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How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid
Cornell economist Chris Barrett sometimes shows audiences a photo he took in 2003 of a mother in Kenya holding her thin child. “He's so undernourished,” said Barrett, whose field research has spanned sub-Saharan Africa. Roughly 815 million people around the world suffered from chronic
US Ambassador Scott Brown 'counseled' after comments in Samoa spark inquiry
Scott Brown , the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa , said today a State Department inquiry was opened into his conduct at a summer event he attended in Samoa. He said his comments to some guests and a food server were taken as offensive. Brown told New Zealand news website Stuff that the
Pentagon to investigate ambush in Niger that left 4 US soldiers dead
The American soldiers were part of a Green Beret team assigned to train and assist the Nigerien army in fighting terrorists.
Questions remain 2 weeks after deadly ambush in Niger
The confusion has sparked a full Pentagon probe into what happened in the remote African village where a U.S. Special Forces team met "overwhelming force," leaving four American soldiers dead.
Opposites attract: with Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.)
Alley wrote in visit opposites attract where bipartisanship is never a dirty word. I'm joined here by senator Crist and Democrat of Delaware senator Johnny Isaacson Republican of Georgia. Senator Isaacson of the nice enough to turn over office that's where we are for this interview. Now the two of
What slashing the State Department budget by one-third would really mean
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to the State Department on his first day on the job, he sought to reassure America’s army of diplomats by praising their dedication and intelligence and asking them to “work as one team.” But he also promised some reforms that would challenge what he
Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Lead Republican Party Retreat
Capitol Hill in Washington DC has moved to Philadelphia for two days were the GOP retreat and ABC's Josh Haskell the Mary on downtown joined by our very own Ben Siegel. He's usually running around the hill but today weren't fairly Paul Ryan just the stage Mitch McConnell lot of news so far lot of
Elaine Chao: Everything You Need to Know about Trump's Pick for Secretary of Transportation
Donald Trump has selected Elaine Chao, who was labor secretary in the George W. Bush administration, to serve as transportation secretary. Chao, who is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , holds the record of having the longest tenure as labor secretary of any since World War II ,
Clinton Touts National Service Agenda While Taking a Few Shots at Trump
Hillary Clinton on Thursday touted her plans to increase national service as president, while taking shots at her opponent Donald Trump, who, she said, in contrast thinks only of himself. “You may have noticed that my opponent and I have different views about, well, nearly everything,” the
Obama Visits Vietnam, Seeks to Strengthen Ties
President Obama meets with Vietnamese leaders to discuss trade, including the U.S decision to lift its lethal arms embargo against the Southeast Asian country.