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Abortion: Clinton invokes women’s rights around the world as she defends choice

The contentious issue of abortion came up during the final U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton affirmed women’s right to abortion while Donald Trump said he would appoint judges to the Supreme Court who oppose it. Clinton countered by looking internationally to the consequences of governments circumventing reproductive rights.

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Trump’s new immigration plan: Follow Obama’s lead

Republican nominee Donald Trump made a significant switch in his immigration policy last week, shifting from calling for the deportation of all illegal immigrants to prioritizing criminals and others posing a threat to public security. The move aligns his policy more closely with that of the Obama administration, which has deported more people than any other president’s

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Trump’s choice of VP sparks concern over AIDS funding

Trump’s pick for vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has spent his lengthy political career building a reputation for his conservative stance on social issues, especially gay rights. In light of Trump’s announcement, his reputation is elevating fears that a Trump candidacy could diminish U.S. contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Trump’s announcement came just

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Trump restricting press access shares similarities with world’s authoritarian leaders

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Monday that his campaign revoked the press credentials for the Washington Post. It is the latest in a series of statements and actions by the candidate that seek to restrict press rights and access. His actions share more similarities with authoritarian leaders who crack down on critical reporting, than

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U.S. presidential campaign in the Humanosphere #3: What about the rest of the world?

This is the third story in a running series of dispatches providing analysis on issues that come up in the U.S. presidential primaries and election that are relevant to the Humanosphere. Global poverty and inequality will get scant attention from the campaigns, but issues raised and ideas tabled during the process will have an impact

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Breaking News: USAID Responds to Policy Prescriptions from President-elect Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For Immediate Release – Today USAID has responded to the foreign policy prescriptions of the Republican presidential nominee and future president, Donald J Trump, in line with USAID’s longstanding commitment to work with transition teams even before the Supreme Court decides the election. “If there’s one thing we know we need, it’s agility,” said USAID Administrator Gayle Smith. “Even as we persist through long transitions and pursue a patient path to lasting progress, we must move swiftly to seize opportunities when they arise… That means we need to adapt our systems and institutions for a rapidly changing world.” A Mutual Expenditure Approach Core to Trump’s approach is the commitment to “Make America Great Again,” through a dramatic reimagining of the current model of international development, moving from one-way assistance to a mutual-expenditure approach. USAID is responding to this plan by ensuring that each tranche of American aid will be met with a counter-investment in the US by the recipient country.

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At U.S.-Mexico border, Pope Francis calls migrant crisis a ‘human tragedy’

Pope Francis stood in solidarity with the thousands of Latin Americans forced to migrate to the United States as he celebrated Mass in what was once of the world’s deadliest cities, Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, on the U.S.-Mexico border. The plight of an ever-increasing number of migrants who risk extortion, rape and sometimes their lives on

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