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U.S. Church Puts 5 Banks From Israel on a Blacklist

By RICK GLADSTONE January 12, 2016 The pension board of the United Methodist Church — one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, with more than seven million members — has placed five Israeli banks on a list of companies that it will not invest in for human rights reasons, ...

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News Analysis: U.S. Struggles to Explain Alliance With Saudis

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday confronted the fundamental contradiction in its increasingly tense relationship with Saudi Arabia. It could not bring itself, at least in public, to condemn the execution of a dissident cleric who challenged the royal family, for fear of undermining the fragile Saudi leadership that ...

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Swedish Players Increasingly Drawn to U.S. Colleges

HELSINKI, Finland — Forty years ago, Anders Carlsson was believed to be the first Swede to play college hockey in the United States when he suited up for Yale. Since then, there have been 111 Swedish hockey players in the N.C.A.A., and about 20 percent of them — 23 — ...

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In ISIS Strategy, U.S. Weighs Risk to Civilians

WASHINGTON — For months, the United States military has known that the Islamic State uses the city hall in Raqqa, Syria, as an administrative center and a dormitory for scores of fighters. Some American officials even believe that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group’s leader, may have been in the building ...

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A Putin Ally Is Found Dead in a U.S. Hotel

By NICHOLAS FANDOS November 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The police here said on Saturday that the department was continuing an investigation into the death of Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia who helped design the government’s takeover of independent media in that country. Mr. Lesin was ...

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