicans Think the Unthinkable: Leaving Nafta

By ELISABETH MALKIN January 24, 2017 MEXICO CITY — Not long ago, any suggestion that Mexico might walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement would have been met with utter disbelief. That was before Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Free trade is a mantra of ...

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Preparing to Meet Trump, Mexican Leader Seeks Common Ground

By AZAM AHMED January 23, 2017 MEXICO CITY — In his first major speech since the change of administrations in the United States, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico promised a robust dialogue with President Trump based on shared interests and mutual respect, but insisted that Mexico’s sovereignty — and the protection ...

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Trump Names Former Climate Scientist Erik Noble to NASA Advisory Role

President Trump hasn’t appointed anyone to lead NASA or even articulated his space policy, but he isn’t ignoring it. This morning, Robert Lightfoot, the agency’s acting administrator, announced the appointment of Greg Autry and Erik Noble as presidential liaisons. Both have backgrounds in the field, and Noble has even done some climate science. Trump ...

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Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

At 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, scientists, archivists, and librarians were hunched over laptops, drawing flow charts on whiteboards, and shouting opinions on computer scripts across the room. They had hundreds ...

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For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia

By MEGAN TWOHEY and STEVE EDER January 16, 2017 It was 2005, and Felix Sater, a Russian immigrant, was back in Moscow pursuing an ambitious plan to build a Trump tower on the site of an old pencil factory along the Moscow River that would offer hotel rooms, condominiums and commercial office space. Letters ...

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Russians Ridicule U.S. Charge That Kremlin Meddled to Help Trump

By ANDREW HIGGINS January 7, 2017 MOSCOW — Spies are usually thought of as bystanders who quietly steal secrets in the shadows. But the Russian versions, schooled in techniques used during the Cold War against the United States, have a more ambitious goal — shaping, not just snooping on, the politics of ...

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