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After NPR Dust-Up, Pompeo Defends Press Freedom Abroad

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on press freedom despite criticism for his own treatment of journalists at...
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Newseum Hailed Free Press, but Got Beaten by Free Museums

WASHINGTON — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real estate. “We’re proud of how we did our storytelling. We changed the model of how museums did...
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Poll: Facts Not Major Driver of American Democracy

WASHINGTON — At a time when many Americans say they're struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that facts underlie some of the basic mechanisms of democracy in the U...
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Ukraine President: ‘No Blackmail’ in Conversation With Trump

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's president insisted Thursday that he faced "no blackmail" from President Donald Trump in their phone call that led to an impeachment inquiry, distancing himself from the U.S. political drama and trying to claw back his own credibility....
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UN Expert: Saudi Arabia Undermined Khashoggi Probe

GENEVA — A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing" planned and carried out by Saudi officials. Ag...